Nurturing our roots and relishing life

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Lime-Braised Asparagus

Lime-Braised Asparagus

The longer I’m on this healing journey of mine, or maybe it’s just the older and wiser I get (lol), the more I appreciate the seasonality of life. When you take the time to slow down and appreciate things, when they happen, why they happen, […]

Mint Chip Shamrock Shake

Mint Chip Shamrock Shake

Shamrock shake recipes seem to be a right of passage for any food blogger, especially this time of year. Honestly, I have never had the McDonald’s version of the Shamrock Shake, so I have nothing to compare that way.  I can only imagine it is […]

DIY Carob Chips

DIY Carob Chips

So it has been a few years now since I’ve had the joy of chocolate chips in my life.  In fact, I think my husband “martyred” himself by finishing off the last of the ones we had in the house just so they wouldn’t tempt […]

Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

This Saturday, January 6, we will gathered in our home to celebrate Christmas as we do every year at this time. My ancestors were Ukrainian immigrants instrumental in settling western Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century.  They came from humble means to […]

Golden Glazed Beets

Golden Glazed Beets

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. This past summer, I had the pleasure of diving head first into the Red Deer community gardening scene.  And […]

Your Great-Grandmother’s Gatorade

Your Great-Grandmother’s Gatorade

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. We have had a very hot, dry summer here in Central Alberta this year.  Hot and dry enough that […]

When Reintroductions Go Right (and a recipe)

When Reintroductions Go Right (and a recipe)

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Nothing says summer like a frosty margarita, complete with fresh-squeezed lime juice.   There’s just something about the sweet […]

Ginger-Orange Water Kefir

Ginger-Orange Water Kefir

Lemons and I don’t get along. At all. Not even a little bit. I suppose we can tolerate being in the same room, and I do use lemon essential oil in some of my cleaning products.  But that’s it!

Greek Shrimp Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Greek Shrimp Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Before I went AIP, I always ate my salads and fresh veggies with a healthy helping of creamy dressing, […]

Hot Coco

Hot Coco

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase, which helps keep this site running and supports my horse habit! Fall is once again upon us, and, with (Canadian) Thanksgiving […]