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
"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!
For starters, let's put the tune in your head. Then feel free to sing along! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJaogCkEcqk The other day, I met a bear,Up in the woods, A way up there. He looked at me, I looked at him,He sized up me, I sized up him. He said to me, "why don't you run?"I see you… Continue reading The Other Day, I Met A Bear
Part One: In early April, Vancouver Island had its first blast of warm weather. Naturally, a (socially distanced) picnic celebration with my cohost was in order. Lunch with a View Here's what was on our plates: Fried Chicken, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, Potato Salad and Potato Chips. For dessert we had Sargento Balanced Breaks (cheese,… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate for May? The Outdoors Edition.
Thank you for joining us for our official kickoff of What's On Your Plate. If you missed the original invite posts, you can find them here and here. In quick summary, fellow blogger Deb and I will be hosting a virtual monthly dinner party (Tagline: No Suit Jacket required)! The goal is to spread meal… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate: Mediterranean Smashed Chickpea Salad with Tzatziki Aioli
∞ What will it look like when you emerge from the current pandemic? ∞ How will you rise from the challenges faced? ∞ When restrictions are lifted, what is one of the first things you will do? I asked these questions to nearby friends. I encouraged them to have fun with their answers...and to be… Continue reading Emerge…From Lockdown
This past January 5, I began walking the 299.4 km Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ironically, I didn't give this challenge much thought before starting. I just kind of jumped right in. (I know, who is this and what have I done with Donna-the-planner?!) Below are a few postcards that I somehow managed… Continue reading #SundayStills: Parallel Landscapes
During the early days of the pandemic shutdown, a few groups of friends of mine began a regular Zoom chat. More than five months later, these groups have remained strong. Some of these calls are centred around a focus question. This past Tuesday, the topic was: If the group of us were arriving (without our… Continue reading Welcome to a Virtual Dinner
It's that time of year when Richard and I have often been walking a Camino Trail ...or at least planning to do so (2010, 2016, 2017, 2019). During our recent sheltering in place, I longingly reviewed my Camino photos. Many of them tended to look like this: This got me thinking. We already had the… Continue reading Revising our Travel Bucket List: Vancouver Island North
I spent a quiet afternoon reading, while my son, Creighton, prepared Mexican dinner. After receiving inspiration from Jo Tracey's recent post about 'Decision Bowl Dinners,' Richard, Creighton and I decided to borrow that idea -- with a twist. 1) We drew the name of which one of us would cook Friday night dinner. 2) We… Continue reading Borrowing a Great Idea