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brown mushrooms in stainless steel bowl

Chanterelle mushroom season is upon us here on Vancouver Island. That means I am taking my travelling companions into the forest to reap this golden chanterelle bounty. If you need help identifying chanterelles, click here for a great article. You should always double check with someone in the know if you aren’t 100% sure. You can always take a few into a mushroom buyer and ask them to confirm for you. Better… Read More

marinated grilled veggies

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms I’m excited ’cause it’s almost mushroom season on the coast. This is another amazing vegan recipe that anyone will love, even if you don’t do plant based. This delicious grilled mushroom recipe is made with portobello mushrooms, but trying it with bolete mushrooms is on my culinary bucket list. The secret is in the marinade, made with Bragg sauce, available at most grocery stores in the spice aisle. While… Read More

bannock

Are you ready to have something better than bread for breakfast or a sandwich?   When you are camping do you want to feed your kids something more nutritious than a hotdog or marshmallow, that can be roasted on a stick or even in a pie iron over a campfire?  Well, don’t panic, there’s bannock! 

3 pointers in forest river r-pod

The Truth about RV Living With Dogs When I first started on this journey, I was warned “those dogs will wreck your trailer”. I thought “what a ridiculous statement”, as I looked at my 4 amazing dogs who had never before shown any aptitude for destroying anything, except maybe breaking some hearts. I realized I couldn’t just expect them to suddenly plunge into the RV lifestyle. Careful planning and preparation would indeed… Read More

woman looking at the map

Travel between health districts is banned in BC for now. With Covid cases rocketing across the prairies, and only a handful here on the island, it seems prudent to stay put. Here in the sun. On a beach. On the East coast of Vancouver Island. While I miss little George, wee Stella, and the kids, and an adventurous way of life, exploring the wonders that Nomad life and Canada hold, here is… Read More

Saskatchewan Crossing

The saddest days come when we inevitably say goodby to friends, whether they are two-legged or four-legged. Today was one such day. Days like these are filled with reflections and gratitude for having been graced with such beauty in the rear view mirror of our lives. Aside from my own dogs, there are two dogs who have lived here by the sea with Helen since long before we met. Anyone who visited… Read More

O, Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley We sure didn’t escape the bitter cold of winter here on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. But like all the other resolute Canadians, we’ll survive. Especially if we have dogs! I haven’t written for a while, hoping the mundanity of winter would ease up and something eventful would happen. But I guess life is really just a string… Read More

“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another“~Amelia Earhart So it is a month today, since I began this little adventure. Life has flown around like-well, let’s just say like a newspaper on a windy day. However, it’s still a pretty good life and is actually the only one I’m bound to lead. We’ve had some cold weather, some wet weather, some warm weather and tonight it’s… Read More

rpod Adventure

“Wild women are an unexplainable spark of life. They ooze freedom and seek awareness, they belong to nobody but themselves yet give a piece of who they are to everyone they meet. If you have met one, hold on to her, she’ll allow you into her chaos but she’ll also show you her magic.” ― Nikki Rowe It began like this: I have trained thousands of dogs on the West Coast of British… Read More

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