Roasted Veggie Whole Grain Sorghum Salad

Make this easy whole grain sorghum salad for your summer family barbeque and because it’s gluten-free you won’t have to worry about your guests not being able to eat it.  Or if you don’t want to cook every night then prep this salad at the beginning of the week and store in the fridge for […]

Gluten-free Whole Grain Sorghum

My taste buds have discovered a new gluten-free grain that I bought after reading an article about how sorghum whole grain could be popped into a gluten-free popcorn.   I wasn’t able to find sorghum whole grain in the stores, so I ordered mine online from and it arrived at our remote cottage on Lake […]

Being Human !

Yesterday I was in Wiarton Ontario waiting for my car to be repaired when I stopped by the local thrift store to peruse the books set out on a table in front of the store.  I picked up a book called Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul  published back in 1996 and as I flipped through, it opened at the center […]

Our Knight In Shining Honour!

On May 23rd M and I were invited to attend an award ceremony at the Flesherton-Markdale Legion in honour of his Dad’s military service during the Second World War, in particular the liberation of France from the Germans.  This week the story was all over the local newspapers on the Bruce Peninsula and here is copy of the article and photo that […]

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Wondering what to have for breakfast today but have no time to sit down for a meal ?   I love my steel cut oats for breakfast especially when it’s cold outside but in Florida I prefer a smoothie that I can take on the go.   My personal preference is a thick creamy smoothie that resembles and tastes […]

Fishing off the West Coast of B.C.

When I was looking for some fresh fish  in Walmart (ok maybe the wrong store), the cashier told me that all the fish in Florida are previously frozen even when you see them nicely laid out in the display cases of the local Publix grocery store.  Hmmm !!!  So I need to find out what […]

Kale Salad

Our first winter in Florida has been a busy one with our home renovations so to create some balance in our lives, we decided to explore our creative side and become members of the Morean Art Center where they offer a variety of classes in glass, clay, painting, jewelry, metal and photography and much, much more.  What’s so […]

Trader Joe’s opens in St. Pete’s !

On Friday February 13, 2015 at 8 a.m.  I went to the much anticipated grand opening of  Trader Joe’s in Saint Petersburg, Florida.    Parking was terrible and the traffic police were out in full force.  I had to park a couple of blocks away (which I am sure the neighbours are not going to […]

Raw Nutty Energy Balls

These energy balls are quick and easy to make and are a great snack anytime you need a sweet treat or with your favourite cup of tea.  Store in a Tupperware container in your refrigerator for up to a week or freeze and take a few to work and they will be ready to eat […]

Kale and Artichoke Dip

My food choices have been less than stellar in 2014 so I decided to start the new year off with healthy, clean eating and made a commitment to myself to make more vegan and vegetarian meals.   Don’t tell M. as I will be slipping these in and hope he doesn’t notice ! LOL ! […]