May 24, 2015

Recipe: Grain-Free Toasty Granola


dusk creeps up quickly, as it always does, gently wrapping up the weekend’s loose ends, tucking them away for another time.

i’m sitting in the backyard underneath rustling branches, amidst lush greenery, letting my worries slip by with the daylight. there are moments when life feels too big, too broad to even begin to understand. moments when your path is unclear; when your options seem entirely overwhelming. big decisions are creeping closer and i’m not ready to figure them out.

with mounting uncertainty on the horizon i retreat back into the kitchen. i dig through the pantry, pulling out bags of cashews, jars of coconut, containers of seeds. i assemble, add, subtract, mix, fold, toast and cool. another midnight baking session in the books.

but at least i made some tasty granola! read on for the recipe.

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February 17, 2015

Take Me Away


up the road, up the road. we keep climbing, so high now that the fields and the grass and the mountains seem impossibly small.

faster, faster, faster. my hand on your leg, a squeeze for confidence. you oblige me, throwing our rental car into the sharp turns of a steep hill. faster and higher; dust in the rearview mirror and hot sunshine all over our faces. you remain grounded as i sway with each hug of the road, camera in hand and wine in belly.

take me away, to that elusive and quiet place.

January 30, 2015

Recipe: Grain-Free Pancakes for One


i squirmed out of bed this morning long before my alarm went off, well rested and smiling – a rare occurrence in winter. i shuffled to the kitchen, setting the kettle on the stove and peeking out the window. the pets still quiet, the house still dark – save for a few twinkly lights strung above the kitchen table – i relished in the stillness with my favourite owl-shaped mug in hand.

gradually, the sky lightened until suddenly, everywhere, the sun was spilling into the house. everything a little more golden, a little warmer. a glorious reminder that spring is just around the corner.

and then i made pancakes. because friday. simple, nutritious and tasty. read on for the recipe.

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November 11, 2014

Feet Up, Chin Up

feet-in-the-air sometimes, the kindest thing you can do for yourself is not overthink things.

when i need a to clear my head or overcome a mindset, i choose to either hold my chin up high or swing my feet up high. tonight…well, i opted for the latter.