Category Archives: Berries

I’m back from a brief escape to Vernon in the Okanagan Valley, where I had the loveliest time to write and reflect. ♥ I enjoyed a sunny lunch with my parents and my brother Richard, who is visiting us from his home in Hong Kong. ♥ Thankfully, I was also able to practice my Alvin the Chipmunk […]

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I’ve decided my favourite flower { today } is the peony… their palest tint of blush pink and muted white is so delicate. It’s also their sweet, fluted ruffles.. and clusters of buttery petals that draw you in. Their scent is indescribable.. of all the flowers in my garden, these peppery lovelies smell of spring and the earth in […]

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I’m waiting on spring.. impatient for sweet strawberry pints and the riot of flower flats stacked in my car our trees blooming with heady scent.. petals to shower overhead but tiny green buds will do, their brave faces amidst frozen bark.. spring This pretty Springtime Summer Strawberry Smoothie will do as well.. it’s thick strawberry, honey scent of spring belies […]

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This is one of my favorite weeknight chicken recipes with a few new additions to make it appear so much more complicated a recipe than it really is.. Simple chicken quarters (thigh and drumstick) are stuffed with basil leaves and boursin then baked.. Top with slices of strawberry, drizzle with a balsamic glaze and sprinkle […]

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Life can be so difficult.. it can help to practice yoga and meditation.. to turn inward for peace. I love the directed meditation in yoga classes and have found some meditation recordings online that I return to time and again. ♥ Buddhism is fascinating, with its stories of gods and goddesses… Buddhas and Bodhisattvas Saraswati […]

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