Fruit + Bread 4

January 27, 2015

There’s this sandwich spot in Vancouver that everyone seems to love called Meat & Bread. I’d love it too if I ate meat, but it has a tiny menu–too tiny for a vegetarian option. And that’s fine. I respect that. I still enjoy looking at the photos and reading about the new sandwiches they offer. (Is that weird if I won’t eat them? Maybe. But I also like perusing real estate listings in cities I’d never live in. So.) I like that the name is almost an equation–a lunch equation! Surely the best kind of math: meat + bread = lunch. = handheld meal. = satisfaction in the middle of the day.

 

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Sweet Little Something 1

January 24, 2015

Help us celebrate the end of the week and the start of another delicious weekend with “Sweet Little Something”. We’ll each post a photograph from our goings-on, something we witnessed, created, loved or just thought was amazing. If you wish, leave us a comment–or haiku!–about what one of the photos means to you. We love hearing from you and every so often we have surprise giveaways for our lovely commenters. XO H & R

 

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Story of a Tiny House: Once upon a time… 16

January 21, 2015

I don’t know about you but I am fascinated by stories about sea changes. Microsoft executive gives up corporate job to build schools for third world kids. Woman moves to China with husband and opens a cafe (plug much?!). Couple with baby leave the city and their city jobs to build a teeny, tiny house with all their savings…

 

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A few months ago my sister, Kendall, confessed that she and her husband, Steve, had been doing a lot of soul-searching. I was immediately anxious because their combined soul-searching had, in the past, led them far away from me – to India and Nepal, for example. I had no place getting antsy about them travelling or moving, to be fair I’d probably outdone them on that front over the years, but now they had a little baby (MY niece!) about whom I am very possessive. Besides which, I had finally moved back home… “I am home, you are home, let’s all live in the same one kilometre radius and raise our children together! It’s perfect!!” But apparently not perfect for them. The regular suburban life, which I am suddenly quite enthusiastic about (previously not so much. previously more of a gypsy.), was simply not working well for them. They were dreaming of something different. Something small and different…

 

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Sweet Little Something 3

January 16, 2015

Our first Sweet Little Something of 2015! Help us celebrate the end of the week and the start of another delicious weekend. We’ll each post a photograph from our goings-on, something we witnessed, created, loved or just thought was amazing. If you wish leave us a comment–or haiku!–about what one of the photos means to you. We love hearing from you and every so often we have surprise giveaways for our loyal commenters. Keep it sweet, people!

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The Reunion 4

January 13, 2015

Happy 2015! We are so glad to be back with stories and delicious memories from our holidays…which included a much-anticipated reunion in Whistler! The fact is, we met (a lightning-fast) five years ago (if you don’t know the story, catch up here) and for the last three we’ve lived on either side of the Pacific ocean, in different hemispheres. This blog began as a way for us to share our near-constant chatter over email–our ideas, writing musings, food obsessions and recipes. Plus, the news and to-do’s when various kids came along. We’ve learned, laughed and met new friends here. It’s been a party.

 

Having a chance to reunite has made us all nostaglic and misty-eyed, so for this first post back, we thought we’d catch up interview-style, like we did at the start. To see what’s changed, what’s grown and what’s to come. And to mark this point in the journey, the special night we caught up, both families, in the snow and cheek-chilling cold of a mountain town…

 

 

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