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

Unknown Paths

Lately I've been doing a little more research into my family tree. My father's family was part of the Great Migration of Puritans fleeing England in the 1630-1640's, settling in the unknown wilderness of the New World, seeking a place where they might freely worship God. As I was reading some history yesterday, I was struck … Continue reading Unknown Paths

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but being a lover of words, I would sometimes rather the thousand words than the picture. Christmas is meant for nostalgia, and I love how this tale is woven into a lovely tapestry from a memory of an idyllic Christmas past: A Child's Christmas In Wales Dylan … Continue reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

How To Have A Maritime Christmas

I've been thinking lately how everyone celebrates this time of year a little differently:  some celebrate, some do not, some have traditions set in stone, while other things might change things up from year to year, and some traditions vary from place to place.  So I thought I would share a glimpse of what Christmas looks … Continue reading How To Have A Maritime Christmas

Finding Time For Our “Someday” List

A few weekends ago I was nearing my day off and had it all planned out with a to-do list a mile long.  I have 1 day per week that is free to use as a catch-up day - clean the house, do yard work, do a little extra cooking or meal prep for the week, … Continue reading Finding Time For Our “Someday” List

Having a Grateful Heart

I wanted to share some of my thoughts during the past weekend as I celebrated Thanksgiving. It started with learning a little historical background of the holiday in my French class. The first recorded Thanksgiving on Canadian soil was given by Martin Frobisher in 1587 when he set foot on the shores of Newfoundland. There were several … Continue reading Having a Grateful Heart

A Little (or a lot of) Thanksgiving Stuffing

There seems to be a great debate on whether it is called Dressing or Stuffing depending on where one lives. I grew up familiar with both terms and I'm not too concerned as to what people call it, as long as I get my fair share of it. 🙂 It is my favourite part of a … Continue reading A Little (or a lot of) Thanksgiving Stuffing