Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Every November a melancholy settles over me…usually I get like this three times a year: November, late January and April, when the snow loves to stick around even though it's no longer wanted. November is also my birthday (thankfully towards the end of this miserable month, so currently I am still only 51!). Today is our second dump of snow reminding me that I live in winter land and makes me browse blogs of lucky peeps who live in paradise i.e. southern California.
Times like this I always fall back to the lovely blog of DeeAnne White of Live the charmed life. Her "100 lists" are full of empowering advice and self-help tidbits and heck…it just makes me feel better. My favourite two lists are the 100 reasons to elegantly uncomplicated your life and 100 ways to live slow. These are, in my opinion, a must read if you feel life is a bit stagnant or out of control or, if like me, you just have the blahs!
Happy weekend all!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Buying apples grown in our neighbouring province, making strudel - the house smelled of cinnamon for days. Just some of my activities last week. This truly is a wonderful time of year. I use phyllo pastry to make my apple strudel - the trick is to sprinkle a bit of sugar in between each sheet of phyllo. Usually there is a recipe on the box of the dough and that is the one I follow. Cannot believe Halloween is just around the corner - why is it that each year seems to go by faster and faster.