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Good Morning Green Smoothie

Lake Country Green Smoothie - Pear - Cucumber - Spinach - Lemon

I didn’t have some of my favourites on hand this morning, but I was really craving a smoothie. So I had to get a little creative with what was in the fridge, but I came up with this variation of a green smoothie. It was delicious! Spinach is a good energy and mood booster and you don’t even notice it other than the colour. If you haven’t tried greens in your smoothies yet it’s totally worth it. You can start off with just a little and add more as you get comfortable with it. I also add some plant-based protein…

Coffee & Sweaters.. Fall is Here!

Okanagan Lake Country Fall Leaves Photography

Happy first day of Fall! I’m looking forward to all the upcoming hot beverages, warm cozy outfits, delicious baked goods, and beautiful fall colours on the trees. But mostly, I am enjoying the blue skies we’ve been getting since our summer here had many of our days filled with smoke from surrounding forest fires. Plus it’s Friday and the weekend has officially started, so I’m off to celebrate the first day of Fall 2017 with a glass of wine. Specifically Kerner from Gray Monk Estate Winery. If you like a sweet white wine, this is definitely worth the drive to…

Peanut Butter Cookies

Homemade Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies - Okanagan - British Columbia

I don’t bake much in the summer since it’s too hot to turn the oven on, but today was a cool day so it was perfect for getting some gardening done and whipping up a batch of these Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies. There’s something about having all the windows open, fresh cut garden flowers on the counter, and peanut butter cookies baking in the oven that just makes a cold Sunday seem perfect. I’ve been making these since I was a kid using Kraft peanut butter, but I’ve since switched to natural peanut butter so I had to make a few minor changes…

Blueberries & Lemons

Homemade Blueberry Lemon Cake - Lake Country, Okanagan, British

Happy Thursday!! I spent the morning whipping up this super tasty Blueberry Lemon cake since I was in a baking mood. Plus it was a great way to use up the last of the Greek yogurt that was in the fridge. I usually make this into a loaf but I was feeling the square cake pan today so I decided to switch it up a little… not that it affects the taste in any way, lol! :P :D As usual, my love for food and creativity had to blend too, so I fended off the hungry family to get a…

It’s Spring!
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2017 Garden Plan Sheet - Okanagan Lake Country Gardening - Free Garden Planning Template Sheet

I’m so excited for Spring!!! Mainly because my seed order has arrived and that makes me one happy girl! I have seeds leftover from last year but I needed to stock up on a few that I ran out of. I also decided to try a bunch of edible flowers instead of my usual random flower choices. This way I can eat ALL the garden goodies, ha! Gardening has been a learning process, and honestly I just do it by trial and error. I try to keep everything written down each year so I remember what worked and what failed (it happens!). From…