the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: May 2016

You Can Make It Yourself: Hummus

You Can Make It Yourself: Hummus

The fresh young vegetables are overflowing at the market. A bit of hummus to making snacking healthy, delicious, and enticing. INGREDIENTS 4 TBS. olive oil, plus more for serving 4 TBS. fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tbsp tahini 1 large can of […]

The Misery of Migraines

The Misery of Migraines

My blog has been silent for the past few days. I wish I could say I was away – vacationing in the south of France or the Italian countryside – but alas, no; I was in bed with a cold compress on my forehead, battling […]

LinkLovin’

LinkLovin’

GONE FISHING INDEED. WHEN TELEGRAPH WINE CRITIC VICTORIA MOORE STOPS DRINKING AND STARTS SPITTING WE CAN ONLY ASSUME SHE’S HAVING A BABY. WE WERE RIGHT, SHE DID. (Link) CONGRATULATIONS VICTORIA!  FINALLY A CAMERA BAG SO STYLISH YOU’LL WANT TO CARRY IT EVERYWHERE (Link) THE FRENCH GIRL’S […]

The Luxury of Linen

The Luxury of Linen

Linen is one of nature’s little luxuries. HISTORY Made from the linseed (or flax) plant, the history of linen dates back thousands of years. Linen textiles are some of the oldest in the world – used for table coverings, bed coverings, and clothing. Linen was first produced […]

Hydration

Hydration

Sometimes we need a little inspiration to drink more water during our day. This “recipe” can be adapted to your tastes and mood. Lime works; so does mint; if you have fresh cucumber it’s refreshingly spa-like; strawberries are nice, too. Enjoy. INGREDIENTS 1 elegant wine decanter 1 Lemon, […]

The Kitchen Sword

The Kitchen Sword

Kitchen trends come and go; one moment a spiralizer is the It kitchen gadget, the next it’s relegated to the back of the cupboard with the yoghurt maker and the juicer. Nigella Lawson once wrote that she used to troll the internet late at night buying kitchen gadgets […]

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

We are celebrating the Victoria Day long-weekend in Canada. Queen Victoria was the first Queen of Canada, sitting on the throne when this country was founded in 1867. Victoria, British Columbia is named after her, as is the capital of Saskatchewan – Regina. It’s the official start of […]

Winning Sips

Winning Sips

One new and one old favourite making the rounds at cocktail hour at our house. These two spirits were both gold medal winners in the inaugural Vancouver International Spirits Competition–the Best Gin and the Best Vodka. Long Table London Dry Gin is a blend of eight botanicals and was lauded as … complex […]

Lash Out

Lash Out

From mascara to false eyelashes plus every beauty enhancement in between, women will go to great lengths for full, fluttery lashes. Eyelashes are not just aesthetically alluring, they also have an important physiological function: to protect the eye. Eyelashes keep out debris and dust and since they are highly sensitive, […]

Drive In Style

Drive In Style

I have only recently started driving again after a long hiatus. I was one of those teens who got their license practically as soon as I turned 16. I loved driving my little white Toyota Tercel as a university student and made many many trips […]