Food, Link Ups

What’s On Your Plate – Battle Cranberry-Sausage Spaghetti

Several months ago, Frank from Beach Walk Reflections left a comment suggesting I try Battle Cranberry Sausage Spaghetti. This recipe sounded intriguing. But, the more I thought about it, the more I hesitated. Cranberries combined with sausage in a pasta dish without a shred of tomato? How would I ever convince my husband to try… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate – Battle Cranberry-Sausage Spaghetti

Books, Link Ups

Top Ten Reasons to Read and Love ‘A Christmas Carol’….Plus Other Great Books

A Christmas Carol To help nudge myself into the Christmas spirit, I recently reread Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It provided everything I could want in a holiday, fireside read and more. I was shocked to discover it had received 10,907 one-star ratings on Goodreads (out of 1,056,409...but still)! This motivated me to write top ten… Continue reading Top Ten Reasons to Read and Love ‘A Christmas Carol’….Plus Other Great Books

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Festive Bonbon

Friend and fellow blogger, Jo Tracey, went walking early one morning (as she does). Her mind began to fill with all things Christmas (as it does). She began to wonder what others (that would be you) thought about this time of year. She shoulder-tapped Sue, Debbie and me to cohost and the following one-off linkup… Continue reading Festive Bonbon

Food, Link Ups, Trying New Things

What’s On Your Plate: Blume

It started with this hot drink that my friend, Deb, served me after a cold and wet hike. Blume's Rose London Fog Latte (à la maison de Widow Badass) Not only was this beverage delicious, it was also caffeine-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, organic, low in calories and high in antioxidant rich vitamins. This power packed cuppa… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate: Blume

Aging Well, Books, Food, Link Ups

What’s On Your Bookshelf: The Blue Zone & Cookbook Edition

I'm that girl who tends to fall down rabbit holes. Very. Far. Down. My current rabbit hole began with this simple National Geographic Magazine. I'd heard about Blue Zones before. Yup, those five longevity hotspots (Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California) where residents tend to live longer,… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf: The Blue Zone & Cookbook Edition

Food, Link Ups, Trying New Things, Vancouver Island

What’s On Your Plate – November: Win-Win Eating!

"Win-win eating" refers to a diet that is healthy for us and sustainable for the environment. In that case, I should have labelled this entry "Win-Win-Win." My post today focuses on the above two goals but also includes supporting local small businesses. There are tons of ways that you can do this while improving your… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate – November: Win-Win Eating!

Books, Link Ups

What’s On Your Bookshelf: Why Read the Classics?

Here are my October reads (with Villette, a paced book club piece, still in progress). In glancing through this bundle, many of these selections are considered to be (or to involve) 'literary classics.' This begs two questions. 1. What defines 'classic literature'? Collins dictionary offers this simple definition:"Classic literature is of very high quality and… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf: Why Read the Classics?

Food, Link Ups

What’s On Your Plate – October – Mini-Cheesecakes

Deny it as I may, the Northern Hemisphere has firmly slid into autumn. With that, I've found myself craving casual, carefree, comfort foods that are quick and painless to prepare. These longings don't end at the main course but include desserts (especially ones that are company-impressive, without the drama). Enter 3-Step Mini Cheesecakes. Topped with… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate – October – Mini-Cheesecakes

Books, Food, Link Ups

Reminder: What’s On Your Plate and What’s On Your Bookshelf — Coming Soon!

'What's On Your Plate' will go live tomorrow (Wednesday, October 6). Deb and I would love for you to join us and share a dish (or two) that you have enjoyed this past month (regardless of who made it). You can share in the comments, in a blog post, on Instagram or in any way that you… Continue reading Reminder: What’s On Your Plate and What’s On Your Bookshelf — Coming Soon!

Books, Link Ups

What’s On Your Bookshelf This September?

How is it the middle of September already? Seriously!! August was a whirlwind, and September has been rushing past at breakneck speed. Still, I did manage to sneak in a few books. My online book club finished reading and discussing The Tenant of Wildfelt Hall. As usual, we broke the book into four sections and… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf This September?