Honestly Healthy for Life

Honestly Healthy for Life: Eating the Alkaline Way Every day by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson Corrett and Edgson’s book comes, quite honestly, as a total surprise. I can’t say “don’t judge a book by its cover” as the cover of the book is lovely as are the photographs (by Lisa Linder) throughout. But I…

Thanksgiving Treats

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m currently working on thanksgiving dinner #2. Yesterday I made 2 pumpkin pies and a pumpkin pudding to send off to a big family dinner I could not attend. All desserts were gluten free and the 2 pumpkin pies were vegan. 1 pie I made with canned pumpkin and the other I made…

Dancing Goat Dreams

The Dancing Goat Café and Bakery in Margaree, Cape Breton Island is the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine waking up to the quiet early morning light on a crisp day. Outside the forest air is full of frosty dew and you feel like you could be in the middle of nowhere, but you’re definitely…

Salad for the Season

This week I could not bring myself to have my nutritious, spirulina, protein punch of a  morning smoothie… it was just too cold to swallow So, I had to make a warm breakfast smoothie (more on that in another post). Living in the Northern hemisphere, Fall forces a change in the way I eat. Fresh salads…

Happiness is a Hot Handpie

Yesterday was the first day of Spring (yay!) and International Happiness Day! I spent the day going on a walk in the sunshine and a food-venture to Borden-Carelton, Prince Edward Island. As it happens, it was the most appropriate thing to do on such a day, because the taste of a hot, handmade handpie is pure happiness….

Brown Bread + County Clare

In June 2015 my boyfriend and I went on a whirlwind tour of Ireland. It was his first time in Ireland and our first time with a car since we moved to the UK in March – so we wanted to see as much as possible and drive until the wheels fell off. We got an outrageously cheap flight…

Heritage Kitchen

St Patrick’s Day, the holiday that has everyone wishing they were Irish,  is fast approaching. It is with that good-natured green envy that I will be sharing Irish morsels of family, food, and travel with you this week.  But first, a few words on Heritage in my Kitchen: I love learning about heritage in the kitchen (my own…

It’s All Good: BOOK REVIEW & CANDY BARS

  Gywneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen wrote a very yummy, good-for-you cookbook called  It’s All Good, published in 2013. It was a follow up to their first smash hit, My Father’s Daughter. The central themes of My Father’s Daughter were family, tradition, and comfort. In It’s All Good Paltrow and Turshen focus on foods that will make you feel…

Fun in Falkland: Pillars of Hercules

If you find yourself near the village of Falkland, in the Kingdom of Fife, the Pillars of Hercules is a must-stop wether you’re famished or not. My lovely co-worker, a “fifer for life” lass told me to check it out when I was quizzing her on things to do in her village: “The Palace” – Falkland Palace: home of…

Wholesome Island Oats

The pretty packaging of Heatherdale Wholesome Goods’ Organic, Cold-pressed OATS caught my eye. I picked up a 1kg bag of these Prince Edward Island grown oats at the newly opened (and much welcomed) Murphy’s health centre and food-mart on Queen St.  (Islander directions: “where the old Co-op was”).  At $6.99/bag they were worth every penny….