Washing-up in Skye

A portrait of morning light spilling over my kitchen sink in the Isle of Skye. Not at all an arduous task on a day-off when all that is grungy starts sparkling. My mother is a photographer and took a series of black and white ‘still life’ photographs of her kitchen sink and implements in Montreal….

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…

Winter in Argyle Shore

Sometimes it’s just too cold to do anything outside (like last week’s -35 degrees celsius) but I still want to be outside. In warmer weather, I would feel a tad guilty if I just went for a drive and didn’t get out for a walk but I feel no such thing in wintertime. Look (below)…

Have Taste Buds Will Travel

One of my favourite things about travelling is food. I know I’m not alone in this specific type of wander-food-lust. I could easily spend hours of my life in foreign-to-me grocery stores (ask the poor, patient souls who have travelled with me). I once almost slept on the streets of Poland when my thrilling rampage…

November Nesting

When the chill starts to sink in, the land turns shades of brown and grey and the light fades early, what do you do to find comfort and create cozy? Here are some of my favourite November nesting moments: Knitting (while netflix and chilling) More knitting… a scarf with peach coloured angora yarn Sipping an…

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…

Irish Breakfasts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You can pretend you’re waking up in Ireland any day by cooking up a hardy Irish Breakfast. Depending on where in Ireland you’re eating breakfast and who is cooking it for you there are slightly different variants of what constitutes a “full Irish breakfast.” The typical meal consists of variants of…

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…