As the festivities envelope us I’m looking forward to Grandma arriving from England to stay and it’s a joy for my girls to have an overdue two weeks of unrestricted access. With Grandma life is different, and pleasingly so. We often find ourselves sitting down to morning coffee, and cake, followed by lunch, then afternoon tea, and…yes you’ve guessed it, cake again. Continue reading
For our final “restorative” soup recipe of the month I wanted to share a little more about my story with Liz.
As part of our October mission to cook and share good wholesome soups, a crucial
element in the recipe selection has been the emphasis on our “no added nasties” philosophy.
For our second post during Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve noted a series of time saving techniques to make your recovery easier.
A bowl of steaming hot chicken soup at the very least provides me with comfort in culinary form. Whether its your Jewish Penicillin or go-to rheumy remedy it maintains a reputation for healing. Continue reading
I’ll never forget that gorgeous Fall day when one of my oldest and dearest friends, Liz, called to say she had breast cancer. As she wrote in a narrative about her life “I remember the day when the doctor called and I realized it wasn’t nothing, it was cancer.” It was a shock as she was vigilant about her health for her precious mother, Kathryn, lost her 15 year battle with the disease in 1998. While we were all stunned, given her family history, it wasn’t a total surprise. Her cancer was quite advanced and she immediately began an intense round of chemotherapy. Continue reading
May seems unusually busy. We’ve shed our Winter skin and seem to be racing towards Summer at a rate of knots. Awash with school socials and graduations, field trips and fundraisers, it is also the month in which Everest was first conquered by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay, Florence Nightingale was born (hence International Nurses Month) and the world was stunned by the first 4 minute mile. Continue reading
This week, as Meg begins another seasonal cleanse with Frances Murchison of Mindfullyfed (more on this next week), I’m busy filtering my thoughts for our summer vacation. Now at the end of January, just when the drudge of winter is beginning to take its toll, the prospect of a trip on the horizon is restorative. We’ve asked Frances to share some insight from her recent trip to India…. Continue reading
Last July I celebrated my 50th birthday with a trip to Peru. In addition to hiking the Inca Trail I used the trip as a research mission, to gather spice and recipe inspiration for our Zen of Slow Cooking venture.