I have so many funny stories to share with you since we opened the restaurant. Some funny in a comical way, some funny in a ‘you’ve got to be kidding’ kind of way. My story today is the latter. We … Continue reading →
It’s quite remarkable how the world is reframed for me when one of my daughter’s is coming home. More clarity, more energy, more happy. Not sure ‘more happy’ is a thing, but happier doesn’t do this feeling justice. In order … Continue reading →
We haven’t had rain for weeks. As the heel of my work boot hits the top of my garden spade, the force drives it deep into the parched soil. The well-rooted older gardens brave the drought with hardened patience. They understand … Continue reading →
What to have… Sara and Josh treated Ralph and I to a dazzling tour of the family run wine estates in Prince Edward County, just minutes from their home. Miles of family-run wineries from humble and sparse to massively over-stated, … Continue reading →
It wasn’t a good trip. No, the trip was good, I wasn’t. I was weepy. Everything made me sad. Intellectually, I know I should have enjoyed every second that I was there but heartache trumps intellect, every time. Just when … Continue reading →
Words pour, life, work, dreams and fears articulated sometimes mumbled, unfiltered from her. She has a lot to say and we only have two days. During the pauses, we cook. She likes me in her kitchen using her stuff. Cooking … Continue reading →
From the bottom of my heart, happy new year! I’ve recovered from my après Christmas emotional roller coaster ride and I’m wide open to the possibility of whatever 2015 has in store for me. The past year has been nothing short … Continue reading →
It’s inevitable. No matter how hard I try to avoid it, every year, the bottom falls out of my cozy, homey Christmas world and I begin a nose dive into the icy cold days of winter. I can hear you … Continue reading →
OLD FASHIONED SWEET AND SOUR HARVARD BEETS are a holiday staple at my family’s table. A humble root vegetable turned into a vegetable sweet tart. The candy not the pastry. I try to use as many newly harvested vegetables as I … Continue reading →
It’s early Saturday morning. The sun comes up late on the prairies leaving me never sure of the time. I’ve been in Calgary two weeks; long enough to establish a routine, daily rituals making me feel like I belong. Rocking Coen, after his dawn … Continue reading →
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