Weekday Journalling: Halloween fun, Arroz con Pollo and Christmas Carols?

I haven’t written in days.  I started 2 blog entries and jumped ship.  Writers block. No inspiration.  I guess being home with a cold doesn’t help. My energy levels are low and even the smallest tasks take effort.  Today the proverbial clouds cleared and although my dry cough persists my brain isn’t fogged over. Wish…

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…

Weekend Journalling – Banana Loaf Recipe and Finding Happiness.

I’ve always chosen a topic to photograph and write about when planning my blogs.  Yet the blogs I follow and most enjoy are about daily life and journalling.  I like stepping into other people’s worlds, knowing what the weather is like up in the Chilcotin Mountains when I read the Wilderness Dweller blog. I love…

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…

What Is Hygge?.. And Why You Need It In Your Life Now

You know that feeling when the season changes and suddenly the days are shorter and nights are crisp?. You light the fireplace, make a comforting meal and life becomes more about home.  Or maybe on a balmy spring afternoon after a picnic in the park, the rain begins to fall and you find yourself sheltered…

Spicy Shrimp Burgers with Wasabi Slaw

I’m not a big fan of spicy food but have been reading about the health benefits of cayenne, ginger,horseradish and peppers in my Herbology studies. I’ve slowing introduced them into my daily diet in the form of Fire Cider (mentioned in my January favorites blog) as well as a good chunk of ginger into my morning…

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

A friend recently gifted us 2 jars of his mom’s canned tomatoes.  As much as grocery store bought tomato sauce is convenient, there’s something deliciously satisfying in knowing you made your own sauce especially when you look at the ingredients on many brands (added sugar being a big pet peeve of mine).  My homemade sauce also…

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…

The Easiest Roast Chicken

It’s a very rainy Sunday evening.  6pm. The fireplace crackles in the living room. The kittens lounge in front of it.  I’m in the mood for a nice meal without too much effort.  Something I can throw in the oven while I watch a movie. Something that’ll leave leftovers to pack for work tomorrow. This is my lazy…