SNOW DAY

SNOW DAY

It snowed last night, and for this west coast girl, it brings the child out in me. Don't get me wrong, as long as I don't need to drive anywhere, I love it, snow angels and all.  For those of you who live in subzero temperatures, you must be exhausted looking at all that fluffy [...]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

It's that time of year again, the holidays are behind us, (thank god) and it's another kick at the can for an even better year. I've overindulged, consuming too much shortbread, chocolate and everything in between, I guess that's nothing new. I'm tired of eating and drinking, exhausted at the thought of it, or am [...]

Chrismukkah

Chrismukkah

"Chrismukkah" refers to the idea of merging Christmas and Hanukkah, while the concept of merging holidays was foreign to me, I embrace any reason to celebrate family and traditions (and great food!). The man in my life happens to celebrate Hanukkah, also referred to as the "festival of lights." I know very little about Hanukkah, [...]

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 [...]