In order for a recipe to be added to this blog, it must meet the following criteria:
- Fresh ingredients
- Under 500 calories (most times!)
- Under 45 minutes to make (ditto)
I am an avid photographer, boater, reader (especially cookbooks), and have an endless fascination with the animal kingdom. I have been an unapologetic fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers since I was a kid and discovered that watching football on Sundays was a cool way to hang with my dad and grandfather.
I’ve lived in both Ontario and British Columbia, Canada, and while I love both for differing reasons, BC is a magical land rich with stunning scenery of sparkling oceans, towering forests and granite mountains that take your breath away. The air smells sweet and the only annoying noises are those of the birds when they are battling over dinner. I’ve had a large buck deer walk up my driveway, sea lions bark at me and a cougar run through my backyard. One of the best days of my life was the first time I met up with some orca whales and watched for hours as they splashed around, taught their young to hunt and at the end of the day come up close for a peek at us.
After a career in social work and management consulting, I fell into blogging because of my love of entertaining and fresh, flavorful meals. Cooking brings a sense of peace and harmony to your life when you can share your creations with those you love.
After settling back in Ontario, (I returned in order to be close to family, particularly those two little cutie nephews you see below), I discovered two local farms owned by hard working families with a love for the earth and healthy produce. It’s been a revelation to taste the difference and every visit to the farms inspires a new recipe that celebrates whole food. You will see paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian dishes because I don’t subscribe to any particular type of diet except to keep it to fresh and whole.
The journey to best healthy eating is a fascinating one and I’m hoping that this blog and my new book will create a community of people striving to include seasonal, fresh produce in their family’s meals.
Cheers to healthy, happy eating!
The recipes in this blog are mine (unless stated otherwise) . The photography is mine unless stated otherwise. All rights reserved. If you would like to use the recipes and/or photography please send me an email requesting permission.