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.

2016: a lookback

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Hmmm , I never do this. I’m more of a “don’t think about the past; what matters is the future” kind of gal. But maybe it’s a good time to reflect on what happened in the past year to see if I can’t tease out something, I don’t know, profound?! The year started with an […]

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Boston, Hahvahd, and Lobstah


….Just got back from an epic time visiting my dear little brother, who has been living in Boston for about a year. Yes, we brought the kids. Yes, we drove. Yes it was long and there was bickering but it was also a really nice opportunity to just be a family. So I savoured it, […]

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A cozy kind of day beckons a cozy kind of meal


Back in December, I finally did what I had kept putting off for a while: made my favourite winter indulgence. Basically you take a bunch of really delicious things and stuff it into a hollowed-out pumpkin; bake forever, and then pretend you are eating something healthy. Because our renter and co-farmer Meghan is vegetarian and […]

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What’s in a word?


I’ve already explained to you why I chose the dutch word, “Gezellig”, for this blog. If you don’t recall, I’ll restate it here (my words): 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 […]

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Back in the Saddle for 2015

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Hey there, Well, I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say where the heck did December go? One minute it was all the fuss for end-of-school stuff, then it was our trip to NY (much more on that later), then Christmas, New Years, and well, you get the idea. Add two colds to the […]

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Tomater’s ready!

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It’s that time of year – when no matter how busy we are, at some point we drop everything and process tomatoes. Tomatoes are a particular passion for hubby; growing, eating, and more importantly, feasting on them in the middle of winter when there’s nothing to pick from outside. Basically we gorge on fresh tomatoes […]

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15 years

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This year will be our 15th wedding anniversary. In that span we’ve changed careers, changed cities, moved 4 times and had 3 kids. But in meeting other people and getting to know their lives, I realize this is hardly atypical. Your 30s and 40s are just that period of your life where things happen, time […]

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Summertime on a farm

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So, yes, I’ve mentioned my husband’s new venture a few times. If you were stop in on any given day, you wouldn’t find me shovelling manure or hoeing weeds or even really picking vegetables. However one thing I’ve been helping out with is the social media. I’m also the official photographer. So I thought I’d […]

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Merry Ole Stratford

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It’s so cliche to explain that the total lack of posting lately is because my life is so busy, blah, blah, blah, so I just won’t do it. Instead I’ll put down a post about a trip that I actually took back in June and pretend like it’s no big deal that I’m writing about […]

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Calm amidst the storm

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I know, I know! Waaaay too long since the last post. Truth is, this time of year is kind of insane. With a farm starting up, kids school stuff wrapping up, summer sports ramping up, and work increasing, there’s precious little time for much else. But life has been full in a very satisfying way. […]

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