Oat Fudge Bars

It’s been so long since I’ve posted a recipe that you’d almost be fooled into believing that I don’t spend every spare moment of my day perusing books, magazines, and the web for new food ideas. The sad truth is, while I do rely on a few old stand-by recipes, my stomach has a bitRead more

Olympic Dreams

Wow, three months goes by really quickly!  I may not have posted for a while, but not due to a lack of things to talk about. We’re having a lovely second winter here, although it has been a lot less snowy than last year was, we haven’t had anything but a tiny dusting.  Not exactly idealRead more

Sight Seeing at Home

If you’re like me, you don’t often get around to taking in the “touristy” sights in your own hometown, thinking you’ll get around to it when you’re less busy, when there are fewer actual tourists, or when the weather cooperates. Stupidly, that’s how I felt about things like the 1000 year old cedar tree thatRead more

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

I wasn’t looking forward to our planned trip to the pumpkin patch this year. The weather had been particularly cold and drizzly the day of our scheduled outing, but our group of homeschooling friends heads out there together every year and we certainly didn’t want to miss out. Besides, what would we do without pumpkinsRead more

One Local Summer #6 – Bountiful Broccoli

While watering the garden several days ago, I discovered some gorgeous emerald green heads in among the broccoli plants and knew right away that they would become the focus of this week’s local meal. Little did I know how much of a role they would play. While I was busy making a salad with myRead more

A Car-Free Drive

East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighborhood (otherwise known as “The Drive”) celebrated it’s third annual car-free festival today, which is held to raise awareness about the importance of walkable, pedestrian friendly cities. Several blocks of the Drive are closed to traffic during the festivities, and the neighborhood (approximately 20,000 people) meets for a street party.The weatherRead more

The Secret Garden

Thank you all for the nice birthday wishes!My daughter and I finally made it out for our “high tea” date today at our favorite tea house, The Secret Garden. We’d planned to go for Bee’s birthday last month, but every week between then and now one of us was either sick or busy with otherRead more

A Day in the Life

I’ve seen several people taking part in a fun blog project (started over at Owlhaven, I believe), posting photos of the various things that occur over the course of one day in their life. Here’s my day as it happened on Wednesday, February 28th. The first thing I saw when I woke up was aRead more

Day Trip

Monday saw us making an unexpected day trip to Bowen Island, a lovely little piece of rock tucked in the waters of Howe Sound just off the coast of West Vancouver. A scenic 20 minute ferry ride brings you to Snug Cove, the island’s quaint waterfront town center. It poured with rain most of theRead more