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The Dutch have a special word to describe “cosiness”, “comfort”, but it’s also something that goes a little beyond that. “Gezellig”. Pronounced correctly, it kinda sounds like you’re clearing your throat, but this blog explores its meaning by documenting experiences that make life richer and deeper; through food, family, and the making of a home.

Girl about O-Town

by amanda on February 28, 2014

With hubby about to (re)launch his market vegetable farm this year, I’m reminded of the year that he did something similar in Ottawa, back in 2008. At the time, he was between high-tech employment, and wanted to confirm whether his dreams of being a farmer were just that, or something more.

At the same time, I was working with a great client who was just about to launch a lifestyle blog for professional women with an Ottawa focus. She too, was looking to break from her desk job and pursue interests that really captured her spirit.

Katharine Cornfield

She was equally interested in our story, specifically how two people trained in engineering could diverge so completely from that path, and so one of her first pieces was to interview us! Probably the closest I’ll ever get to real “fame”…


That year hubby was convinced that farming was the way to go, but our altered life plans (namely, relocating to Southwestern Ontario and having a third child) forced him to delay things. This year he will wait no more.



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