~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

My dear friend, Michael, from Berlin came out to visit me for 10 days (April 24 – May 3). I did have to work a bit when he was here, but I could curtail my hours somewhat and enjoy some time with my very good friend that I have known for 33 years! We did walk around Lost Lake, where we did actually get lost! There … Continue reading ~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

~ A Walk in Squamish ~

Last weekend (April 15), it was gorgeously sunny and I had to go to Squamish (a 40 min. drive south from Whistler) for yet another vet appointment for Donner our dog.  She had been spade a couple of weeks prior and her incision was a little too pink and the doctors were concerned and so gave her antibiotics. This was a follow-up appointment, her third … Continue reading ~ A Walk in Squamish ~

~ Delicious Vegan Scalloped Potatoes for Bernard’s Birthday Party ~

I’ve made this recipe twice now, once without the mushrooms, onions and garlic, and last night, with the mushrooms, onions and garlic. I like the addition of these ingredients. This wasn’t in the recipe, but I thought I’d add it just because. I brought this dish along to a 55th Birthday Party Potluck Celebration, but unfortunately, did not know that the birthday boy doesn’t like … Continue reading ~ Delicious Vegan Scalloped Potatoes for Bernard’s Birthday Party ~

~ Winter’s leaving? What of the Birds?~

This morning, I met my gang of birdwatchers down at Lorimer Rd. There were 9 of us, sometimes there are more people, sometimes less. 17 cm’s fell in the mountains last night and when I left the house at 7:50, approximately 8 cm’s (3 1/2 “) lay on our stairs and sidewalk …. should I stay and shovel?  I do have the contract for this … Continue reading ~ Winter’s leaving? What of the Birds?~

~ Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins ~

I found this recipe on the back of the bag for Roger’s Oats, and have played around with the ingredients a little to make it my own…. Now, I don’t use dairy, so instead I used almond milk, which worked out fantastic! And instead of butter (any kind), I used apple sauce, in fact, I use apple sauce whenever I bake now, NOT oil or butter! … Continue reading ~ Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins ~

~ The Versatile Blogger Award ~

Exciting news! I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!  I was soo excited when I saw my name on the list, I had to check it twice…. like, hey, that’s my name, oh, how cool is that!  I was nominated by On Gypsie Mountain. Thank you sooo much!  I love her blog, she speaks about so many different things and so honestly, candidly. I … Continue reading ~ The Versatile Blogger Award ~

~ Creamy Vegetable Curry with Rice ~

This has quickly become a favourite of mine, and my 16 year old son even likes it! So awesome!!  I was given this book, “Oh She Glows“, last Christmas and I have been slowly going through the delicious recipes of Angela’s. It’s a beautiful book and the recipes are so yummy!  Per usual, I have made some changes….. Soak 1/2 cup of raw cashews for … Continue reading ~ Creamy Vegetable Curry with Rice ~