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Giving the Gift of Breakfast

20 Dec Christmas in a Bowl

If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away. Or food. You can always give food away. Made with love, of course.
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November Rain

5 Nov November Rain

We’ve officially “fallen back” and the dark days are coming. Miserably rainy, cold, dark days. The shortest day of the year is still two whole months away and the two months following that can be some of the wettest and darkest on the west coast. It’s the time of year when people hunker down and hide under their umbrellas, their blankets, and their moods, to wait out the season. Continue reading

Thanks

5 Oct Pumpkin pie tart

Firstly, thanks for stopping by and reading this new blog post. Secondly, sorry for the lull over the last few weeks. Now that the “assignment” part of this project is over, I’ve been lacking the inspiration and motivation to write (read: I’ve been feeling pretty lazy) but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things.

(Thank goodness for clichés like writing a Thanksgiving blog post about what you’re thankful for. If it wasn’t for that, I might have skipped it for another week!)

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Bread with Jam

22 Aug Figs for Days Feature

My grandpa was a sweet man with a sweet tooth. This trait runs down all the branches of his family tree. When any of his seven children and eighteen grandchildren (me included) reach for something sugary after a meal, they know why.

When there was no dessert (and there often wasn’t), grandpa broke out the bread and jam.

You know why?

Because (with apologies to my celiac and gluten-intolerant friends) a soft slice of bread smeared with sweet jam makes your day look a little bit brighter and your troubles feel a little bit lighter. It is simply comfort food.

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What Does $20 Worth of Produce Look Like?

23 Jul Fresh Produce

I love produce markets. Fresh, crisp vegetables and ripe, juicy fruit make me happy. So does getting a good deal. If you’re shopping at a produce market rather than a big-chain grocery store, $20 of produce should look something like this: Continue reading

So hot. So worth it.

12 Jul

I’m sticky, sweaty, and contemplating taking my second shower of the day. Summer has finally arrived in Vancouver and I couldn’t be happier. To me, summer means long, bright days; fresh, local fruits and vegetables; weekends spent cycling or picnicking at the beach; camping under the stars; and Folk Fest. This is the good life. Continue reading