Date Night At The Red Accordion

  “Growing up in the Pacific Northwest as a young girl, whenever I felt emotionally overwhelmed, I would take a walk in the woods. Being in the stillness and grandeur of trees has always calmed me.” ~ Brenda Strong The Red Accordion is a quaint Pacific Northwest inspired bistro hidden in an old character home…

What I’m Loving – Vancity Artists, LED Face Mask and Vegan Cocktails

Crow Coasters From East Vancouver Artist Donal Hebner  My sister gifted me these coaster during our annual “sissy’s Christmas”.  My sister Steph and I get together every year a few weeks before the Christmas crazy-ness and have dinner and drinks and exchange gifts.  Vancouver has a flock of hundreds of crows that spend their days…

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…

Jenn’s Chicken Pot Pie

It’s January.  The sidewalks are icy and we donned our warmest layers for a walk in the snow.  The city and water a backdrop as we walk under cold grey skies.  We look forward to the warmth back at home. Dinnertime approaches. I decide on a classic recipe to warm the soul for the snowfall expected later this…

Date Night: Indoor Picnic Charcuterie

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows In the past years we’ve enjoyed an indian Summer well into the Autumn Equinox.  This year however, September arrived with a swift temperature dip; even today, a sunny…