Sausage Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Sometimes the best-tasting dishes end up being thrown together with what you have on hand or from ingredients needing to be used up in the fridge. I had bought a spaghetti squash on sale and had a purpose for it a few weeks ago that never transpired. The other day I decided to take some sausage I … Continue reading Sausage Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Olive and Herbes de Provence Bread

Is there anything better than fresh bread coming out of the oven? The whole experience is worth the effort: the yeasty scent that fills the house, the texture of the bread dough as you knead it, the satisfaction of making something yourself from scratch, the anticipation building as it bakes in the oven, and finally … Continue reading Olive and Herbes de Provence Bread

Visiting Cape Breton Part 2

We started our second day of our vacation with a little hike down to the water's edge from our Bras d'Or Lake farmhouse. It was a beautiful morning for a jaunt through a few meadows and a trail through the woods, and the water was peaceful and still. We found this frog along the way: We … Continue reading Visiting Cape Breton Part 2

Life’s Simple Pleasures List – Part 2

Here are a few more things that are simple, yet wonderful and add joy to our lives when we take the time to notice them. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, you can find it here. A few of the items shared in the comments from that post, I had already composed into this list, … Continue reading Life’s Simple Pleasures List – Part 2

Hope Springs Eternal

Springtime in Atlantic Canada is nothing to get too excited about at first glance: it is cold, wet, muddy, and slushy. Looking outside at the frozen ground and patches of snow, it may seem like warmer weather will never arrive. Yet, there is a promise to springtime that one day the dreary days will end … Continue reading Hope Springs Eternal

Visiting Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Part 1

Last June I went to view the beauty of Cape Breton with some family and friends. I had wanted to go for several years, but the timing was just never right. This past year marked Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation, and to celebrate, all national parks were free to visitors. This opened up the perfect opportunity as there … Continue reading Visiting Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Part 1

Food Prep for Success – Going Beyond Chopping

I have a confession to make: I love food. I love eating it, I love cooking and baking, I love making healthy choices, I love planning out what I am going to make, and I love being adventurous and trying new things. I even love to prep....sometimes....if there is time. Okay, the difference between the … Continue reading Food Prep for Success – Going Beyond Chopping

Life’s Simple Pleasures – A List of Things That Are Wonderful, But Easy To Overlook (Part 1)

It is easy to become caught up in the whirlwind of life and overlook the little things that can bring joy to the moment. We move about our day on autopilot, focused on the next task, our worries, to remember to make an appointment for the dentist, or what we're going to make for supper later that night. We miss … Continue reading Life’s Simple Pleasures – A List of Things That Are Wonderful, But Easy To Overlook (Part 1)

Kayaking Around Darlings Island, NB

As winter slowly melts away towards spring, the season alive with lush beginnings, awakened hope and new life, my mind starts planning fresh adventures. Here in the Maritimes, spring usually equals mud, more snow, and river levels rising as the longer days and milder temperatures thaw the winter's accumulation of snow and ice. A friend of mine … Continue reading Kayaking Around Darlings Island, NB

Enchilada Chicken Lasagna

What do you do when you've got a fridge/pantry/freezer full of food, but not sure what to make? You start throwing things together and see what comes out of it! They do say, necessity is the mother of invention...  While I know I wasn't the first one to come up with the concept of fusing the … Continue reading Enchilada Chicken Lasagna