Happy Easter!


So, what are you cooking? Ham? Turkey? Lamb? Or are you just going out for sushi?

Maple-glazed ham graced our Easter table.

Although there are many main course options, there’s one thing we can all agree upon—Chocolate. My teenagers demonstrated a willing suspension of disbelief in the Easter Bunny, because you’re never too old for Easter Smarties.


I made an Easter bread this long weekend using the Hot Cross Bun recipe from Butter Celebrates


It’s delicious and we’ve been nibbling on it all day since breakfast. Every time I pass by the cutting board, it’s spicy scent beckons. Tea always needs a little something on the side.


Like a good book. I’ve been dipping into Iris Apfel’s new, The Accidental Icon. (Review coming soon.)


I’ve also been doing some—well vintage fashion renovations, I think would be an apt term— using a seam ripper, not a sewing machine. I turned a dress into a tunic, and a velvet lounger (with mink cuffs!!) into a duster coat. Plus a couple of upgrades that involved a lot of buttons. (Post coming).


Easter wine was a winner.

Nabbed a bottle of the 2012:

Aromas of spices, pepper and black cherries. On the palate this wine is powerful, firm, elegant and ethereal.

~ Winemaker Notes

Wine Spectator: 93 PTS / Robert Parker 93 PTS / Wine &Spirits 92 PTS / Wine Enthusiast 90 PTS

Nebbiolo is one of the greatest red grape varieties, and this barbaresco demonstrates its haunting, hunger-inducing and age-worthy character beautifully while being simply the best fine-wine deal out there.

~  Michaela Morris, The $100 Wine ChallengeVancouver Magazine, January, 2018

Produttori del Barbaresco DOCGItaly, $43In BC 


Hope your holiday was happy.

Bring on Spring.


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