Online Grocery Shopping

Online grocery shopping has taken off over the last two years. Primarily driven by the pandemic and the need to get groceries and not expose yourself in an enclosed setting for a long period of time. I was not on board with having someone shop for me, what if I get bruised fruits? How would…

As the old year passes….

Today is the last day of the year, a good time to reflect on the old and look with anticipation towards the new. The profound feeling for me when I look back is one of gratitude. It was by no means the best year for me but I am deeply grateful for what I accomplished…

What I love about Christmas

As I wrapped Christmas presents this year, I was surprised at how little time it took! Yes, there are a lot less presents this year and each year they shrink as the people I buy for grow older and prefer a few specific things rather than endless gifts to rip through on Christmas morning. I…

Gratitude; why is it so hard to be Thankful

When I was a child my parents taught me to says thanks after receiving something. They told me it was good manners to say thanks, it was a part of my childhood and something I carried into adulthood. Many of us at that age thought it was a chore to say thanks for everything until…

Best Beet Carrot Cake

As we get into fall there is an abundnace of fruits and vegetables in Ontario. the growing season is short, there is a small window to get crops in the ground in spring. We get the freshest fall fruits and root vegetable in the fall. Apples, pears, grapes, carrots, beets, zucchini, peppers and squash are…

A Fall Afternoon at Forks on the Credit

To see the best fall colours timing is everything, too early there is too much green, too late most of the leaves have fallen and bare trees are all you see. Ontario has some of the best views for changing colours of autumn. A great adventure road trip is a wonderful way to spend a…

Sugar Pot Beach – Rio Nuevo, Jamaica

Jamaica is well known as a beach destination, most people are familiar with the white sand beaches in Negril and the beautiful coastal beaches in Ocho Rios. Jamaicans have their favourite beaches which are sometimes off the beaten track, some of these beaches are more beautiful than the well known ones in the tourist areas….

Tobermory – Bruce Peninsula

The long awaited trip to Bruce Peninsula happened this summer. For a few years now our friends and I had a bucket list of places to visit in Canada, Tobermory, Pelee Island and Prince Edward County were some of the places on the list. Last Summer the pandemic subsided enough for us to visit Prince…

The Sunday Dinner – A Forgotten Ritual

When I was young I remember many Sunday dinners, my mom took time to make a special meal that the family would eat after church. Not that it was an elaborate three course meal, however there was always something on the menu that you would not get during the week. My Sunday dinners in Jamaica…

Fruits and More Fruits in Jamaica

I visited Jamaics a few weeks ago and I was delighted with the fruits in season. There was a feeling of nostalgia to see so many of my favourite fruits available and easy to find. One of the reasons mangoes and sweet sop were so easy to find was my sister Marlene’s friut trees at…