house sitting

The baby cockroaches are kind of cute

Things I never thought I’d say Any good house sitter knows that to have an enjoyable experience, you need to be adaptable. As we mentioned in an earlier post, we’ve learned tons since we’ve started to house sit; about ourselves, life and how other people live. And yes, I really did say that baby cockroaches are cute. So here [...]


365 Project 2014 – week 42

The river, the ocean and the forest We spent the week exploring the forests, spending time on the river and staring out at the ocean. Just another week in Qualicum Beach.  You can see all photos here. How did you spend your week?

Pulo Cuisine

Pulo Recipe Challenge – CAESAR SALAD

Pulo Cuisine As a chef, Tim is not too keen on using pre packaged sauces and marinades but once in a while a product will come along that actually impresses him. Winners of the 2012 Retail Council of Canada’s annual Grand Prix New Product Awards, Pulo products are a great way for the home cook [...]

week 41

365 Project 2014 – week 41

Foraging, Thanksgiving and the island This week we found our first mushroom of the season, a cauliflower mushroom, celebrated Thanksgiving with friends old and new and took off for Vancouver Island where we’ll be for the next month. You can see all photos here. How did you spend your week?


Haleakala in Black & White

The crater Maui’s Haleakala crater covers almost 75 percent of the island. Temperatures can get very cold and the wind unrelenting at the top but the views are astounding, something reminiscent of a science fiction novel. Cinder cones of different colours and textures and a vastness that’s difficult to get your head around let alone [...]

365 Project 2014 - week 40

365 Project 2014 – week 40

Mushrooms, kitties and friends We spent much of the week catching up with friends, playing with cats and walking the forest in search of mushrooms. You can see all photos here. How did you spend your week?


How To Start A Blog

Whether you want to blog as a hobby or as a business don’t wait. If you have a good subject (people love reading about food, travel, cocktails, gardening, etc…) and a plan, put it into action. It takes no time at all to set up. What takes effort is creating content and keeping at it even [...]

Ku tiki

Tiki Tau

Damn you Bobby Brady On our first trip to Maui there were two things that I just had to bring back home, one was an ukulele and the other was a tiki. Blame television and that crazy Brady Bunch for instigating an enfatuation with tikis. Damn you Bobby Brady! Our first visit to Lahaina revealed that I [...]