Managing Our Shallow Soil

  When we looked at our property we asked if the previous owners had gardened at all. They said that the original owners had a big vegetable patch in the back at some point so we assumed that we would be able to plant easily. It was not until the snow melted and we were... Continue Reading →

Winter is coming and we will be ready!!

The summer has flown by at an unbelievable speed. It has already been five months since we moved into the house and it still feels like we haven't quite gotten our feet underneath us. The to do list is always growing and life has a funny way of throwing up unexpected obstacles. None the less... Continue Reading →

Mushroom Hunting!!

Toby and I spent the last week in Cleveland Ohio for the 9th Gay Games. It was a spectacular event! Toby's volleyball team, Juicy fruits, received the bronze medal in the B division. We had a great week with the wonderful people on team Ottawa. I can't wait for the next one in France! We... Continue Reading →

Your Feet Need Love Too!!

This week I was teaching a Yoga Tune Up® class and was inspired to focus on the feet. I started the class by having everyone move to a wall and stand against it to evaluate our natural posture. We then tested our forward folds. I had the students work through a variety of exercises focused on... Continue Reading →

Homemade Butter Chicken

For a few weeks now Toby has been asking if I could make butter chicken for supper. I really don't have a lot of experience with cooking Indian food (excluding of course a simple curry or two) and was a bit nervous to try. I really needn't have been nervous for this meal at all,... Continue Reading →

Creating a Community through Sports

Today as I was driving home from the feed store I was listening to CBC radio 1 as they asked people "Do you think sports bring people together or cause a divide?". The responses were very interesting, most leaning towards the creation of community through sports but there were also some interesting points to be... Continue Reading →

Flour Water Salt Yeast

The Book for Beginners and Practiced Bakers   I purchased this book a few weeks ago and have only great things to say about it! I have made 4 recipes so far and each one has been relatively simple and absolutely delicious. If you are interested in baking your own bread but don't know where... Continue Reading →

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