Cake fit for the King

  Elvis Presley was born on January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. When you have multiple loved ones who share the King’s birthday, it seems only right to make their cakes as delicious as possible – Graceland good. Although I feel a Peanut Butter cake would be more up Elvis’ alley, this Black Forest cake was…

A Tobogganing We Will Go

One of the best ways of rolling along through long winters is to find a fun outdoor activity.  If you’ve got snow and you’ve got hills where you live, you’ve got yourselves an awesome afternoon. Climb to the top of a big hill,  sit on a toboggan (sled, saucer, tube),  get your friend to give…

It’s a Marshmallow World

“Oh, the world is a snowball see how it grows…” Dean Martin’s crooning couldn’t be more à propos to the Island’s Winter this year. It does appear that the Island is one ginormous snowball. “The world is your snowball, just for a song, get out and roll it along.” The most important message from “A Marshmallow…

Holidays in the Home

My mother is a talented gardener and artist. She has an amazing eye for detail and composition. She magically walks through the house putting small, simple, beautiful things here and there. I’m still learning…and am not sure I’ve inherited that gene…

An Island Christmas

Like the song, I do always dream of a white Christmas. Christmas  2013 on the Island was the snowiest in a long, long time. Last year there was just a sprinkling. This year over 60cm had fallen by Christmastime. Dreaming, was not necessary. Islanders were living the Christmas dream. If you can forget about the…