A Pledge to Meditation.

Picture via The Darjeeling Limited.

“I pledge to practice living in the moment.” My third pledge for 2013 was aimed to help me step out of my busy mind, breathe more, think less, and maybe try meditating… Since I work in a yoga studio, meditation isn’t some foreign concept to me, but it’s also not something I regularly practise. Having… Continue Reading

Trees, Trucks, and Strawberries.

Strawberries. ©LaurenBurkitt

I’ve been a little behind on posting lately. Things have been busy around here for sure, but that’s not the real reason. My excuse for not staying inside to write is the same excuse every other person living in Vancouver is using right now: sunshine. Four full days in a row, and with the sunshine… Continue Reading

For the love of MASON JARS.

The Mason jar (also known as the Ball jar or glass canning jar) was invented in 1858 by John Landis Mason to can and preserve food. The jar was made with a shoulder-seal and a zinc screw cap. The top of the glass had a threaded neck which fit the threads in the metal cap to screw… Continue Reading

Vacation Photos: Italy 2011.

“I’d heard how wonderful the food was. How different the tomatoes taste, and how fresh the cheese. But I wasn’t prepared for backyards of oranges, roadsides of arugula, or gardens tucked amidst olive groves. I hadn’t thought of the seafood.” -Nikole Herriott. Italy 2011. These pictures are old, but I still wanted to share them with… Continue Reading