Love and Mashed Potatoes

You know how something happens, how you experience something or learn something, and you realize that nothing will ever be the same again? You realize that moment will forever separate time into the category of ‘before’ and ‘after’? That happened to me last week. My older two boys had an afternoon Volleyball game and I…Read more »

I Still Do

Many years ago today we committed our lives to each other. The decision was based somewhat on emotion; we were in love.  It was based mostly on naiveté; we really knew very little of each other and what we were getting ourselves into.  It was based completely on the fact we wanted to spend the rest…Read more »

I Have Kids. They Go to School.

It’s September. ‘Back to School’ season is upon us, and for those on social media, it can be a daunting time. Beautiful children in new outfits line my facebook feed. They sport backpacks and hold chalkboards or fingers indicating what grade they are entering. Pictures of sandwiches shaped like butterflies, homemade healthy snacks, and fruit…Read more »

I am spending the summer holidays preparing for our fall study on Revelation. I read the letters to the seven churches, noting the commendations, condemnations and promises to overcomers.  Meanwhile my seven year old works on his letters.  Belching them.  Do I commend him for thoughtfully burping letter sequences which form words?  Do I condemn…Read more »

Letter to a Young Woman

You stand on the precipice of change and the world stretches big before you.  You are preparing to step off the ledge.  Before you step – look.  Look in. Look around. Look up. You are beautiful; but sometimes you won’t feel this way.  Sometimes beauty is hard to find.  Look anyway.  Seek it out in…Read more »

Tender Chicken Alfredo

This dish is a favourite with my kids – and that, my friends, makes it a winner!  Tender Chicken Alfredo Total Time: less than 60 mins   Prep: 15 mins   Cook: 30 mins  Serves: 4 Ingredients Splash of olive oil 1/2 c prosciutto 2 chicken breasts, roughly chopped 300g dry pasta (such as penne) 1/2 c unsalted butter 1 shallot, minced (or…Read more »

Baked Salmon and Candied Brussell Sprouts

Recipe Monday brought to you on a Tuesday.  Because sometimes, that’s just how life goes. Baked Parchment Paper Salmon Total Time: less than 45 mins  Prep: 15 mins  Cook: 20-30 mins  Serves: 4 Ingredients: Parchment paper Splash of olive oil 2 (6oz) fillets salmon Fresh ground salt and pepper for seasoning 3/4 c seasoned bread crumbs 1 lemon, sliced rounds Approx. 10 thin…Read more »