Archive | March, 2014

Snowstorms and Sass…

This time last month Nanaimo was covered  no BOUND in a muffling blanket of snow. The tires on my wonderfully compact new vehicle were not cooperating. Visitors at our house for the weekend…my new ‘boyfriend’, for lack of a better word, and his lovely 12 year old daughter. It was the ‘meet the kids’ weekend […]

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Scallops and Phyllo and Dates…Oh my!

Although I’ve always been a tried and true foodie…lately it is has been taken up a notch. Actually, a few notches. I’m dating someone who is studying to be a chef. Therefore recipes, menu planning, plating techniques…are all we talk about. YEP, we’re food nerds. Obviously when we saw the opportunity to hang out with […]

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Sweet Beet Citrus Salad

After interviewing Sarah Wallbank at Riso, we were chatting outside about sharing a recipe, it was a beautiful sunny day just hinting of spring’s arrival. So we both thought…salad. This is what she sent me and it is a delightful burst of fresh flavours! “I’m always pulling in seasonal ingredients, but I especially look forward […]

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Winning Friends and Feeding People

Back in University, I had the opportunity during the summer to sell children’s educational books. The job itself was BRUTAL. Direct sales, all alone, door to door. Yu-uck. When I look back on it however, there were some life-changing experiences throughout those summers. The power of  positive thinking, self-motivation, learning how to read people. All lessons that […]

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steps to the light

that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.