Archive | November 2014

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Try 31 New Recipes – “Real” Lemon Meringue Pie

It was Tavis’ birthday recently, so I asked him what kind of dessert he might like.  He quickly said lemon meringue pie and it took me a moment to realize he wasn’t kidding… darn it.  I said “Okay” in a way meant to convey the dubiousness of the venture, hoping to passive-aggressively persuade him to change […]

An Empty Garden

It’s a terribly dreary day here as we get our biggest snowfall of the season so far, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to bring a littler greenery back… Gardening season is long over, although for a while there our parsley seemed to be trying its darndest to prove its resiliency through the increasingly cold weather.  We […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Banana, Pineapple and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

It would seem I have no imagination when it comes to choosing breakfast foods lately.  I’m craving warm things, so the other morning I hit up my favourite oatmeal blog The Oatmeal Artist to find inspiration to go along with the pineapple on our counter. What did I find? Though I was most interested in […]

Biker Woes

I miss summer.  It appears winter has finally settled in here (not that I’m complaining… mid-November is a late start, on average) and in recent days I’ve found myself thinking longingly of my bike.  I miss the convenience of hopping on a bike to meet friends or grab groceries or head to/from work.  But that […]

Habit Inertia

The easiest thing to do is keep status quo. Change is hard (duh). Doing anything different is a pain in the butt, and unless it’s forced or I’m particularly motivated, I inevitably choose the path of less resistance. I think that’s human nature. And I’ve been struggling with my nature for the last few weeks. […]