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Berry Lavender Applesauce

We have all these terms for groups of animals. A grumble of pugs. A wreck of seabirds. A bed of oysters. A wisdom of wombats. A pride of peacocks. All of these, singular terms to quantify (simply) the wild creatures that surround us. Here’s my question: what might we call the throngs of feral thoughts…

Smoothie Bowls, For Sharing

Please bear in mind as I write this that the cutesie idea I have for shared smoothie bowls (just in time for Valentine’s Day, naturally) did not spawn from any romantic gestures on my part. I’m afraid that, between Daniel and I, I feel more like I am the lucky one. See, Dan is the…

Matcha Mango Berry Smoothie

I have found that most decisions meet the qualifications for one of two classifications: easy, or difficult. There really isn’t an in-between. For example, if you come to a standstill wondering whether or not to wear your favorite socks today, the answer is probably a quick, fluid, resounding, “Yes!” Now, big, important life changes, on…

Iced Coffee Sangria

My mother told me recently that my grandmother’s favorite time of day, without a doubt, was early morning. It wasn’t necessarily the waking up, but the quiet. She’d tiptoe around the house in her slip with rollers in her hair, sipping all the while at her fresh cup of coffee in a Tim Horton’s mug.…

Watermelon with Rosewater and Mint

You should know that this is not a recipe. Usually, I am adamant about the fact that I don’t like my recipes changed. I mean, do as you will, but I have usually written a recipe a certain way because I have, with the assistance of trial and error, found that that is the way…