Welcome to our dinner table, a place where we share life’s simple pleasures and, fill our souls with comforting foods and imagine what great things will come tomorrow.
My husband Michael and I live in small town Alberta, Canada with our four children, our bookend boys and two girls. Growing up on opposite ends of the country, Michael and I finding one another was truly a miracle. Because of this we do a lot of our parenting without that natural village, but we have managed to find some amazing villagers along the way.
I grew up on the east coast of Canada, in a small city always believing that I would live in a big city one day. Never would I have imagined myself living in a small town with one grocery store and 3 traffic lights, but that is exactly where I have found myself today.
I love jumping into projects, and often get in over my head, but so always come out the other end a little wiser and rarely worse for ware.
I love being I nature with my kids, whether it’s gardening in our backyard or snowshoeing a local forest or hiking the Canadian Rockies I am always ready to pack up the kids and see what Mother Nature has in store for us. In 2020 we started a weekly tradition of exploring local forests for what we call Forest Fridays and these adventures have been a light in our lives… even if they don’t always happen on a Friday.
The kitchen is my safe space. As soon as I could move I could be found in the cupboards mixing and making, and nothing has really changed about me in that respect except that I now follow a recipe… sometimes. My kitchen counter almost always has a thin layer of flour on them from sourdough kneading or from afternoon snack cookie baking with the kids.
I am a huge believer that food can heal the soul and the body when made from scratch, with whole foods and a whole lot of love. Almost anything can be fixed with a hot cup of coffee and something warm with butter on it.
Five Fun Facts About Me
All have birthdays in consecutive months last exactly 4 months. This is what we now call Birthday season and what has lead my sister to say is proof I am particular and organized… I don’t see it lol
I love shoes, but prefer life barefoot
Traditional natural remedies paired with modern innovation is my jam, and almost always have an oil for that.
I grew up dancing ballet and at one point in high school spent more time in the studio than at home or school. You can still find me today busting out a fouetté in the kitchen when no one’s watching.
Alliteration sparks joy in me, always
Thank you so much for joining us at our dinner table!
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