Jen’s “Everything But The Kitchen Sink” Curry

“A recipe alone has no soul. The cook must bring soul to the recipe.” Curries are such an easy meal to make because you can add the “stragglers” : bits of saran wrapped veggies left over in the fridge. I found a large carrot, broccoli, baby potatoes and a chicken breast (in the freezer) so…

The Simple Home: Living Well While Spending Less

“Don’t make your life complicated, live simply.” There’s something about living simply that brings a sense of connectedness and grounding. I realize that living “simply” will have various significance from one person to the next; we are all unique. One thing is certain for all of us however and that is, we live in a…

Tumeric Roasted Cauliflower Soup

“To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup.” It seems the rain has subsided to a drizzle. Its 10:04 pm and the rain came down, fitfully, fiercely most of the day.  I was grateful to be in the dry warmth of my car after running from my…

Autumn Equinox Salad With Homemade Candied Pecans.

Yesterday was sunny all day and still warm at 6pm.  I set the table on the patio and we enjoyed dinner Al Fresco with a bottle of organic apple cider made by a friend’s family on Saltspring Island. Tomorrow is the Autumn Equinox, first day of Fall.  I will be hosting 6 of our closest friends for…

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…