My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Wine cake

The dog-food experiment has been a great success! To read more about that, click here.  Once a week, I load up the slow cooker with all the scraps, leftovers and cheap meat that I save for them in a big plastic container in the fridge. To this I add water and cook for 6 hours. … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

July in Our Garden

Everything is thriving in our vegetable garden. I'm surprised because I'm not quite sure what I'm doing - haha. To read about our garden from the beginning, click here I fed everything with blood meal a few days ago and added a layer of mulch over the weekend to keep the moisture in and the … Continue reading July in Our Garden

June in our Garden – A Fence, Strawberries and a Baby Bear

As June comes to a close, I can't believe how fast everything's grown in just 3 short weeks - to read the last post on this, click here. The vegetables are twice the size now and we've had to add extra stakes to the beans and a place for the peas to climb Hubby finished … Continue reading June in our Garden – A Fence, Strawberries and a Baby Bear

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Summer has arrived very quietly here in Halfmoon Bay. The days are cool-ish and pleasant. Our vegetable garden is growing by the minute! It won't be long until we will be eating our own home-grown food. To read more about our vegetable garden, click here.   There's nothing like the taste of fresh, home-grown vegetables. … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

June in Our Garden

It's only been 2 weeks since we planted our vegetable garden, (to read more about that, click here.) and already everything has just shot up. The garden now looks like this from this The potatoes are growing like weeds and I've been planting store-bought butter lettuces in between the potatoes which are growing beautifully. We've … Continue reading June in Our Garden

24-Hour Project – Old Chair Upcycle (again)

Hi everybody, A year or so ago, we found this chair next to a dumpster and I just knew I had to take it home We bought some material and re-covered it - you can read about that here - and ended up with this Which we loved. Buuut, our cats and a house-move later took … Continue reading 24-Hour Project – Old Chair Upcycle (again)

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life – Reducing my Carbon Footprint

I used to make my own dog food and my own dog treats and then things got hectic and I stopped doing it. Instead, I bought what I thought was the healthiest dry food for my dogs. It cost me an arm and a leg and couple of toes, but I soon came to the … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life – Reducing my Carbon Footprint

May in Our Garden – A Vegetable Garden


Well, we didn't think we'd be able to have a vegetable garden this year because our Landlord, who's building a cottage behind our house, is quite a bit behind schedule and the space where we were going to grow things is still occupied by a lean-to. But, as an experiment, I planted a store-bought butter … Continue reading May in Our Garden – A Vegetable Garden

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

I've been trying to broaden my horizons with regards to vegetarian recipes, and so I googled "Vegetarian Bloggers" and ended up on Kitchn's website (lurrve Kitchn). I was directed to a number of vegetarian blog sites - Naturally Ella - has some yummy-looking dinner recipes like Spiced Pinto Bean Bowls with Avocado, Pinto Squash Stew with … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Small Space Re-organizing

Hi everyone. I'm still not used to small-space living, but I'm getting the hang of it. I did some more tweaking a couple of weekends ago. Organizing is a never-ending process - you think you have it down and then the process of living gets in the way and, before long, it's a complete shambles … Continue reading Small Space Re-organizing