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Chicken Tikka Masala

With our COVID numbers holding steady here in the province, the government has unsurprisingly extended their provincial health measures. This means another two weeks where I will have nothing but time on my hands. With this extension, I would be lying if I said that this second lock down wasn't starting to get to me.... Continue Reading →

A Time for Reflection.

“Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.”― Siddhartha Gautama One of the most memorable years in a long time... Continue Reading →

Beef and Barley stew

Old man winter has come and settled over us finally. The days are short and my inspirational urges to write, even shorter. The only reasonable way to make it through these long winter months is to make soup and stew, and a lot of it. Beef and barley stew is usually a hit or miss... Continue Reading →

Banana Muffins For the Soul.

I've been stuck at home for the last few days and I tend to get antsy and anxious when this happens. I'm not an emotional eater... but I am an emotional cook and baker. Come to think of it, this is how this whole blog got started. Being stuck at home also has some other... Continue Reading →

Apple Crisp… A Lazy Man’s Pie?

Say, do you remember when I wrote that I would get back to this blog and back to what I was doing in a previous life? Yea, me too. Life however, as I've so spectacularly learned, doesn't go according to plan. Between renovating the new place and starting working again, I haven't had much time... Continue Reading →

Burning that midnight oil

Well it's been what feels like a lifetime since I've written anything here. This blog got very quiet when the world got very dark and that what somewhat intentional. The world and life was very chaotic, and in many ways still is, but there are some ways that we are starting to return to normalcy.... Continue Reading →

No More Boring Chicken (NZD #20)

Lately I've been working on adjusting my diet to better suit my increased activity level as well as my increased age. Along with that, I made a very important decision. I decided that I was worth spending the extra money on chicken for meals during the week. The issue with chicken, at least for myself,... Continue Reading →

Be Mindful (NZD #14)

Do you ever come across a quote, song lyric, or book excerpt, just by chance, in your travels that perfectly describes what is going on in the world or what your thinking or experiencing at that point in time? You have power over your mind, not over outside events. Realize this and you will find... Continue Reading →

Let’s try this again (NZD #13)

Yesterday was a complete and utter failure, to do anything. It's the first day I've had since starting this journey where I didn't manage to do anything towards my goals. In fact, I managed to do the complete opposite. Saturday night I managed to meet up with my sister for a long over due hang... Continue Reading →

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