Monday mood – there was cake, and I have regrets

It’s Monday morning (again, how does that keep happening?) and I just choked on my first sip of my coffee. I think it might be ‘one of those days’. It’s dark outside for this time of day and a little chilly. But the nice thing is that the days are getting a little longer and…

Home Living: my indoor garden project #1

In an effort to save money for my food budget, I’ve started a small indoor herb and plant garden. I love using fresh herbs in my recipes, and so growing these ingredients just make sense for the long-run. I turned to gardening channels on YouTube and TikTok to learn about what herbs and plants could…

Thanksgiving meal planning for singles – treat yourself!

October 9 marks our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Our family is planning a small dinner – don’t worry. We’re all vaxxed so it’s completely safe. We went nearly a year without seeing each other during the pandemic, and we’re so happy that we’re able to get together again. As a single person who loves…

Saturday coffee thoughts: isolation life and combating loneliness

It’s a chilly and cloudy Saturday morning here in Alberta and I think we might see some rain today. I’ve got the windows open to let some fresh air in and it definitely feels like fall. They’re calling for frost this week and I’m so not ready for that. The huge tree outside my window…

We’re back in isolation … again.

I wasn’t going to write today but after a provincial announcement yesterday, I’m livid and heartbroken. We’re entering into another “lockdown” so to speak. But not really. The rules are murky at best. People are confused. There’s a lot of panic going around today about getting vaccine passports and such. All I want to say…

Roasted chicken and vegetables

I’ve been craving roasted chicken lately and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s comfort food. Or maybe it’s because I’m eating healthier and clean foods these days. Yesterday was a dark and dreary day and I decided to whip up some comfort food . Roasted chicken with whatever vegetables I had on hand. Preparation for…

Hearty beef and vegetable stew

It’s Thursday night as I’m writing this out. What a productive day it has been. The weather was perfect for doing some work in the kitchen. So in between cleaning the bathrooms and organizing my bedroom, I decided that today would be a great day to make a hearty stew. This blog has gone through…

I’ve got a case of the midweek blues

Just a short daily diary post today. I’m tired and my shoulder is still dislocated. I’m not sure if it’s actually popped out of joint fully, but it’s hanging limp and hurts a lot. I think it probably just shifted out of place slightly. It takes a few days for it to pop back into…

Low effort creamy chicken penne

Like the title says, this recipe was really low effort but it turned out to be one of the best meals I’ve cooked this summer. I find it difficult to cook hot meals in the summer heat, but the weather has turned and it’s like fall right now. Cooler days, and chilly evenings – which…