A little sunshine

No matter how needed  it is, the incessant rain (which must have been going for over a month by now) is definitely dampening my spirits. Luckily in the last 10 days I escaped the worst of it (flooding and power outages) and got to refill my sunshine meter on a trip to Cancun. I’ve never […]

Cat Snuggles

When it’s cold and especially when it’s rainy an intense hermity urge comes over me and I want nothing more than to never have to leave the house again. This is usually combined with inspiration for a hundred craft projects and a desire to eat rich carby meals. Sounds like the perfect life right? I […]

Thanksgiving and Dessert

For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope it was wonderful. Although it’s not a tradition I grew up with, it’s one I’ve eagerly embraced since moving to America. What’s not to love about a 4 day weekend in which you eat lots of food and spend time with those nearest and dearest to […]

Orange Almond Cake with Vanilla Bourbon Mascarpone

Tuesday was my husband’s birthday so I organized a meal out for the 2 of us. I was attending an event that evening so I decided it was a good opportunity to go out near the event and get to know a different part of town a little better. I couldn’t get a reservation for […]

Yosemite

Recently my brother-in-law and his girlfriend came to stay with us so we took the week off work and spent 3 days with them in Yosemite National Park. It’s now the 3rd time we’ve been and each experience has been completely different. Our first visit was in June during a year when snowmelt was late […]