If it makes you happy…

Years ago I learned how to cook, by watching the Food Network while nursing my daughter. I enjoyed cooking and trying new things, and feeding my family.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀And then one day, I just felt overwhelmed and gave up trying new things, resorting to the standards and slapdash meals, every so often hitting on a meal that … Continue reading If it makes you happy…

End Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence and FemicideDue to the confines of COVID-19, the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Accountability and Justice contends that the number of victims of femicide (the murder of women or girls) rose from 146 in 2019, to 160 in 2020.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We know that Indigenous women and WOC are most likely to be victims of Intimate … Continue reading End Intimate Partner Violence

Lucky Iron Water


Oh look – another picture of my cat

What have we been up to lately? Not much. Even less than usual, given that we are in a global pandemic that has rules and restrictions that keep changing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Our old fellow is getting older by the day and we are spending as much time with him as we can. He is slower, less sturdy, … Continue reading Oh look – another picture of my cat

Native Shoes x Beth Richard

I am madly in love with my Native Shoes x Beth Richard Audrey shoes! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Not only are they beautiful, light, waterproof and comfy, they are local! Located on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, Native Shoes are completely vegan (proudly animal free!!) AND recyclable (as part of their Remix Project, at … Continue reading Native Shoes x Beth Richard

One Sheet Pan Cooking

In order to have less wasted food, and to try to stick to a “no-Dominos-pizza-because-I’m-too-tired-to-cook”, and ultimately be kinder to my bank account, I have gone back to meal planning and meal prep. To be fair, I should never have stopped doing it because it’s harder to start once I stop, than it is to … Continue reading One Sheet Pan Cooking

Happy Day!

http://www.instagram.com/reel/CMLYAHFJVIZ/ It has been 3 months since the sensor on my dryer broke. 3 months of hanging my clothes and towels to dry. 3 months of understanding one tiny modicum of how a huge portion of the world lives without the convenience of electric appliances. It was fracking annoying. I hated it. I hated crispy … Continue reading Happy Day!

International Women’s Day 2021

It’s International Women’s Day. Today we honour the incredible contributions women have made to all aspects of life - science, arts, sports, history, law, business, etc. We are inspired and excited by their life stories and measurable success, and admire them for their courage and fortitude. Today we honour the less measurable, less quantifiable successes … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021

I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am

I am not gluten intolerant.I am not a heavy drinker.I don’t consume dairy products.I’ve tried cutting foods out of my diet.I’ve had every test under the sun. I’ve had blood work and colonoscopies.I’ve spoken to naturopathic professionals, and gastroenterologists.I’ve eaten strictly vegan.I’ve tried FODMAP.Keto.Paleo.Liquid.Rice cakes and peanut butter.Starvation. I was told to eat only raw … Continue reading I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am

Happy Anniversary!

Happy anniversary, Ty and Danielle! I cannot thank you enough for being my family. Not just my bio family, but my chosen family. The family that my kids can reach out to. The family that shows up for everything. Thank you for being a good example to our kids, and to us. Thank you for … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!