Love to Garden: Mushrooms

I love the process of growing the vegetables in my garden, or flowers in the yard. It's exciting to start something from seed and watch it progress, to the point of harvesting it to eat or simply marvelling at the colours of the blooms. But I didn't know I could grow mushrooms at home. At... Continue Reading →

A Salad So Good, I Ate The Bowl

Don't read this and think. "Oh sure, she's eating a salad again," because here's the cold, hard truth. I'm snacking. A lot. I also seem to have a sudden affection for all things made with dough: biscuits, dumplings, pasta. And then there's the baking. I don't bake! Now I'm baking. I blame the pandemic, but... Continue Reading →

Because I Can

“I move because I can.” I remind myself of this when I’m out for an enjoyable walk, or sweating through a not-so-enjoyable workout. It’s my mantra when I go for a run, or have to carry heavy groceries, or do yard work, or vacuum. It’s a good reminder to be grateful for a body that... Continue Reading →

Feeling Powerless

We had an interesting experience last week. A massive storm nearby, which fortunately didn’t impact our community directly, knocked out power to a large area. That impact did include our community and surrounding area. When it first went out in the evening, we expected it back on quickly, as usually happens. Not this time. It... Continue Reading →

A Twist on Tortilla Soup

One of the classic dishes you’ll often find in Mexico is tortilla soup. There are a multitude of versions of this dish. We’ve had it made only with broth and served with toppings like avocados and tortilla strips. We’ve had a version with chicken in it, and a version with beef. I decided to try... Continue Reading →

A Day On The Lake

Those who love to fish, love it a lot. Some love it so much, they build a business around it. That's true of our neighbours, Tom and Dorothy, who have built the guiding business Sask Landing Fishing Adventures. They take customers on tours and fishing expeditions on Lake Diefenbaker, and we were fortunate to be... Continue Reading →

Starting the day off right

There are many resources expounding the benefits of a morning routine. These include working out first thing, practicing meditation or yoga, journaling. Don’t check emails, take time for yourself, make your coffee (that’s mine) …the list goes on. Do the same thing every morning and you will see benefits. The reality is, everybody is different... Continue Reading →

50 years…wiser?

It won't be long now until I  pass what is considered a major milestone – turning 50 years old. It’s kind of unreal to think that I am that old…that in fact I likely have fewer days in front of me than behind me. It doesn’t feel any different, actually, other than it hurts when... Continue Reading →

Time Marches On

When I was younger, I am sure I scoffed at “older” people who talked about time passing quickly. After all, I couldn’t wait to go to high school. I couldn’t wait to turn 16 so I could drive. I couldn’t wait to be 18 to go to the bar. I couldn’t wait to be done... Continue Reading →

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