“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” And for seven fun evenings, our little Harry Potter Night ?? ?⚡️ club upheld that Marauders Map oath to whip up a silly bit o’ magic together. So, as I write about our last HPN night, with a slight lump in my throat, I got to thinking, “Why was this … [Read more]
Hello world! It’s been a long time since I’ve been here. Between Brush Strokes has been sorely neglected over the last few months as I’ve been busy blogging elsewhere. I find the last thing I want to do after a day of writing is to write even more. Writing is hard, yo. At least for me … [Read more]
This year was full of holiday baking firsts for me. First time making shortbread (so crumbly), first time dipping stuff in chocolate (why you gotta fall off the toothpicks, balls?!), and the first time refrigerating dough (it works! Who knew? Oh, that would be pretty much everyone else.). Fun times were had while creating a whole lot of … [Read more]
The Annapolis Valley is known to have some of the warmest weather and richest soils in eastern Canada. It’s full of high tides, colourful farmland, and sweet, sweet wine, which was one of the main reasons for our visiting the area. Here’s what a full day touring and tasting through Nova Scotia’s wine country is like.
It’s a rainy and windy day today in the Maritimes due to Hurricane Arthur making his way up the Atlantic Coast, which makes it a great time to write a post. We’ve been here for a week now and it’s everything we hoped it would be. We pretty much get our breath taken away around every bend … [Read more]
After our first Harry Potter Night (HPN) was a great success, I was looking forward to the next. Part II took place at Lindsay’s lovely home. For this night, we went to our crystal ball to ask which movie we should watch. After a few tense moments, the number “3” was revealed along with the grim. shudders
When my sister asked me to join her at this year’s Taste of the Nation, I readily accepted, and I’m glad I did. It’s not very often you get a chance to savour dishes and drinks from the city’s top culinary talent. It’s a fabulous event with a big heart where all proceeds go to help end childhood hunger. And 80% of those … [Read more]