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VACATION AND FOOD AND A PUZZLE?

Every January we take a 1 week vacation to our lovely West Coast Gulf Island – Salt Spring Island, B.C. at a cabin on the lake. (next year we are planning 10 days!)

We arrived to a frozen tundra of 7 degrees below Celsius (very cold for our West Coast) This is a picture of the [...]

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GLUTEN FREE UPSIDE DOWN PEAR GINGERBREAD CAKE

This cake was a delightful festive dessert.  If you love the flavors of gingerbread this is a cake for you.  It would be lovely for Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas and your house will smell divine while it is baking.  Apples would work nicely here too. We have just come into pear harvest in our area [...]

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VACATION AND COOKING WITH KITCHEN BASICS AND MUST HAVES

We recently had a week vacation – a lovely cabin on the lake at one of our Gulf Islands.  We love the cabin with its rustic charm, a cozy big fireplace, a kitchen (most important!) and beautiful lake views.

Over the years, I have learned what to bring as usually the kitchens are quite small, and [...]

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RAIN

We have had the most glorious summer.  Hot sunny weather – the best we have had in 8 years living on our West Coast of British Columbia.

The nite I wrote this post  it poured down with rain. I can’t believe I have actually missed the sound of rain falling. (we get a ton of rain [...]

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OUR SWEET GIRL IS GONE

It is with much sadness in my heart to say that our beloved dog Tara has left us for a better world.  One where she is free from illness, free from any restriction or discomfort.

I have been debating these past few days whether or not to do this post…but then DH dug up these gorgeous [...]

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CHRISTMAS 2012

Happy Christmas everyone!  This year we will be having a quiet Christmas.

We will be having the traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixin’s on Christmas Eve….or more commonly known in our household as “Danish Christmas”.  Family will arrive for the day and evening – one of my favorite times of the year.

I wanted to recap [...]

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MISSING THE KITCHEN

Wow.  Have I ever been missing my kitchen.  After these past few months of working hard with my new company….I needed desperately needed to get back into the kitchen.

The above photo is 14 cups of nourishing, vitamin packed, healthy Turkey broth.  Thanksgiving in Canada was Oct. 8/12. The turkey had been sitting in my freezer.  [...]

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THE RESTORATION PROJECT IS COMPLETE

TA….DAAAA IT IS FINISHED!  This old dresser turned out to be even nicer looking than I thought it would.  My DH was very surprised!

What I was most happy about was purchasing Low VOC/Odorless stains.  I have to say, stain has come a long long way baby!  Near as I can tell we found there were [...]

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A RESTORATION PROJECT

With a whirl wind of a summer, and a busy fall, it often feels like there are not enough hours in the day.  It is hard to believe we are now in October….where did the summer go?

Although I must say September was a most beautiful month.  Cool mornings and evenings, then hot afternoons.  Perfect September [...]

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A BUSY GIRL'S CHEATER DINNER

Mercy….life has been crazy busy, too much going on, too much to learn and too much to absorb.  But you know what?  I am one happy girl despite all of this craziness.

Since I have been asked…now for some personal information…

Back in 2001 I worked for a company that I loved, providing Mobile Spa Services to [...]