“Just a question on all this dreaming: I’ve been dreaming and visualizing a lot — and have been doing this for some time, and almost live in my head rather in the reality that is not so nice — and yet my dreams don’t seem to come true, opportunities seem in short supply, and things that should work out, don’t. What do you think is happening?”
– Disillusioned Dreamer

Well, hello Disillusioned Dreamer!

This is a tough one because in no way do I want to trivialize the difficult time that you have been having by giving you some rosy, glib answer. However, I most definitely have an opinion and I hope it helps you.

The first thing that pops into my head when reading your question is this: the universe, the force, whatever you want to call it is trying to tell you something — perhaps you need to make a 180 degree change in your life?

Tune in to my video for a fantastic frittata, ranch style!

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Fantastic Frittata Recipe

1 T olive oil
A selection of vegetables to cover base of frypan (see video)
salt and pepper
4 eggs
1 cup egg whites
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Toss vegetables in olive oil in an oven-safe fry pan. Mix eggs and whites and add to pan. Move mixture around so that it begins to set throughout.
When mixture is mostly set, cover the top with the grated cheese. Place under broiler for a few minutes until cheese is bubbling and frittata is completely set.


Don’t underestimate the power of a single bouquet to transform a room in your home. A beautiful arrangement is like a temporary art installation but without the hefty price tag…

I get 4 bouquets delivered to my home every few weeks and their freshness and colour make my home even more irresistible to me! If you can’t justify such extravagance, perhaps you can have one bouquet delivered every few weeks or try your hand at your own creations! My Vancouver home (above) is transformed by my favourite flower shop, Get Fresh.

P.S. Here you have it (the second photo above ), the first peak at my bedroom in California!

My neighbourhood friends and I have a habit that I love – getting together for Sunday suppers. We take turns to host and cook…this past Sunday, it was my turn. Not only was I in the mood for mussels, but they could not be simpler to prepare. My motto for all dinner parties, especially Sunday supper? Simple, impressive, and delicious…

I served my pot of mussels with a couple of French baguettes and one of my favourite salads: spinach with peas and feta cheese – a Jamie Oliver recipe from years ago.

Try it all – you will LOVE it…

Eat up!

MUSSEL RECIPE (serves 4)
4 lbs cleaned mussels
1 tblsp butter
1 tblsp olive oil
1/2 large onion – finely chopped
2 cloves garlic – crushed
Pinch of chilli flakes
4 Roma tomatoes – roughly chopped
1 bottle dry white wine
Bunch Italian parsley – chopped

Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan – add the onion, garlic and chilli flakes.