in pursuit of more

living with just a little less

Okay, okay, I will just go ahead and admit it: I'm a huge fan of roasted vegetables (can you tell?), most notably those beautifully soft & elegant cruciferous types. You know, the ever adorable green brussels sprouts (aka. mini cabbages), and the soft & sophisticated cauliflower that provides us with so much goodness that our bodies crave and benefit from. It helps that they are…

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Hey everyone! Hoping you are doing well and enjoying this glorious month of September!! Here in Vancouver, we are still being treated to some post-summer glory called sunshine while the days grow ever shorter, cramping the style of those of us who love taking photos of our food (seriously, daylight, we need you!). Well I guess there's always next year :) Read More...

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I had a great conversation the other night about the difference between food preparation & the whole idea of elevating cooking to the status of something beyond just the everyday. I don't know if it is the fact I am reading (albeit slowly) Michael Pollan's new book Cooked, or if I've had just as many conversations about food in the past two years as I've…

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Hey all! Hoping everyone had a great week! Today's post is a quickie as I head off to a day of discussion, sharing, driving & fun with a big group of my co-workers somewhere deep, deep in the woods where cell phones don't work. Yup, it's time for our annual team building retreat weekend in the BC Wilderness where the bears roam freely and so…

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Holla folks! Today I've got a snappy little meal in one to share with you as I jaunt off for another summer adventure. This time I'll combine a little work & a little play, but I am off to the islands until Sunday and I couldn't be more up for it! If you've followed me for a while, then you may already know about my…

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  Hey all! Great to be back after a little blogging break and a sweet few days with family both away and here at home. Last week we drove down to Portland, which from here in Vancity is about a 6 hour drive -- something we as a family love to do together. Road trips are one of those things we look back on later…

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I had a great conversation the other day with a good creative friend of mine. This person is a songwriter, and music is a passion - I should say a fairly prominent and driving passion in this person's life. As with all creative folks from time to time, my dear friend is currently struggling with a writer's block, a long and seemingly endless drought of…

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As the summer rolls in and we bask in the gloriously long days of the season - there is one thing I can't help but feel in especially massive quantities -- my gratitude is spilling over in every which way you can fathom. The number of blessings we are given might just be doled out based on our ability to count them...and if this is…

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I don't know about you guys, but I am getting pretty psyched for this thing called summer! I know there are some who are reading this in parts of the world where winter is upon you (oh, internet, how do we love thee for that?) - but this past weekend has brought me right back to the sounds and smells of childhood years spent among…

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