Month: October 2016

Vancouver fall garden
Garden

Planting a Garden (in late October)

MyΒ grand idea of gardening came about in late fall, when those better informed and better equipped had already called the season off. I’m less patient (and less wise) and am determined to make something of the rest of 2016, so will be pursuing ‘gardening light’ regardless of the weather. I […]

Olive Oil and Maple Granola
Kitchen

The “Best Ever” Granola

My husband is not an effusive guy. So, when he said this granola was the ‘best ever’ it was high praise indeed. I’ve made granola before, but it always seems like too much work (well, more work than Cheerios.) Making up this batch, adapted from Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes […]

The spices of chai
Kitchen

Fall Chai Latte

When I was a little kid, I hated going to Starbucks. Hated coffee, so hated the smell of the place. The thing that converted me was when they started carrying Chai Lattes. Suddenly my parents’ stops at Starbucks were more bearable, at least between November and January. By the time […]

Bear with me, here's a puppy.
Life

Back to Basics: Bad Girl 101

When I was younger, I always said I was a “bad girl.” More specifically, I was bad at being a girl. Learning to accessorize was on every New Year’s Resolutions list from 13 to 25, and the prospect of being able to “do” my hair seemed forever beyond my reach. […]