The African Queen

A pure fruit infusion of hibiscus petals, rosehips chips, dried apple, strawberry and currants, calendula and cornflower petals.

If only there was a Tea Emporium in Sarnia. 


Canning rewards

We are opening the fruits of my labour tonight: a jar of homemade bread and butter pickles. I bought the canning cukes at the Sarnia Farmers' Market back in the fall and attempted to preserve for the first time. Lip-smacking good.


Pasta factory

A cold Monday night spent filling won ton wrappers with butternut squash - ground almond - parmesan. 30 hand-pressed raviolis to be cooked tomorrow night post-yoga. Thanks LCBO and Lucy Waverman.


Canadian, eh?

I'm a sucker for (almost) anything Canadiana. The crisp blue sky punches out the red of the flag. (This flag was snapped down along the St. Clair River). 


Yogic bliss

A nugget of happiness and beauty in Sarnia: Stefani Hoyt-Walterhouse's yoga classes. It was my second visit to her Bright Street yoga studio and home (powered by Bullfrog I might add) and she once again blew me away with the small personal touches she adds to each of her classes.

The first time she placed blankets over each student during the closing relaxation (classes are kept at a minimum of eight students).

But this week, she massaged lavender oil into our temples and briefly massaged our necks while we hung out in supported shoulder stand! You've got to be kidding me! I was completely blissed out and couldn't help but smile.

Stef's approach: "I try to love every student that walks into my studio."

Keep the love flowing Stef. I'll take as much as you've got to give.


Goal: Cross-country ski at least twice a month.

It's been snowing for nearly 48-hours and I can't get enough of it; a true January baby. Before noon, we strapped on our skis and explored a small section of the Bluewater Trails.