How does your garden grow?


In the last 24 hours I have eaten a smorgasbord of fresh produce from my garden and it’s technically not even summer yet!  Asparagus, beet tops, kale, strawberries and even broccoli are starting to be ready to eat! You can’t

Read more

Rhubarb Cream Pie – A little slice of heaven


My husband Chris is certainly not a picky eater.  Quite the contrary actually.  He just doesn’t (or I should say didn’t) like rhubarb pie.  I wanted to give it a try though… convinced I could make one that would meet his

Read more

Flaky Light Pastry the Secret to an Amazing Pie!

rhubarb pie with fluted pastry edge

So I know I’ve posted about adopting a healthier lifestyle and eating better.  Which I truly have, so I’m sorry if this post seems a bit out of place.   As important as this is to me, I certainly do

Read more

Asparagus Season has arrived!


I always start itching to garden as soon as the weather turns warm.  Unfortunately, it’s a bit too early to be planting much in the garden. I did however get my broccoli, peas and radishes planted this past weekend, as

Read more

Bite your tongue!

Child washing dishes

It’s a hard thing to do.  I catch myself over and over again wishing I wouldn’t have said that.  Why did I point out how they could have done a job better, instead of thanking them for their help, or

Read more

Getting back on track! Healthy eating here I come


So I know I’ve blogged before about running.  I absolutely love it.  It certainly has its challenges in the winter in Ontario.  I know there are people who run outdoors year round… and I will go for an occasional run

Read more

Longing for a simpler time


It’s hard to believe that today my baby in this photo is now the same age that I was when this picture was taken.   How can that be?  I don’t really feel any different.   I couldn’t be more

Read more

Cookies anyone? Best-ever Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Victor Regier holding a chocolate chip cookie

I love to cook and bake.. which is a good thing considering we are a family of 7 and it always seems that someone is hungry.  There are a few things in my kitchen that I absolutely couldn’t live with

Read more

Everybody has a mom.

Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 10.06.26 PM

 I came across this little quote on Pinterest the other day, and it struck me as quite profound.  So often we are caught up in our own works.. Our own achievements… What we have accomplished, that we sometimes over look

Read more