Hay all! Happy summer days are here! Back in the spring, I was lucky enough to meet the good crew from Victory Gardens, a group of amazingly skilled ladies whose simple promise is quite eloquently to ‘help you grow food’. What followed was the installation of a gorgeously appointed urban garden right smack in the front of my house (yeah I know! Convenient right?) – and perfectly situated to showcase the plants. The garden was installed by Agrarian Organics, a company with whom I am working with, because well – simply put – their products rock (and yes, they do pay me to say that but I couldn’t say that if it were not true). Continue reading
Dear friends: I’ve got to be up front with you. I’ve struggled with ways to get this out, but the time is come and I’ve simply got to be out with it: I’m mentally spent these days! I’m looking back at these past months as I’ve waited for that rush of energy, or that big hairy moment when I will find it all comes flowing back, those precious ideas for posts, the daydreaming of how to pair one beautiful seasonal ingredient with another, and the endless ways to strategize making this world a better place to be in for me and for others. But the truth is really just this right now: I’m at a time in my life where I’m just flat-out, all hands on deck, 100% occupied with re-defining myself professionally that I have come to the point where I’ve been somewhat scared and ashamed to put it all to words here on the blog (it feels great to just sit and write that, can I just say that?). Continue reading
Travel brings power and love back into your life.
A few months back I sent a tweet to some of my vegan blogging friends after a few week (well three weeks to be exact) stint of avoiding dairy entirely and feeling pretty proud of myself. While I won’t delve too deeply right now into my thoughts on the matter of to be entirely vegan or not to be entirely vegan (I am not), I can definitely share that the dairy free streak didn’t last for me (it never really does). I’ve always felt best with a small amount of animal protein in my diet, even if I can’t even stomach the thought of eating meat or fish of any kind (never have been able to). And that is just never going to change! Continue reading
There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
Hey all! Aren’t we happy for spring? As I mentioned in my last post, the fresh season is well upon us here in Vancouver, and just as the garden has started to do its thing once again, I’m happy to report that so have I. After a season that saw a major shift in my career & work life, I’m happy to once again see and feel the sunshine. The sun on my face, the sun on the grass — the sun lighting up the shadows that cast all sorts of fears as we go about pursuing the places that our hearts guide us to. Sunshine to welcome another summer, and another season to live big and go for what matters. Continue reading
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
~ Babe Ruth
Hey friends! First of all, I have to acknowledge it’s been a little while. I hope you are all enjoying the spring in those parts where it’s arrived, and it’s still hard to believe here in the PNW that many areas of the globe are still covered in snow. Our front yard is now exploding with spring beauty, including a few baby seedlings planted in my first vegetable garden, which I can’t wait to write and share about this year! It’s not been for lack of wanting that I have not posted, but for a few small things that have been coming between me and this space that I so enjoy being a part of (hmmmm, work, work, work, and more work). You may be thinking you have seen this post before, or at least the dressing recipe, and it’s true – you have. Continue reading