Kickin’ Back

Just a quick note to let you know that I’m going to be away for a few more days, as we’re halfway through an unexpected, last minute vacation to one of my favorite places, Salt Spring Island. It’s been three years since we’ve had a proper holiday, so we’re reveling in the R&R, taking the occasional break to eat, read,Read more

Happy Canada Day!

Wishing my fellow Canucks a very happy Canada Day! July 1st is also the anniversary of the day we moved into our house, we have been living here for two years now. We’ll be taking part in community celebrations, followed up with a barbeque in the rain (how west coast). So grateful to live whereRead more

Snowed In

Our last several days have been spent moving between cooking, eating, tobogganing, sleeping, reading, and stoking the fire. We’ve been hit with more snow in the past week than I have seen in a very long time, and I’m loving every minute of it. Fortunately, my mom and step-dad, who spent Christmas with us, cameRead more

A Few More Island Photos

No time for a real post tonight, but I thought I’d share a few more photos from our trip. These two beauties are members of a herd of Highland Cattle at Ruckle farm (one of the original farms on Salt Spring Island). If I were to raise cattle, these would be my breed of choice.Read more

What I Did On My Summer Vacation – 2007

We’re back from our holiday, feeling rested and relaxed, but wishing we’d had more time to soak up the atmosphere of our idyllic destination. We spent the entire week in a cabin on Saltspring Island, our favorite of the islands that lie off the coast of Vancouver. If you were around last summer, you mightRead 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

My Favorite Cheese Ball

Normally I would say it was my husband (sorry honey), but around the holidays my favorite cheese ball is this yummy concoction I came up with a few years ago. I set out looking for a good one, but none of the recipes I found were exactly what I was looking for, so I startedRead more

One more sleep!

Today was a lovely day of baking, music, and a fun new Christmas story on the Vinyl Cafe (Dave decided to raise a turkey in the garage as a surprise for Morley). I made a few last things for tomorrow’s breakfast (everyone’s coming here to open gifts in the morning), most importantly our traditional gooeyRead more