Month: January 2014

  • Everything's Coming Up…Peaches?

    Brrrr! We started the day with the last vestiges of a 3-hour power outage, some of which happened while we were blissfully asleep. By 6ish NS Power had things up and running again. It was interesting that we were the only “powerless” area in the province! We always knew we were special. Heading outside, we […]

  • Use it Up!

    January has been a month of creativity for us – in food, and how we live. We decided at the beginning of the month to follow the old advice: use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. I must admit we haven’t felt as though we are doing without, but instead, […]

  • It's a Blue Kind of Day

    What a wild weather week we’ve had! From knee-deep snow and frigid temperatures, the thermometer dropped yesterday and we had rain and high winds overnight. Now the sun is doing her best to break through the clouds, illuminating spots in the woods with her brilliant gaze. We’ve put the slow cooker on for a pot-roast […]

  • What to Eat When your Plow Guy Quits and you Shovel for Three Hours

    After the apple walnut oatmeal, you go to work like nothing happened out of the ordinary. I love Canada.

  • Start off on the Right…Food!

    I’m off to a business breakfast this morning – a good one, where there are usually great people to network with, and much to learn. But these things can also wreak havoc on healthy habits of both the dietary and professional variety. While buffets are improving in their number of healthy choices, they still tend […]

  • When Friday is Tired-Day

    When you’ve had a long week, finishing off with a busy Friday at work, it can be easy to sink into the couch with a glass of wine and let your fingers do the walking to something fatty and not-so-healthy. We had that kind of Friday this week, but we took some time-tested steps to […]

  • Get Rich Quick!

    Apparently we are in for a wet weekend. So we wanted a quick breakfast that would let us get out on the trail before the rain arrives. Eggs Benedict may not seem like the obvious choice, but this quick Prosciutto Benny with Blender Hollandaise is just the ticket! For two: 3 large eggs 2 slices […]

  • Sometimes Simple is Best

    We started the morning with a serious workout, so a heavy breakfast seemed to defeat the purpose. It was a great opportunity to continue our exploration of the treats we began socking away in the freezer last summer! Blueberries! Quick frozen without sugar, they only take a few minutes to thaw. (Or a minute or […]

  • Warmth from Within

    Weird weather! We go from snow, to rain, to sleet, from freezing to frigid, and windy to calm, all in a day. To be ready, a warm breakfast is always in order. Hot cereal is a great way to start. This is my apple nut oatmeal breakfast. Shout out to the artisanal mug, which has […]

  • Generations of Goodness

    One of the things I am most proud of is that both of our kids have turned out to love food, and making things, and building a happy home. (Young parents, the big payoff is out there!) For us, there is a definite connection between food and family – which is why it is every […]