Mid-October Musings

Warm days are lingering on the West Coast.

It's a very sunny Monday on the west coast of British Columbia. I've spent the morning washing clothes and sorting accessories. I've put summer scarves away and I've tried to decide which scarves are most flattering with each outfit or coat. How many scarves are too many? It is unlikely that a scarf would wear out! My closet is still crowded and I often overlook some accessories that I already own.



a choice of accessories

This magenta dress could be worn with any of these scarves or with my silver/rose/purple leaf necklace. I think that my favourite is the blue/turquoise/magenta scarf on the left. But I could wear it with my Diwali scarf or my Ted Baker scarf....The outfit would look quite different. I could also wear them with my grey tunic or my navy dress but I have so many scarves.

loaded cauliflower casserole (from Pinterest)

My daughter and I started our healthy cooking/food share yesterday. She finds recipes on Pinterest and we cook them in my kitchen on Sunday afternoons. I have more time for grocery shopping so that may be one of my roles. We made loaded cauliflower (2 WW points) from a site called skinnytaste.com It was simple and a bonus was that Monsieur ate some too. Our goal is to make a casserole and a soup each session. I've never really cooked with my daughter so it is a new chapter in our experiences.


Tomorrow, the Vancouver Writers' Festival begins. I will be meeting one of the authors who is presenting a children's session called Knowledge Unleashed. I believe that they will be discussing sustainable technology. Returning volunteers choose several options in August and are placed in appropriate positions. I liked the idea of unleashing knowledge as I'm a library nerd. I've got 3 other events to work/attend and I'm eligible to attend any event that is not sold out.

It's so sunny and warm this afternoon! I'm cooking a pork loin with roast vegetables for dinner so I'm going to walk to buy an assortment of veggies at the green-grocer/florist. October is a yummy month!

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  1. The scarves are all beautiful! All great choices with that dress...
    oh my the loaded cauliflower sounds delcious and looks amazing! I would welcome a cooking partner in the kitchen...a lovely time to be together creating tasty meals.
    I am off to check out that dish now...

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    1. The dish was simple with just a few ingredients which suited us perfectly. It was fun making it together.

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  2. Your scarves are lovely; it would be difficult to choose one to wear. My choice (in this moment) would be the centre one with all the shades of pink. On weekends I like to make a soup and ready a few things for the week ahead, too. It makes the week run a little more smoothly.

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    1. It is an exercise to empty the drawers and put possible outfits together and a reminder to avoid buying more scarves. Shopping and cooking ahead is a great idea.

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  3. I do so admire your sense of style in everything you do in life!

    I was enjoying your travel posts thoroughly and then, boom, the flu hit me on Sept. 25 followed by bronchitis after that, still dealing with that one. But I hope to catch up on every post in time. Your cauliflower casserole looks delicious, I'm always on the watch for new ways of cooking that.

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    1. That's too bad about your flu and bronchitis. I hope you're feeling better. I'm always looking for new ways to cook vegetables. Both my husband and I grew up with mothers who boiled them. I will eat any vegetable but my husband needs encouragement.

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