Journal Entry – February 12th 2019

Lately, the internet hasn’t been doing it for me. I am left uninspired, not motivated and tired of the same old. I don’t really want to get into the whole oversaturation of perfection and marketing that have taken over even the most sacred places. What I do want to get into is how I re-inspire […]

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Blood Orange French Toast

Recently, I shared on Instagram some pictures of my kids helping me cook and I heard loud and clear that some folks, just don’t know where to start when it comes to cooking with little ones. Kae loves helping me in the kitchen, especially juicing citrus by hand. I have shared this recipe in a […]

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Vanilla Persimmon Crumble

My dad, Mike, was a chef. I have so many amazing memories cooking with him. I remember being 5 years old and visiting him at the Rideau Club, where he worked as a chef and helping him make pies. I will cherish those memories forever. Today, Ava and I spent some time together baking a […]

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Evening dreams and ice creams

Weeknights can be hectic around here. Pick ups and drop offs and errands and homework can really fill an evening. Add in the exhaustion of a long day and chores and you can quickly feel overwhelmed. Every now and then, opportunities present themselves in the most unexpected way. Tonight, Casey was unable to pick up […]

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Chickpea Vegetable Stew

This is the easiest stew and you probably have everything on-hand already to make it happen. A flexible receipe that will work with just about combination of vegetables. Let’s go ahead and empty out that veggie drawer and impress your in-laws. I used 3 sweet peppers, 4 zucchinis, 3 portobello mushrooms, 3 cloves of garlic, […]

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Last Minute Bread Loafs

Around these parts, we love our fresh bread. A fresh loaf can turn any quick meal into a masterpiece and requires so little effort. I typically make this during the week when I need a boost of freshness to our meal. From start to finish you are looking at about 60 to 70 minutes from […]

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Random Acts of Positivity

One of my favourite things to do is to brighten someone’s day and not take credit for it. Over time, the staff in our office building have learned to recognize the little things I do regularly despite me ever owning up to them. Tomorrow, I am starting a new position, at the same organization, however, […]

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Polished.

As promised in last week’s post, I have a springtime body scrub recipe to share with you. The combination of three different sugar textures mixed with avocado oil makes my skin feel nourished and renewed. Everything comes together in under quickly and makes a good size batch. Feel free to use this as a base […]

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Twelve ways to add a Spring in your step

Ottawa winters are long. For the past two weeks, we have been hovering over the start of spring but still stuck in that winter zone. We might still have a few feet of snow on the ground but we won’t give up hope yet. I often envision Spring has sprung before the transition begins. Your […]

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Self-Care is more than a luxury bath bomb

Sweeping my feed these past few weeks is a notion that a nice hot bath is all you need to care for yourself. Let me tell you that it is so much more than that. Sure, a nice quiet bath, with a bath bomb to relax your racing mind is a great idea when you […]

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