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Mindful Living

The Afternoon Tea Break

Time moves slowly in Autumn. One of the season’s sweetest gifts is the whispered hush upon our days, a gentle encouragement to practice stillness. I am grateful for the prompting to reserve a few peaceful moments. Oftentimes, I have found  it is the smallest of things which are best in accomplishing this serene pause. And for many years, my favorite has been enjoying a cup of tea.
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Mindful Living

The Golden Light of Autumn

Today marks the Autumnal Equinox, the first official day of the season. Any minute now, the leaves will begin to change colours. Burnt orange, mustard yellow, and wine coloured hues. Nostalgia drapes around the landscape and wood smoke drifts through the brisk air. It’s the season of knitted sweaters and school supplies, new beginnings and faded memories…

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Julia Child’s Pêches Cardinal

“Mastering the Art of French Cooking is just what the title says. It is how to produce really wonderful food –
food that tastes good, looks good, and is a delight to eat. That doesn’t mean it has to be fancy cooking, although it can be as elaborate as you wish. It simply means careful cooking, la cuisine soignée, by people who know what they are doing.”
Julia Child

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Playing House

Dear Reader,

When you step in through the front door, the tea kettle is always boiling, and you can hear the sound of our canary singing. The rooms are filled with antique furniture, china tea cups on the shelves, and books tucked away in every nook and cranny. Each corner holds a memory.  At the center of our hive, the kitchen hums with activity. And the scent of freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies permeates the air… Continue Reading