The really awesome thing about the weekend is that I get to turn off the alarm before going to bed and usually, wake up and get out of bed at my leisure. The not so awesome thing about the weekend is, at 51, my internal clock is preset to wake at 7 a.m. regardless of the day of the week. My internal clock does not come with a snooze button either. My eyes pop open and I'm awake. That's not to say that there haven't been occassions where I've literally forced myself to go bac
Yesterday was a pretty hectic day for us. My dad has been temporarily incapacitated due to a nasty flu bug and he's vehicle was scheduled for routine maintenance. With some 'creative scheduling', my husband and I managed to retrieve and drop dad's SUV off at the dealtership, get Mackenzie to and from school, retrieve dad's vehicle, and boh put in a full work day, after which we had about 45 minutes to have dinner before going to view 4 houses with our real estate agent. 45 mi
As 2014 comes to a close, I decided to reflect on this past year. It's been a phenonmenal year for us, jam-packed with adventures, milestones and some pretty darn good eats! In June of 2014, this blog sprang to life and since that time, we've had over 10,000 page views from 15 countries - not too shabby for a small town girl on an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean! I want to thank each and every one of you for humouring me by reading my rants, um, I mean, 'blogs'! I
This past Saturday night, I wanted to make something for 'Date Night at Home' that was creative yet low stress, impressive yet approachable, romantic yet casual. When I think 'romance', Italy immediately comes to mind, and not just because I'm GREEN with envy about the fact that my sister and her husband will soon be embarking on a Culinary Tour of Italy! To satisfy my need for something Italian, I decided to put together a Charcuterie Board, bruschetta done two ways and some
Crépes are a type of very thin pancake, traditionally made from whole wheat or buckwheat flour. The word 'crépe' is of French origin and comes from the Latin 'crispa', meaning 'curled'. Crépes originated in 12th century Brittany, a region in northwest France, which is when buckwheat was introduced into the area. It wasn't until the 20th century that white flour became affordable and then used to make crépes. Prior to that time, white flour was as expensive as sugar, honey or
Weekdays in our household are busy, sometimes chaotic, and mornings are quite often rushed. As such, taking the time to sit down to a nice, relaxing, cooked breakfast that we can linger over while chatting, is almost impossible to do. Then comes Saturday morning, when a tonne of chores await, all the things that we didn't get to during the week have to be tackled. For the most part, there might be some bacon and eggs, but nothing requiring much thought or time. But then com
Some time ago, I was at my local grocery store picking up a few things to put together a Mexican type meal for my family. While feeling up the avocado like some fruit pervert, an older lady came over to me and asked what it was, what it tasted it like and what you could use it in. Well....that poor woman! She asked what would seem like a harmless, simple question and what she ended up getting was an excited rant about how avocado is a superfruit that can be used in everythin
In my opinion, breakfast is one of the hardest meals to prepare....many things cooking at the one time, all to be served at their optimal doneness at the same time. Cooking for one is easy....you can do it all in one pan, pretty much anyway. But cooking for more than one, or your family, or for a brunch for 90 during a family reunion? That takes a little more planning, patience and time. First of all, whether I'm cooking for 1 or feeding more than 5 or 6, I always make my '