RECIPE: Two sushi appetizers you need in your life

Sushi doesn't have to be intimidating. Try these two easy recipes for Inarizushi and Makizushi and wow guests at your next party. Copycat recipes are a dime a dozen these days. Pinterest is full of creations promising to mimic your favourite restaurant dishes. Hands up if you’ve attempted the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits or… Continue reading RECIPE: Two sushi appetizers you need in your life

What it's really like to live a plastic-conscious lifestyle; and easy ways to make the switch

What you’ll get in today’s post: - a few facts about the plastic crisis and some recycling myths- an interview with my sister-in-law Kiyomi, who works as a fisheries scientist in Nova Scotia- a guide to reducing your plastic use: easy, medium and hard- some recipes for making your own stuff- a directory of local… Continue reading What it's really like to live a plastic-conscious lifestyle; and easy ways to make the switch

Make your own yaki manju: a step-by-step guide

When I first met Evan, we were both living in Yellowknife NT, some 5,000 km away from home in Canada’s subarctic. Periodically, he would receive care packages from his Japanese- Canadian family which contained a variety of delectables I’d never seen or heard of. One of these was homemade yaki manju. If you’ve been fortunate… Continue reading Make your own yaki manju: a step-by-step guide

This Finnish New Year's tradition promises to reveal your fortune in 2020

December is over. Coniferous corpses are starting to appear along the sidewalks. There is no snow this year to cover their nakedness. It’s 11 p.m., just one hour left until glasses are raised, and kisses are shared to celebrate the end of another solar rotation; the end of a decade.  Entering Janus’ month, we stand… Continue reading This Finnish New Year's tradition promises to reveal your fortune in 2020

Book review: Everything is Figureoutable

No matter what you're facing, you have what it takes to figure anything out and become the person you're meant to be.Marie Forleo ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marie Forleo is the 44-year-old, self-proclaimed ‘Jersey Girl’ behind the wildly successful interview-style show MarieTV, the Marie Forleo Podcast and ‘B-School’- an 8-week online course for creatives looking to… Continue reading Book review: Everything is Figureoutable

Thinking about trying a meal subscription? All your HelloFresh questions answered

For the last few months I’ve been trying to come up with ways to reduce our grocery bill and streamline our meals. Because I'm following a mostly-vegetarian diet, with the exception of fish occasionally, and Evan is still very much a carnivore, it can be tricky coming up with dinner ideas we both enjoy. I… Continue reading Thinking about trying a meal subscription? All your HelloFresh questions answered

My New Year's Resolution

He that can have patience, can have what he will.Benjamin Franklin The day I wrote this, I decided to clean and rearrange the living room, put away all the Christmas decorations and make the space more friendly for a soon-to-be-mobile baby. When Cordelia woke up from her nap, it still looked like a bomb went… Continue reading My New Year's Resolution