Birthday Cake and 2021: How to Get What You Want

How is 2021 going for you so far? Is it living up to expectations?  If you were hoping that January 1, 2021 was going act like a magical switch that would change our lives in an instant, you were not alone.

New York: An Oasis of Calm, plus Homemade Superfood Chocolate

[Warning: this is a looooong recap post.  If you like New York and want to know what we did there, read on! If you just want to get straight to the chocolate recipe, skip on down.] [Homemade superfood chocolate (stevia-sweetened on left, coconut sugar-sweetened on right. Skip on down for the recipe.] You wouldn’t normally […]

The Week in Review: New York, Sandy and Lots of Food

[Random Broadway photo.  Can you spy the person in the crowd wearing a squirrel costume?] So, where the heck have I been this past week? It feels like a long time since I last posted on this blog. In reality, it’s only been since last Thursday’s Wellness Weekend. Even though Wellness Weekend does occur each […]

Podcast with Kelly of The Spunky Coconut

[Kelly with her youngest cutie-patootie, Ginger. Image from Kelly’s Facebook page. ] Many of you already follow Kelly, the powerhouse behind The Spunky Coconut blog, mom of three, grain-free baker and cook extraordinaire.  When Kelly asked me if I’d like to join her for one of her popular podcast chats, it took me all of a tenth […]

Great Eats on the Road: It’s a Wonderful Town!

[“Hey, Mum, this is a really Big Apple!”] How did the HH and I end up in New York last weekend?  Well, it all started last December, after the HH had a car accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fender-bender, but that left my honey without a car.  And since I’d been planning […]

Weekend Update* and Food Four Ways

*Really more like a “beginning of February update,” but since the HH and I watched Saturday Night Live yesterday (love that Mike Myers!), I’ve got that phrase on the brain.  [Gillian (of Confessions of a Young Woman) and me at Fresh on Bloor.] I. Shared Food (with a Fellow Blogger) One of the things I love about […]

It’s My Birthday. Have a Cigar

A very heartfelt “THANK YOU” to everyone who left birthday wishes on Facebook, twitter, and via email! I loved hearing from all of you, and your comments and good wishes made this birthday one of the best ever.  So thanks, everyone, for making my day that much brighter!  😀 [Okay, so maybe mine look more […]

Butternut and Edamame Hash

After that harrowing ordeal in the airport and the relentless carnival atmosphere of Miami Beach in the first half of our trip, the HH and I were more than ready to head north to Sarasota, where my cousin Marketing Guru (MG) had promised a more serene lifestyle.  So let’s hit the road, shall we? I. […]

How I Spent My Florida Vacation, Part I

[Sorry this is a long post. . . feel free to chop it up into manageable segments, like a honkin’ big Florida grapefruit.] Does this look like a deadly weapon? Can it really be a week since the HH and I took off for parts unknown in Florida? I guess time really does fly when you’re […]

Vegetarian Veggie Burgers that are Made from Vegetables

I was around 12 when my friends and I first began to find ourselves interested in boys as romantic partners, and not simply background annoyances during art class.  (Yes, twelve is ancient by today’s standards!) During that year at school, we girls were all given a little blue pamphlet (because pink would have been so conventional, and […]