In last month's What's On Your Plate, I mentioned Cookbook Confidential, a cookbook book club hosted by Bernadette of New Classic Recipes. In that post, I shared the Greek Baked Vegetables that I made from our first book explored, Milk Street Tuesday Nights Mediterranean. Milk Street Tuesday Nights Mediterranean125 Simple Weeknight Recipes from the World's… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate: Cookbook Confidential
What’s Been On Your Calendar – January 2023?
New Beginnings: I love the start of the new year. It is full of hope and promise. That makes it an excellent time to focus on how we would like our year to flow. As we are almost an entire month in, it's also a perfect time for reflection and sharing. So here are my… Continue reading What’s Been On Your Calendar – January 2023?
All Good Things Must Come to an End…Or Must They?
For the past six Wednesdays, my friend Deb and I have been taking a course together, which we usually follow by having leftovers for lunch at my place. And, for the past 12 months, we've been playing the Universal Yums Snack Box Game once a month (or, in the case of our crazy summer, several… Continue reading All Good Things Must Come to an End…Or Must They?
Stand by Me
Last month, for my Word of the Year Link Up, I wrote about the 'peace of home.' In that post, I included a link to one of my favourite music videos on this theme (here) and invited readers to do the same. I wasn't initially sure if anyone would share a song. If anyone did,… Continue reading Stand by Me
What’s On Your Bookshelf – October?
As with last month, I had HONESTLY planned to take a reading break this month. And exactly like last month, reality did not align with my intentions. Why try to take a reading break when I love reading, you might ask. This Loryn Brantz cartoon sums up my dilemma perfectly! Unlike previous months, all books… Continue reading What’s On Your Bookshelf – October?
What’s On Your Plate this October? Five Ingredient Immune Boosting Soup.
Looking for a quick, easy, healthy lunch with ingredients that you most likely have in your fridge, freezer and pantry? This was me recently when we returned from five weeks away, and I didn't feel like going to the store. Got frozen veggies, lentils, tomatoes, onion and soup broth (or reasonable substitutes)? Then you've got… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate this October? Five Ingredient Immune Boosting Soup.
What’s On My Plate: A Divisive Issue
Recently, there has been much online debate over the flood of personal food pics on social media. This caused me some reflection. As my long-suffering husband will gladly confirm, I take heaps of food photos. Once when it was suggested he keep a food diary to deal with a potential allergy, he said, "I don't… Continue reading What’s On My Plate: A Divisive Issue
Cultivating Peace in August
My August Peace Project At the end of July, I found a copy of Altruistic August featured in Women Living Well After 50. Inspired, I borrowed the idea, applied it to my Word of the Year (Peace), aligned it with my current activities calendar and came up with the following. This calendar was super simple… Continue reading Cultivating Peace in August
What’s on Your Bookshelf? August Edition.
Source: Netgalley.comAuthor: Boobie BillieBook's Blurb: When Boobie Billie launched her Instagram Account in December 2019, she was just a dog standing in front of the world asking to wear more colour.My Rating: ****My Review: If you are looking for a fast, fun read that may differ from your usual fare, I highly recommend Becoming Fabulous (scheduled for… Continue reading What’s on Your Bookshelf? August Edition.
But What Can I Do?
One of the books patiently sitting on my To Be Read pile is 'What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action' by Jane Fonda. The title itself raises a crucial question -- how can we move from despair to action for any area where we are overwhelmed with hopelessness? Leading by Example:… Continue reading But What Can I Do?