LIFESTYLE

  Spring is on the way and outdoor activities are beginning. One of my most enjoyable activities is hiking. Why you may ask? It requires no equipment, you don’t have to carry anything except your water with you and anyone at any age can participate. A good pair of shoes and a nice day are…

RECIPE EGGPLANT SIDE DISH

  One of my favorite dishes that is quick and easy. This dish takes no time to prepare and can be spiced however you like. DIRECTIONS One medium sized eggplant. Slice into rounds about 1/4 inch thick. On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, lay out the sliced eggplant. Brush with olive oil. Season with…

TREATS CHOCOLATE DIPPED FRUIT

CHOCOLATE DIPPED FRUIT Would you like to be able to create a tasty treat at a moments notice? These Chocolate Dipped Fruit slices are simple, easy and delicious. So how do we make these lovely treats? Collect the fruits you would like to use. Try apples, pears, figs, dates, bananas,pretzels and nuts. I am sure…

VEGETABLES ASPARAGUS

I love asparagus and I can hardly wait until it is back in season! Yes, I can smell spring in the air and my body is so craving all the amazing veggies that will be coming our way! Does anyone else get excited about fresh veggies? Winter veggies like squashes are nearing their end and…

Lifestyle

Why do words matter? This is a great question. Words have always mattered but I think that we have gotten out of the habit of looking at words as if they have power. Let me explain that. Have you ever had someone say something to you that hurt you, that took away your joy or…

Lifestyle

Like the changing of the seasons we too need to change as we age. There are moments in our lives where it is obvious we need to change. Moving from elementary school to high school, university/college student to employment. We are constantly evolving in one way or another. But then comes the day we realize…

Yaya Review

I had an opportunity to try this lovely little restaurant recently. Baked avocado topped with sunny side up eggs, a salad and corn chips with sauce. Pronounced delicious and everything is locally sourced and organic. A bevy of fresh veggies with a lovely feta cheese and black olives. This salad was delicious and again, all…

FOOD SCIENCE

CINNAMON It’s fall and winter is fast approaching, are you ready? This spice is something most of us have in our kitchens. The smell evokes memories of holidays and the great food that accompanied them. It makes our mouth water and our stomach growl. Cookies, loaves and the scent of Christmas. Love this spice but…

Health & Wellness

WHY BREAKFAST IS IMPORTANT A lot of people I know skip breakfast. I have often wondered why. Are you a breakfast skipper? Why is it important to have a meal in the morning? Your body has been hard at work all night. It makes repairs, cleans out toxins and rejuvenates all while you are sleeping….

FOOD SCIENCE

Science + Food = Health I have often wondered how food affects us and what is a good and bad reaction to food for our bodies. I would like to share some of the information I have learned over the years. There is much talk in the media about diabetes, heart disease and obesity. How…

Pears: Part Two

PEARS PART II Doesn’t this look delicious! Pear/Cranberry Upside Down Cake This was gone so quickly I barely got to try it myself! Ingredients 1/4 cup pure lard 1/4 cup ghee 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup sifted unbleached cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of sea salt 3 room temperature eggs,…

Endless Summer

ENDLESS SUMMER So it’s September and it is 41 outside. I know that everyone has been loving this summer but I would like it to end soon please. I am not a spoil sport I just want to sleep through the  night. We don’t have air conditioning and fans are just not cutting it. I…

LIFESTYLE

STOP THAT!!   Yes, I mean you. I get told everyday about things people have eliminated from their diets so they can loose weight. I have to say that loosing weight is not about what you take out of your diet but how you treat the food you eat every day. Bread is fine to…

Lifestyle

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!    Does anyone else get so busy that they forget to breathe? That is how I have felt over the past couple of weeks. I have gotten so busy that I forgot to look at all the beauty around me and appreciate the small wonders that are there everyday. Shame on me!…

ORGANIZING

NOT AGAIN! Yup, I’m at it again! I know we talked about restoring order by purging last week and I hope you took it to heart. This week lets talk about organizing. You may think you are organized and that may be true for some of you but the vast majority of us really have…

PURGING

THE IMPORTANCE OF PURGING Why is purging important? I took a long time to figure this one out. What did I learn along the way? Such a simple but important habit to practice. Why you ask? It keeps your house and therefore your mind free of clutter. Lets you keep an eye on your weight…

Another One

          Had to do two today as I promised that we would talk about how to get more veggies painlessly into your diet. Let’s just talk about breakfast today. I know a lot of you skip breakfast. Right? Jump out of bed, get dressed and rush out the door. Sound like…

Lifelong Learning

WHEN SHOULD LEARNING STOP? This is a question I have often wondered myself. Do you remember the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!” I don’t believe this to be true. I think if you have a willingness to learn, have at it! Do you have a hobby you are passionate about? Are…

Hello

HI EVERYONE! Hi everyone! So, new site and new life changes. Here we go! Much has changed in my life in the last six months. Big moments, major changes and  a new role..wow! It took me a long time to start pulling it all back together again but here we are. So happy to be…