Tag: Toronto

  • Tomato Cheddar Quiche

    Tomato Cheddar Quiche

    When tomatoes are in season and you need yet another recipe, this quiche is gorgeous and delicious.

  • Get Walking! You’ll See Your Neighbourhood from a Whole New Perspective

    Get Walking! You’ll See Your Neighbourhood from a Whole New Perspective

     The milder weather seems to be making a comeback. Hurray! For me, the best thing about that is the fresh perspective I’m able to get, every single morning. People who live near the ocean often comment that the view is always changing…as if they have a lock on that. I can tell you having lived…

  • Are You Fit to Win?

    Are You Fit to Win?

    Are You Fit To Win? I’ve been away from the blog for awhile…back in January, I was juggling so many things that I managed to get sick. I am one of those people who *never* gets sick (and by that I mean rarely, and usually a very mild case of whatever it is). So I was…

  • No fuss, no muss, and a whole lot of fibre…

    Last night I made a batch of one of my easiest homemade breads. It’s more of a method than a recipe, although the proportions have been worked out after much experimentation. (In the EAT section of my site, you’ll find other recipes, including other breads). There’s nothing like homemade bread for breakfast, or a sandwich,…

  • No Skipping Allowed!

    Breakfast: for me, it’s still the most important meal of the day. I know there are plenty of trends promoting fasting, or other approaches to weight loss or maintenance, but for me, exercise and breakfast are “must-haves” for a good start to any day. And it’s more about feeling great and having lots of energy…

  • Success Starts Early!

    I pack a lot into my days, including time for exercise. It makes me feel healthier, stronger, and better able to deal with whatever life throws at me. So when someone asks, “How do you find time to do that?”, I tell them. I get up at 5:30 most days of the week, sometimes even…

  • What’s Your Sign?

    Challenging times…what do you do when  it seems like your values are being assaulted every day? Sometimes all you can do is declare yourself. Hatred has no place in my world, and I am disappointed to see anyplace that declares itself to be liberal, open-minded, and supportive of freedom and liberty, allowing the preaching of…

  • Up and To the Right…

    I spend a lot of my time writing about food. I spend more of it writing about keeping fit and getting out to explore the city by walking – at least 5K per day. As you might guess by my @WalkEatLive handle, though, there’s another component: living. I like to do that exactly the same…

  • Fill Yourself Up!

    In an ongoing quest to be better every day, I’m always working on health as one of my priorities, and that starts with walking, and also with eating well. Filling yourself up is important – starvation, deprivation, and denial just aren’t sustainable. So instead it’s really helpful to focus on putting as many good things…

  • Head off in a new direction and be surprised!

    Whenever I talk about city walks, people are used to seeing my photos of skyscrapers, busy city streets, heritage buildings, or the occasional “downtowny” park. But when I post from nearby Riverdale Farm, or somewhere like the Don River Pathway/Pan Am Path, they ask, “Where’s that?” or “That’s not near your condo, is it?” It…