Monthly Archives: April 2011

Our South West Road Trip – Monument Valley

We’ve just returned from a three-week road trip through the American south-west and I was absolutely fascinated with what I saw … fifteen-hundred pictures of fascination, which I’m now pleasantly sorting through. Here’s one of my favourites, our approach to Monument Valley, taken as I darted out in … Continue reading

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The New Rules for Pairing Food and Wine

Are you stuck in a red-wine/white-wine rut? Do you ever wonder sometimes why your favourite wine doesn’t taste the same when you eat certain foods? Marnie Old, who writes for Fine Cooking magazine, provided a few ahaa… moments for me in her recent … Continue reading

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Bird Watching Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – Cormorants at Coracle Cove

We continue to have periodic visits from these majestic birds throughout the year, and can often see them perched on our dock with their wings outstretched. Most studies suggest that Cormorants spread their wings simply to dry them, although some … Continue reading

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Sechelt Farmers & Artisans Market – Part 2

I was back at the Sechelt Market today, this time to focus on some of our talented artisans. The Sunshine Coast has one of the highest per-capita populations of artists in Canada, and several of them are set up every Saturday … Continue reading

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BRANana Bread

Do you have a sweet tooth? At times like this, when I’m in front of my computer with work to do, I love something sweet to go with my double latte. Lately, however, I’ve been a little more conscious of what … Continue reading

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Bird Watching Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – Eagles return to Coracle Cove

There’s been a lot of eagle activity in the past couple of weeks. We start hearing them at dawn, early in the morning and they are often still present well after dusk. Eagles are not migratory. They are here year-round, moving only … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Yoga by the Sea

Last weekend Sheila and I were invited to a special evening event at our yoga studio to join in celebrating their five-year anniversary.   Yoga by the Sea was founded by Lyne Lantaigne and Marney Coulter in  2006. Originally a one room yoga … Continue reading

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Thanks to Sechelt Farmers Market for a great Spring-time Sunday dinner

Here’s another sign of Spring – the first day of the Sechelt Farmers Market. I’ve been watching the calendar for the past few weeks, anxiously waiting for this day to arrive.  I have a cold frame and if I can find … Continue reading

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