My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

My (almost) vegetarian Life

HellOooo vegetable lovers (and the occasional meat lover)! I must admit that this week's menu has more meat in it than I'd like, but my Jamie Oliver cookbook showed up on Friday - Jamie Cooks Italy and I just had to incorporate some of his meals into the menu. I just luuurve Jamie Oliver's food … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Winter Warmers – Hot Toddies and Other Classics

Hot Toddies

There's no better way to ward off winter chills than with a hot toddy. Hot toddies were my mother's go-to when we had a cold. But have you ever wondered where the term - and the drink came from? Some say the British brought it back from Colonial India, while Americans insist it was their … Continue reading Winter Warmers – Hot Toddies and Other Classics

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life – Skinny Soup, Pumpkin Chili & More

My (almost) vegetarian Life

Good morning from Halfmoon Bay. We are well into the loooong, dark, rainy days of winter. Thank goodness we got our yard work done yesterday as part of our Operation Clean up (well, except for the porch stones) because it's raining today. These are the kinds of days that make you want to curl up … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life – Skinny Soup, Pumpkin Chili & More

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

This week is a clean-out-the freezer week. I have some ribs and a lovely roast that needs to be eaten soon, so this is the week to do it. I luuurve roast beef & yorkshire pudding! I didn't lose any weight this week (might be the glass of red wine every night), but I did't … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Hello Vegetarian Lovers (and a few meat lovers too), How are you all? I made a concerted effort to lose weight last week and lost ... 3 lbs! I was ecstatic. After not being able to lose a thing since I quit smoking 4 years ago. I've been making better food choices on weekends and at … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

My almost vegetarian life

It's cooled down quite a lot since my last post and it sure feels like Fall...ish. We're still waiting for our tomatoes to ripen, but the Swiss Chard is growing like a weed and I've picked enough of it to add to a stew (tonight's dinner) and one of our favourite meals - Kenyan Braised … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

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

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

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