Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk cookies

All I want for Christmas is my…. My kids asked me for my list, and being the very fortunate person that I am, there wasn’t a lot that I need or want. I had to think for a few minutes before settling on ” How about some baking books?” So, to my surprise ( not) […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Well it’s that time of year again… The time where we jump expectantly into setting lofty New Year’s goals and undoubtedly fall short of achieving them by February. Who wanted to lose 10 pounds anyway? Maybe it’s better to set a goal that isn’t so specific, like I’ll get in better shape! Will it be […]

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Why I’ll always Love a Bookstore

I heart Bookstores. Bookshops, book mobiles, Anything with books. They ooze with charm and endless possibilities. Although you can find books on nearly any title of any topic, baby stuffs, maps, notebooks, pencils,  and other writing tools round out the available merchandise. But that’s not the reason I love bookstores. They serve as a melting pot of […]

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Weekly Winter Pleasures

This post pays homage to my favourite winter things. Of course my favourite things are always family and time spent together but that’s a given. Today, it’s about my favourite season WINTER! Officially December has just begun and though I am still waiting for snow to arrive here, the chill has certainly seeped in. I […]

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Lemon cupcakes with blackberry buttercream

I have recently been on a binge. I am addicted to The Great British Baking Show on PBS, and I can’t get enough of sponge cakes, savoury pies and gingerbread. I’ve always liked baking, but failed to truly recognize the science behind it; how certain ingredients cause chemical reactions which either adds or takes away […]

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Sweet Saturdays

If you’re like me, you’ve set aside certain “duties” for a Saturday. This has come about through practice or years of training. When I was growing up, my sweet Saturday meant a slight sleep-in, and I mean “slight.” My mother had a list of chores for us girls and Saturday became the day that we […]

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The Ups and Downs of Still Life Photography

Being a photographer can often mean that you are working with the public. Family photography, portrait, and product photography for companies means that you must present yourself as a professional, in order to enlist business from clients. As a still life photographer, I work alone; never talking to customers or having to present myself in […]

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Perfect peonies

There once was a girl who loved flowers She’d gather in sun or rain showers As peonies were her best  Much better than the rest She’d play with their petals for hours…       Peonies are perfect, and have long been my favourite flower. It dates back to childhood over 50 years ago, when […]

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Wedding Bliss

Weddings are lovely and…..long. And they should be. It’s no small thing to herald  a relationship to the world. It takes time and planning, but it’s a joyful celebration of two souls, two hearts. This weekend we attended an extraordinary Sikh wedding, robust with ritual, tradition and colour! If you have never been to a […]

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