About Anna

I believe in God, the power of optimism, and the ability of food to bring people together. I love to share deliciously simple homemade food with family and friends (and the internetz)! I love cheese, proper grammar, an organized house, dark chocolate, my husband, and my 5 sweet kids.

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Monday Moments: Five

Birthdays come fast and furious in the fall months here, with celebrations in August, September, November, and December. Due to the 4-day spread between Theo’s and my birthdays, I generally share whatever cake he chooses, and this year, due to a weekend out of town for work, I even shared his day. I got home at […]

Monday Moments: Time Marches On

But where, I ask you, is the time going? Christmas is going to be upon us in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, as they say. Which is ok, because I love Christmas, but I also really love fall, and it is flying by at record speed, and Christmas means my baby will be one. ONE! […]

Monday Moments: On Target

A sweet someone turned seven this month! Carl couldn’t be home for birthday dinner, but Grandma brought his favourite dessert and some new Lego to build! He finally decided he wanted a birthday party of his own, after getting used to the idea at friends’ parties over the last couple years. Carl bravely handled the […]

Blackberry Crumble Cinnamon Rolls

Blackberry Crumble Cinnamon Rolls

The other evening, around dinner time, I did something I swore I would never do: I barbecued. It has always been my fear that if I barbecued just once Carl would give up barbecuing duties, no longer feeling needed in that particular realm. Turns out my fear was unfounded. Carl came home just in time to put out […]

Monday Moments: Last Hurrah

Well, the inevitable back-to-schoolness has come to our home too. We came out of week one with two very happy kids and one new Kindergartner who is mildly less annoyed about the need to go to school. It’s hard to believe that only the week before that we were waking up to the sound and smell […]

Monday Moments: Big 3!

Three and a half years ago I was getting ready to fly across the country solo with 3 kids aged 5 and under to move in with my parents. Carl was heading to Ottawa for a semester, and I didn’t want to be all alone at home with said 3 children for the next 3 […]

Cinnamon Raisin Granola

cinnamon raisin granola

My kids are yogurt and granola fanatics. When it’s in the house, it’s all they want for breakfast, and sometimes they ask for it again for lunch. I’m not complaining, don’t get me wrong. I love granola too. The only problem with so many people eating granola so many times is how often you have […]

Monday Moments: We’re Ready

It’s been close to 3 weeks, and we are very ready to have Carl back home. Look at this guy, whoopin’ it up at the same events as Justin Trudeau. Meanwhile over here, we have read all the books… Eaten all the popsicles… Learned how to stand (look at him casually rifling through the toys […]

Zucchini Basil Spaghetti

Zucchini Basil Pasta

The good thing about Carl going out of town is that my grocery bill is literally cut in half. The bad news is I have 4 boys who will be teenagers before I know it, and this makes me realize that I don’t think we’ll be able to afford to feed them anything but noodles […]

Monday Moments: Down Time

We have been beside ourselves with happiness with our company in town. But they drove off into the sunrise today, and all this non-stop fun has been a bit tiring. After a few weeks with something going on nearly every day, and close to two weeks with Carl missing in action, we’re taking a well-earned […]