Call it Puppy Love!

In Animal Kingdom on March 12, 2018 at 6:35 pm

Ivy_Feb2018The Year of the Dog officially rolled in on February 16 and through an unexpected turn of events, we happened upon this blue-eyed beauty.

Our family has always wanted a puppy but every attempt to find one in the past has somehow been thwarted. So, our attention was immediately captured when a friend told us that one of her colleagues had adorable puppies in need of good homes.

When she sent a photo around for anyone interested, the striking father reminded me our dearly departed Shelby who will have been gone now for nine years this summer. Here are the proud parents – the father is a brindle Siberian husky and American bulldog cross, and the mother is a German Shepard and black Labrador cross.


The timing must have finally been right since everything has fallen into place. We are now in a state of distracted puppy love and scrambling to get our house puppy proofed for our new fur baby. If it seems that we’ve fallen off the face of the earth, or you wonder what happened to our social media existence – chances are we’re probably just outside or taking a walk in the park and can’t come to the phone…


Ten Films Worth Watching

In Food For Thought on March 7, 2018 at 9:48 pm

There are so many reasons why people choose to change their diet.

Heart of FruitsIt’s always a great day when someone shares their happy health stories with me. Sometimes the conversation will start with food or a health tip. Then the person will continue to detail how they’ve gone vegetarian or vegan, and list the benefits they’ve experienced or ask how to share this info with family and friends.

I love watching films so, I’m often surprised when I mention many of the great documentaries I’ve seen that many people haven’t heard of them. Since people seem to love top 10 lists, I thought I’d compile a list of great health resources.

  1. What the Health
  2. Forks Over Knives
  3. Cowspiracy
  4. An Inconvenient Truth
  5. Let Me Be Frank
  6. Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business
  7. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
  8. Food, Inc.
  9. Supersize Me
  10. Hungry For Change

Happy viewing! I’d love to hear if you have a favourite film to share.

Happy 2018!

In Food, Glorious Food, Uncategorized on January 1, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Happy New Year! Akemashite omedetou. Time for more eating of classic staples in three-tiered box: azuki gohan, organic kale and gobo, fried daikon and black beans. Plus, a soon-to-be new favourite of Peking-style jackfruit rice wraps. Enjoy!