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An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day

I adore apples. They smell like love, not smarmy, hot-hot-hot love, but enveloping, wonderful hugs love. When I first left home and went to University in Victoria, I had a Great Aunt & Uncle living nearby. Aunt Sonya & Uncle Joe were Great AND they […]

Curry Chicken Wraps

Curry Chicken Wraps

It was a crazy, busy weekend. Prom, parties and the regular onslaught of kid activities. The rain stopped once or twice to let the clouds refuel…that was it. So by Sunday evening I was in NO mood to cook anything fancy. Unfortunately I still wanted a […]

Don’t be such a… Jerk Prawns

Don’t be such a… Jerk Prawns

Show of hands…who’s ready for their kids to go back to school? I sincerely apologize to my infinitely patient, home schooling friends, as I’m bowing down to you now! I do revel in having them at home, I appreciate the schedule-less life BUT after today’s boisterous […]

‘The Best Damn Lunch of my Life’

‘The Best Damn Lunch of my Life’

 Today is the day folks! I really appreciate all of the entries, mostly I love how memories of favourite foods are so closely tied into reflections on the most cherished people in our lives. I drew Bonnie’s name out of the jar and although her […]

Crazy Coconut Chicken Wraps with Mango Chutney

Crazy Coconut Chicken Wraps with Mango Chutney

“Well THAT is a skill!” I exclaim, as once again, my lovely nine year old daughter has separated all of her dinner into little piles of ‘will-eat’ and ‘won’t-eat’. As someone who has never really been that selective of an eater, this habit of hers […]

Give Peas a Chance

Give Peas a Chance

Usually Pea Soup is a fall and winter staple around here. However, the other day I was crusin’ through Costco and had a sudden hankerin’ for some ham…does that happen to anyone else? We don’t have a whole lotta ham around our dinner table, so […]

Make a Wish

Make a Wish

Yesterday my daughter turned sixteen.  She’s the second oldest in official age order in our brood, yet she is sooo much older and wiser than the rest of us. I’ve always said she could run a small country…okay, it would be a dictatorship, but a […]

Be the helpers…

Be the helpers…

Everyone will be writing about yesterdays tragedy in Boston, and why not? The fresh, raw pain is on our minds as we go about our daily tasks. In our hearts we pray for those families as we deal with the minutia of our jobs, our […]

Never Enough Thyme Coq au Vin

Never Enough Thyme Coq au Vin

Coq Au Vin I honestly can’t recall when I first started making Coq Au Vin or where I first saw it, but I do know it is my number one requested recipe by far. I don’t even know if I should give it such a fancy name […]

The Magic of Mushrooms Soup

The Magic of Mushrooms Soup

After writing about how mushroom soup saved me during my months of morning sickness (also known as P.U.K.E) . I realized I had a fabulous recipe to share for home made fresh mushroom soup with tarragon. Even more fabulous with all the recent research that […]