Short Bread

Short Bread

They look like little snowballs, but they happen to be one of my favourite Christmas treats. In my opinion, nothing says Christmas more than shortbread, delicious! My mother would hide these morsels from me, and like a lab, I would sniff them out and nibble away in sweet bliss. Eventually, I would be caught red-handed, [...]

Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon

I hosted a dinner party for friends this past weekend, now that the evenings are cooler I wanted to prepare something warm and filling. A great one-pot meal is a Boeuf Bourguignon, it's perfect comfort food. Full disclosure, the following Bourguignon recipe isn't my own, in fact, it comes from my favourite cookbook "Julia and [...]

O N E H U N D R E D

O N E  H U N D R E D

My 100th post, I can't believe it! There were a lot of late nights writing, usually with the music playing and perhaps a wee  glass of wine:)   It was my husband at the time telling me to stop talking about it, "start writing!"  So, with his support, I took the challenge to heart, enrolling in weekend writing [...]

What Do You Do?

What Do You Do?

There have been several instances recently where I've needed to explain, "I'm in transition", then apologizing for the in-between stage of my life. We've all been asked the question, "what do you do?" which has been synonymous with "who are you?" immediately slotting you into a category or stereotype. Unfortunately, society wants to know "what you [...]

BANANA BREAD

BANANA BREAD

My son was home for the weekend, bananas in tow... "mom, I didn't want to leave them at my place, they'll get too ripe, maybe you can use?" What's a mom to do? Make banana bread, of course! This is a tried and true recipe passed on to me, definitely a family favourite... Banana Bread Recipe [...]

The Table

The Table

It's one of the few things I've missed the most from our family home.  Downsizing from a  house to a townhome, my 8' long dining table which acted as a centrepiece for family gatherings, dinner parties, celebrations, homework and yes, even beer pong, no longer fit. This being one of the few pieces of furniture that [...]