605 Collective…seeks to defy gravity in NYC

605 Collective…seeks to defy gravity in NYC

605 Collective is an amazing Vancouver-based contemporary dance company. They are currently fundraising to do a NYC tour. Click HERE to view the video on their Indiegogo page and you’ll see what I mean about amazing. I first had the privilege of meeting Lisa Gelley-Martin…

Sundays are for cooking (well this Sunday is)

Sundays are for cooking (well this Sunday is)

My daughter has recently taken an interest in trying new recipes…or to be more precise, finding new recipes for me to try. Today I made the Cauliflower Breadsticks she found on Tumblr which are from the delightful Mama Grubbs Grub blog. You can find the…

Holiday Cookie 4 (Christmas Tree Cookies)

Holiday Cookie 4 (Christmas Tree Cookies)

These are my friend Laura’s famous Christmas Tree Cookies. I forgot to write out the recipe and in truth they are super fiddley to make (even Laura says so). They are basically a linzer cookie (hazelnut cookie) filled with raspberry jam. I don’t know that…

Great Food Blog: Love & Lemons

Great Food Blog: Love & Lemons

My friend Tracy Rowand is the beauty and brains behind A Taste to Savour catering here in Vancouver. Recently, she’s embarked on a gluten free adventure and has been posting recipes. One of them was for polenta with mushrooms that looked absolutely incredible – of…

New Logo – Thank you Cintia Stela

New Logo – Thank you Cintia Stela

A big thank you to my friend and former colleague Cintia Stela of Stela Creative Services for doing a wonderful job on the logo for the blog. The inspiration for the logo came from the picture above which depicts SPARTs program dancers from Vancouver’s Dance…

Patch in to Fresh Herbs Throughout the Year

Patch in to Fresh Herbs Throughout the Year

There’s no easier way to reduce the need for mucho salt, sugar and oil than introducing fresh herbs into your cooking. But wait you say…1) I have no garden or 2) It’s October and my garden is pretty much done. Have you got a windowsill?…

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

As part of the contemporary program at Dance Co. contemporary dance teacher Lisa Gelley had the brilliant idea of having the SPARTs kids attend a series of dance performances being presented by Dance House. On September 28  they went to see Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.…