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…

What Happened When the Fridge Went on Vacation

A couple of months ago, our fridge expired!  One minute it was running smoothly, the next only ominous sounds emanated from the interior foreshadowing calls to the repairman or an appliance retailer.  Then there was all the food, the clean-up and the $$$ for a new refrigerator. I couldn’t believe how much junk we kept…

The Never Ending Search for Fast Food!

Whenever I think of fun and fellowship, the first thing that comes to mind is food.  It is a trilogy:  food, fun and fellowship.  The kitchen was the centre of our home when I was a child.  Food preparation was an all day project, from making fresh bread, to baking blueberry pies ( we actually…