A Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

This weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada and Autumn has officially landed on the coast bringing rain and yellow and orange leaves underfoot as I walked to work this morning.  It’s one of those grey balmy days here in Vancouver. Wet but without that sharp cold bite you get on clear days. We have two turkey…

Fall Is In The Air & My Quinoa Stuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe

August 26th,  a sunny Monday morning. I stepped outside and immediately felt it; Fall is coming.  Summer was relatively short this year on the coast.  We got a few days of heat-wave like weather then days of rain and sunshine.  Today though, it’s evident. The winds have switched, there’s a bite in the air and…

Day Off And American Thanksgiving

A luxury yacht cuts through the water, slowly moving up False Creek readying to dock at the marina.  I watch it out my window.  The rain hasn’t stopped since yesterday and it falls in that typical misty weeping we get in Autumn.  I wonder where they’re coming from; whale watching on Howe Sound?  Perhaps up…

What I Loved In September

Today is October 1st and as in Northwestern fall fashion, the fog and rain greeted me as I pulled back the blinds this morning.  Oh how I love October! The following are the things I loved in September.   Autumn Nightly Baths I think the thing I most look forward to with the coming of…

Home Sweet Autumn – Weekend Journalling

Autumn winds begin to blow , coloured leaves fall fast and slow. Whirling, twirling all around, till at last they touch the ground. September is an unpredictable month on the coast.  2 years ago we were sun tanning on the beach in 24 degree weather very near the first day of Fall.  This year the…

Autumn on the Pacific Northwest Coast

I’m sitting next to the fireplace at home. It’s a grey Saturday afternoon and the light drizzle outside is the kind that mists your face and leaves tiny droplets on your hair .  It’s October and there’s no hiding the fact it’s getting colder with each day that passes.  I wore a jacket and a…

A Ramble and Fall Candle Preview

As August enters it’s 3rd week and  the weather is still hot and the sun is bright, I can’t help but feel a twinge of excitement at the coming of Autumn. Summer’s been so busy and I quite look forward to the slowing down that occurs with longer nights.  June began with the rush of…