A few days ago I posted this on instagram Our berry bonanza from a local blueberry farm.  These are ahh-MAZ-ing!  Blueberries are a regular feature in our kitchen throughout the year since they freeze perfectly.  Blueberry pancakes, muffins, pies, smoothies, even in salads :: blueberries and crumbled goat cheese over arugula, my fave! I thought I should try making blueberry scones.  Actually, I’m not a big fan of scones because I don’t like the after taste of baking soda.  Then, I found this scone recipe which… Read more »

Today, we celebrate this amazing, beautiful country of ours. Happy Birthday Canada! Red and white was the flavor of the day.  These cheesecake brownies didn’t turn out as pretty as I imagined they would be. However, they get full marks for yumminess! Of course, it’s also strawberry season (and cherry and blueberry, oh my, I’m in heaven!!) so I made our favorite summer drink. In a cocktail shaker, crush sliced strawberries, a couple leaves of fresh mint and a half teaspoon of sugar… Read more »

I’ve been pretty unwell for over a week now and it hasn’t been fun.  I think I’m finally getting over it and almost feel like myself again!  With the whole icky, sicky bug thing, I was prescribed a course of antibiotics.  And with that, I had almost every side effect that was listed in the fine print.  Yes, groan 🙁 I usually crave chicken soup when I’m sick which I think is a comfort thing.  This time, with it being so warm, I wanted cool… Read more »

This post brought to you via iPhoneography 🙂 The kids have been on spring break the past two weeks, so it’s been a wonderful time of relaxing and sleeping in 🙂 Monday, is back to school for one last term which is always the busiest one. This lull before the storm was nice! We went on a mini vacation over the weekend, back to the Okanagan Valley. The landscape was such a contrast to how we remember it from the… Read more »

I’ve heard it said that when you don’t know what to blog about, blog anyway.  So, here I am blogging anyway 🙂 I’m so thrilled with this kitchen adventure.  I found a recipe in an old magazine for lemon curd cheesecake.  Just reading the recipe made me drool and so I just had to make it.  I went on the hunt for lemon curd and didn’t find any at the store.  I did find Ina Garten’s recipe for homemade lemon… Read more »

So, I’ve never canned anything before.  That is, before yesterday! By the way, we did have a great day at the pumpkin patch and I’ll share pictures of that soon.  However, we also went apple picking :: which was a first for us and good fun too. Jonagold apples are in season and although, they’re no Honeycrisp (my favorite!), they are deliciously juicy especially straight off the tree! Off we went to the Taves Family Farm in the valley to… Read more »

 When I picked up Kiki from preschool on Monday she said in a small, exhausted voice, “Mama, my skin is melting!”  Sweet child of mine 🙂  With us west coasters waiting with bated breath for La Nina to leave and those groundhog predictions to actually be miscalculations, we finally got our sunshine in all its fierce glory! Speaking of my sweet children, they made Mother’s Day so special (I’m sure Daddy helped them with their most excellent plans ;)) A fantastical Mom’s Day… Read more »

Hi!  Hiyadoin’? I’m doing great, thanks for asking 🙂 We were just away at The Emerald City visiting family and while we were there, look at what we stuffed our faces with! If you’re ever in Seattle, you gotta eat at The Crab Pot.  The mess is definitely worth it! You should also definitely check out this studio.  We were able to chat with the artist, David Smith, and watch him work on a very interesting piece of glass work.  As a… Read more »

Grown up version of sand castles, I guess! Ms. K offered her stamp of approval at each exhibit.  Although, I think she prefers making a swampy mess with her bucket and spade! This summer we ditched the usual hotel option for an oceanside vacation rental instead.  Fabulous idea!!  I think we’ll have to do this every year – truly a home away from home!  We went to a local farmers market to buy veggies for our dinner tonight which was… Read more »