Hearty Smoked Salmon Bisque

I love days off don’t you?  I slept in until 9:30, stretching out on the bed while the kittens pounced around me and soft sunbeams streamed through the sheer curtains. At sunset, my boyfriend and I took a walk along the ocean.  Back at home, chilled from the winter outside, we lit the fireplace. I…

A Winter Poem

Wintertime.  Still. Silent. White. From the window seems inviting. Hot tea in a mug.  Slow steaming herbal comfort on the in breath. Mother Nature in her deep sleep. The flickering of a candle on the sill. A beacon of hope for longer days.     Merry Christmas. Love, Jennifer

Dressing In The Pacific Northwest

“In these parts, at this time of the year, the weather forecast is poetry: Rain today, turning to showers. Morning drizzle followed by afternoon sprinkles, giving way to late-night squalls. Morning mist and general, widespread weeping. Welcome to winter in the Pacific Northwest.” Mediations on Liquidity – by John Don’ofrio It’s November and in the Pacific…

Fun Autumn Survey

What is your favourite hot drink for Fall – Hot chocolate always!.  Mulled cider, Starbucks seasonal drinks and Tea. What Fall clothing item can you not wait to wear – Hats, casmere sweaters, scarves. My velvet skirts and dresses with tights, boots and a leather jacket. How do you decorate your home for Fall – Lot’s…

The Holiday Party

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things     Embellished dresses from http://www.asos.com Shoes: TownShoes and Lord’s Vancouver Faux fur dress coat from Forever 21 Canada Beaded vintage clutches Austrian crystal costume jewelry…

Surviving the Holiday Season when you have an Anxiety Disorder

  Christmas, aside from Halloween, is by far my favourite time of year.  The world transforms into a magical place at Christmas.  The streets are flooded with Holiday shoppers carrying colourful packages wrapped in pretty colours and bows. Party invites, family time and all around Christmas cheer.  For many, a time to don your Holiday best,…