Nov 23, 2011

If you don't love cabbage, you will now!

Here is a super simple, inexpensive and DELICIOUS recipe for you!  This turned my cabbage hating husband into a real fan of this cheap, fall staple!  I'll often make this as a side to a nice grilled steak and we usually devour the cabbage first - and we are serious steak I'm just saying - this is pretty darn good!

Roasted Cabbage Wedges

*One small green cabbage or half of one large cabbage
*Olive oil
*Kosher salt

*Pepper (optional)
*One lemon (or lemon juice, but fresh lemon is best)

Cut cabbage into wedges, keeping the core intact.  Should make about eight wedges.

Brush both sides with olive oil, (or use an oil mister if you have one) then and salt and pepper to taste.

Arrange onto a baking sheet laying each wedge on its side.
Roast, turn the wedges over half way, in pre-heated oven at 450
for 25-35 minutes, or until the edges are crispy and brown.
Remove from oven and squeeze lemon over wedges.  Serve and enjoy!

It may not look like much but the taste is fantastic and every time I serve this, people can't believe how simple yet tasty it is!

Well, we've finally gotten the first snow fall of the season, it's so pretty - makes me want to put up our tree, wrap presents, make Christmas cards, bake, snuggle with the kids....and well, all those things that fresh, Christmassy snow will make you want to do.  So I think I shall do at least the last two things mention there - bake something good and snuggle a couple of cuties.... that is, before they drag me out into this winter wonderland!

NOTE: so I was just checking over some things on my blog when I noticed I had posted this recipe before, like over a year ago,'s just that good.  Anyways....try it, I'm sure you will love it!  I'm totally making it for supper tonight! ;)


Nov 16, 2011

Fabulous Fall Photos

Hey y'all.

I did it - finally finished!! Finished photo editing for the season! Yippee!!!!  It been busy these last few weeks but it's all behind me and I can now, truly, focus on the glorious season ahead - Christmas!

Sorry to my American readers, you still have Thanksgiving to celebrate, but I can't wait!  I'm getting the Christmas itch and me thinks the boxes of decorations shall be released from our basement later this week.


If you care to check out any of my photography work and even some art (though that's sadly being neglected as of late) you can see it all here on my site: - yes, shameless plug, especially before Christmas -but a girl likes to do her craft and think, unique Christmas gifts anyone?!?!?   I'm just saying....


Since I have been so busy, I now have a visual feast of colour to catch up on for all of you.  Our season of fall seemed to peak over night and was gone in a weekend.  It was quite sad!  I had great plans of locations to visit and photograph with my 'new' camera this year but never got the opportunity.  But we were out for a walk the other day and I looked hard and did find some gorgeous colour to share with you - I did promise to keep up on my Spectrum of Light photos and help, not only you but me, to see the colour in the everyday!

It's now quite bleak around here, hence the need, desire to pull out the Christmas decorations but strangely enough it's been quite warm for our part of the globe - not that I'm complaining!  So even though the trees are bare and the days are getting darker - there is ample time to meander through leaf litter lawns and play in pretty parks due to our unbelievably warm weather!

This little grouping of colourful chairs made me smile!  A nod to summer past, of friends and family, good laughs and good food and to the stand that winter is not here yet and we shall enjoy each outdoor moment until it does arrive - that's how we do it in the North!  At least that's what I got from seeing these....or it could just be that they are like me and haven't gotten around to packing away the lawn furniture.....either or!

I love warty pumpkins!

And though nature is absolutely beautiful, man has made some pretty cool looking things too....

...especially when it's combined with beautiful scenery!   Though I am blown away by all the wires in this photo - I didn't really notice them when I took the picture but now I see them - the juxtaposition of this photo is something all of it's self!   Either way, that's one pretty tree and one lovely house!

More pretty!

And some kid cuteness! ;)

I love fall SO much, it's such a beautiful, colourful, perfect weatherful, time of year!

I am always amazed by the beauty God has created in this world - hard to imagine what Heaven will be like, if it is to be greater that what I see all around me.

 But thankfully God has a much better imagination then me!



Nov 3, 2011


Okay, so I've been a little absent as of late.  I'm keeping busy but here are three truths to why I haven't been blogging for the past couple of weeks.

1.  I'm kinda behind on photo editing for my last (three) shoots so I have been working on those over blogging.

2.  I've been really tired lately, got a cold, it morphed into the flu (or something like that) and now back to a whine, whine, blah, blah - but it kinda steals the creativity out of me, not to mention my energy! :P

3.  I'm trying to relinquish my complete slight addiction to all things computer.  So that means, way, way less time on the computer - to the point now that there are days I don't even turn it on.  This may not sound like a big step for some of you, but for me it is! How sad eh!?! Anyways, it's going well.

I know that I spend too much time on the computer and online so I thought about where my husband and I hope to go with our family (Lord willing) with the idea (and you all know how we are such dreamers so don't put too much stalk into any of this, just bare with me! ) that someday we would like to have a small hobby farm, that I realized I would have even less time to be all up on the world of Facebook and the likes.  I just see that I'm not really interested in all the social mess it is and find that I don't need to check it every hour day. 

I also want to be grateful for the time given.  I've been thinking about this a lot lately and the point was driven to heart this previous week. We heard devastating news in church this past Sunday.  One of our members and a fast growing friend of ours, was diagnosed with ALS.  You can read more about that here. Just know that people who are diagnosed with ALS, usually only live 2 -5 years after the diagnosis. He's young, only mid 40's, with a lovely wife and two teenage daughters.  He is also a fairly new Christian, which is a blessing - but also heart breaking as he has such a passion for God and doing His work.  Pray please.

My husband and I have known for a while, but it was really hard to hear it out loud in front of everyone, making it more real and driving home the point that none of us know how long we have.

How long we have to be surrounded with the ones we love, to enjoy the beauty of the world around us, to spread God's love, to enjoy homemade goodies,  to enjoy all things, big and small.  And though going to be in the glory of our Lord is the ultimate home and place of joy - we can't help but want to linger here on this earth.  Originally there was to be no death and so even though I know that this man's destination is far greater then this place, it still pains me.

So in realizing how ones life is so precious I have been trying to fill my time with more - more love, more family, more of God, more nature, more resting, more doing, more reading, more simple things.

I still plan on blogging and keeping up with the blogs I read but I just know that God wants me to have less in my life so that I can do more.

I know that time management has always been a struggle of mine and now I see it's also something God wants me to really work on.  I want to enjoy each day, (with a cold or not) each moment and feel the blessing of time.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-16



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