MY NEW LIFE: Three Years Later

Since July 10, 2018, grief has become my constant companion. It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since my husband died. Some days it feels like yesterday that I was plunged into navigating a new life daily without my lover, my confidante, my best friend, a great bonus dad, a cherished Baba (grandfather) and so much more. Some days it feels like years … Continue reading MY NEW LIFE: Three Years Later

Italian Flavour Bomb

Italian food is love in every bite, comprised of fresh ingredients created into simplistic delicious dishes. The tastiest Italian meals are not fussy or fancy. They are created with passion while sipping a glass of wine in a kitchen filled with the acoustics of Nona’s wooden spoon, pot-stirring, and music. As with most of the Italian recipes I post, the following recipe (Rappini con Pasta) … Continue reading Italian Flavour Bomb

Italian for dinner – CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Chicken cacciatore is a classic Italian comfort dish. As with most Italian dishes, each family has its own version of sauce, pasta dishes, and desserts that are passed down from generation to generation. As the recipe is passed down, some family members (meaning me), and at times (meaning me, most of the time) the family member will tweak and put their own spin on the dish. … Continue reading Italian for dinner – CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Widowhood–Navigating the emotional minefield on Valentine’s Day

After my beloved husband died in 2018, I knew that the days ahead, navigating through this new life I never wanted, would be challenging. Inevitably I encountered emotional landmines, especially during the holidays, riding a roller coaster of triggered anxiety and depression. Even something simple as grocery shopping and spotting a carton of orange sherbet—his favourite dessert—swallowed me whole with a fresh wave of grief. … Continue reading Widowhood–Navigating the emotional minefield on Valentine’s Day

When you buy too much Greek Yogurt. . .

The other day, while performing my weekly clean-out-the-fridge task, I noticed I still had two full cartons of Greek Yogurt which I hadn’t opened and they were about to expire. Instead of devouring the yogurt with the addition of Nutella (which by the way tastes like chocolate pudding) I decided to put my own spin on the two-ingredient bagel recipe which I could then freeze … Continue reading When you buy too much Greek Yogurt. . .