Cream Tea & Other Things

“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.”  Sydney Smith, A memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith   Those who follow LadyBudd, know that this past summer I took few weeks to go on an adventure with my family.  It…

Mark Bittman – Here’s a thought!

“1 billion people in the world are chronically hungry. 1 billion people are overweight.” — Mark Bittman (Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes) The more I consider our connections with food, culture and health, I realize that my choices, however small, do make a difference.  Today, I celebrated the…

My Commitment – Recycle Recycle Recycle!

It’s official!  I’m on the committee for the collection of organic matter.  This was not my intent when I agreed to attend the first meeting of the trial program that would be implemented in our strata community.  Coming in a few minutes late and sitting in the front row was not the best strategy for…

5-Star Hotel & Oatmeal

A couple of years ago, I attended a conference held at a 5-star hotel, downtown Vancouver.  It was an early morning start so breakfast was provided buffet style.  You can imagine the enticing display of cinnamon buns, croissants, fruits and yogurt.  But the main draw was the oatmeal – looking amazingly expensive in its silver…

If we share…

Do you believe that a conversation can make a difference? “I think we have enough food for everyone, if we share,” I overheard a young woman say to her friends as she passed by the table where my husband & I sat in the sunshine reading the latest newspaper over coffee. What caught my attention…

I’m a Vegetarian – Sometimes!

I was 35,000 feet above the solid earth on the sky road to London, September 2010.  This was the time and place where I decided to become a vegetarian.  My kitchen was thousands of miles away, across an ocean and continent.  Decisions come to us in different ways:  gradually, with a thunderbolt of energy, or after…