Crab Salad

YOU GUYS, HELL FROZE OVER AND MY HUSBAND COOKED. I should be more specific. He’s great at breakfasts, does a mean fried egg and a pile of bacon so large it’s a wonder we’re all still alive. But that’s been about the extent of Charlie’s cooking prowess. (He is wonderful at several other things and…

Self-Care

Hello from the glorious Gulf Islands that are kinda heaven on earth?  Days are spent being languid and lazy with lots of beach walks and big lunches, puttering around in the boat, good book reading, forest exploring, and capping it off snuggled in bed at the geriatric hour of 9pm. I am my own big…

Steak, Cream Sauce, and the Risotto of Your Dreams

Oh man oh man oh man.  Do I have a goodie for you today. So firstly, disclaimer: this gorgeous dinner isn’t exactly my brain child.  It’s from this cookbook called Vancouver Eats, given to me by the husband of one of my favourite people, who obviously married a food-obsessed man just to please me.  This foodie husband…

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Guys!  Look at me updating on the regular!  See?   I DO keep New Years Resolutions!  Please don’t look in my cheese drawer! I posted a story on the old ‘gram last night and got a flurry of comments asking me for the recipe, so I’m going to share it with you today to show…

Hot Mess Mom

Happy New Year! Yep, I’m late in saying that again! The holidays came and went and now here I am in the upside-down, the limbo time where work has not yet begun and my days are blending in to each other so I say things like, “man, TGIF, amiright?” on Tuesday afternoons. I’m still finding…

“Perfect”

I came across this quote on the interwebs the other day and it struck me like a hot poker in the lazy be-hind: “Stop trying to be perfect and just start trying.” (Mel Robbins said this. Hi, Mel. I love you.) It gave me a little bit of an “ah-ha” moment, mostly because there have…

Oh Salmon, How I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Oh thank you, sweet Mother Nature, Summer has finally arrived up in here!  If you haven’t had the joy of experiencing a British Columbia coastal summer, then let me paint you a pic:  Balmy breezes carrying whiffs of sea air, patios packed with revellers smashing rose and blowing off work for the afternoon, long and…