zero waste in the kitchen

The kitchen is a place that we spend a lot of our time and also a place that can create a lot of waste. Some of this waste should be headed straight to the compost from your food scraps, but a lot of packaging, plastic, and containers can make their way in (and out) of…

a week of eating – how I use my weekly veggie box

In my efforts to shop more locally and also to reduce waste and get more veggies into my diet, I started getting a local CSA (or community sourced agriculture) box from a farm called Crisp Organics. Every week we get a box full of fresh veggies (and sometimes fruit) and I love knowing exactly where…

how i meal plan

When life is getting crazy and I don’t feel like I have any moments for anything (see more in my post from last week about feeling burnt out) one thing that really helps is having a plan for dinner. Due to our schedules my husband cooks most weekdays as I don’t get in the door…

fall bucket list (and summer check in)

Happy first day of fall everyone! Just like I wrote at the beginning of summer I am putting together a list of things that I want to accomplish over the upcoming fall months. Though where I live involves a lot of rain in fall (and winter, and spring) there are always a few nice days…

how I learned to love cooking

Growing up I never cooked. Time and time again my mom would try to get me in the kitchen to make dinner for the family and while I did when I had to, I never volunteered or really enjoyed doing it (sorry mom!). When I moved out and got married however I suddenly became the…

my favourite dessert recipes

Now I don’t mean to brag, but I can make a mean dessert. There is just something so comforting about getting into the kitchen, bringing out my baking supplies and creating something magical. I love when people get excited to try my baking and making people smile when they take a bite. Baking is one…