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

May in My Garden

I must confess that I have never, ever - never, ever - mown (mowed?) the lawn in my entire life! Hard to believe, but true. There's always been someone around to do it for me - father, husband, sons ... But hubby has been in Vancouver on a course for last 9 weeks and the … Continue reading May in My Garden

My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

Hi everyone! It's been a few weeks. Things have been more than a little hectic around here. Buuut, I'm getting back on track now.  I'm afraid to say that I fell off the wagon in terms of exercise. With the warmer weather, I've (re)started walking for 30 minutes a day along the sea wall in Sechelt … Continue reading My (Almost) Vegetarian Life

March in our Garden – Leggy Seedlings, Cleaning up and a Bonfire

Soooo, although my Broccoli seedlings starting coming up, it quickly became apparent to me that they weren't supposed to look this this (my photo) they were supposed to look like this The problem was that my seedlings weren't getting enough sunlight, even though my dining-room table is next to a big picture window that lets … Continue reading March in our Garden – Leggy Seedlings, Cleaning up and a Bonfire