Author: Phyllis

So You Don’t Have The Perfect Kitchen

Me neither!  And no…this is not a photo of our kitchen! Let’s talk reality. We probably won’t have the “great” kitchen unless our lotto numbers come up and we move!  My dad once told me that I cooked wonderful meals without one!  Thanks Dad!  Still… I

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Piano, Piano – aka Slowly, Slowly!

That’s how our kitchen renovation is progressing! One wee step at a time! Good thing we started this process in November! A pricey custom kitchen would be wonderful to have and if this were twenty years ago, would be well

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A Gardener’s Hope

Or, maybe it should be “a hope and a prayer”… The radish seeds I planted are up as of yesterday! I’ve been thinking about the planting of seeds lately. It seems to me that gardeners are people whose glasses are

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Spring Possibilities

Traditions (Is It Easter Yet?)

The coming of spring meant lots of things when I was a little girl. Easter school holidays (hey, it was the 1950’s so it was still called that), were high on my list, not being that keen on school! Then

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A Man and His Bread

Am I glad that we can eat wheat! Otherwise, I would be beyond unhappy about missing out on my friend Chris’ amazing baking. I have been an enormous fan and supporter of Christopher Brown’s many delicious offerings ever since he

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On Small Kitchens

I have been posting about our upcoming kitchen renovation off and on and thought I would “share” just a couple of thoughts! Here’s the thing, our kitchen is what you might call smallish, so I get all annoyed when we

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Celebrating a Milestone!

It’s my husband, Joe’s birthday today! Turning 65 is a rather strange feeling…it was our parents who were 65 not us boomers! Anyway…not a time to get maudlin but a time to celebrate that you’re still here and still young…or

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Basics & Tips

You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

I have been totally consumed by finding recipes and cooking for what feels like forever! Except for a time out to get my Interior Decorating Diploma, I’ve been in love with cooking and baking. The baking thing all started when

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Decisions, Decisions!

  Hot off the presses: kitchen renovation update! Not so small steps towards bringing together the whole project. Last week the final selections were made for the countertop (Caesarstone), backsplash (porcelain tile) and…here’s a big news flash…we have even selected

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Baking Powder Biscuits

Or what every child should be taught to make! I was in grade 7 taking Home Ec for the first time. Our curriculum for the first half of the school year included learning how to make “tea biscuits” and muffins. This turned

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