Sunday, 29 April 2012

orange ginger beef

I made this dish last night and it was oh, so good! The orange balances out the ginger and garlic so well. I will be making this again very soon!

You will need....


2 steaks, about 1-2 pounds
1 cup flour
1 tsp ginger powder
salt & pepper
2 tbs peanut oil


3 baby bok choys
5 large mushrooms
1 small onion
scallions (for garnish)
1 tbs fresh ginger, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup bean sprouts


1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup oyster sauce
1 tsp ginger powder
zest of one orange
juice of one orange
salt & pepper

Heat a skillet or wok to medium-high heat. Cut the beef into very thin strips, I find if you freeze the meat for about half an hour before it makes it much easier to get very thin.  Coat the strips of meat in the flour and ginger mixture. Heat the peanut oil and then fry to meat for about 4-5 minutes, being sure to get all sides. Then add the all the veggies except for the bean sprouts and scallions. Once the onions start to become soft add the sauce mixture, cover and let cook and thicken for about 5-7 minutes. Then add the bean sprouts, cover for another 2 minutes. Serve over your choice of rice or noodles and garnish with scallions. Enjoy!


Thursday, 26 April 2012


It is pouring rain right now, but the birds are still singing. Symbolic. It is so important to stay positive no matter what situation you might find yourself in. I know to some people this sounds like hippy-dippy nonsense, but it really is true! If you keep a positive outlook no matter what you will be happier. When I am feeling down I make myself a cup of my favorite tea, light my favorite candle, and make a list (literally or not) of all the things I am thankful for and lucky to have in my life. It really lifts my mood. Sometimes I can find myself in a rut of just letting myself think nothing is going right and this is all I will ever feel. When I make myself think about everything I am grateful for I feel so much better. We are all blessed in our ways we just need to recognize it.


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

my loves

Isn't it funny how animals can make people so happy? Right when I find myself in a bad mood this sweet  little girl comes and gives me cuddle. Her soft fur and beautiful green eyes brighten any day. 


Sunday, 22 April 2012

laughter crescendo

Today my mom and I took Rose to the BC Wildlife Park. She had so much fun. My little girl's soul shines so bright, she amazes me more every day.



Here's my week in instagram photos. I love this app so much. :) You can follow me @ misc_m

{plum blossom}

{tulip and herbs}

{looking way too grown up!}

{micro greens}

{my little garden}

{perfect mug for me}

{baby feet}


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

never let me go

This is how I feel today. I just wanted to hide in my bed under the covers until the day passed. 

Monday, 16 April 2012


This photo reminds me so much of Cody. Every night when we sit out on the patio with our coffee or tea this  is my view. I love this sunset so much, I feel so much peace out on the patio, cozy in a blanket, watching the sun go down with my love. We have had so many great conversations on that tiny patio, I will be sad to leave it one day. 

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

hello again

Haven't been writing/posting much lately. Life has been pretty swell. The weather has been beautiful and that makes everyone happy. I love how upbeat everyone seems when it's sunny out. It's wonderful. We had a pretty nice Easter, spent the day at my parent's house, played outside, did some gardening, and of course ate a feast of amazing food. I took some cute photos of Rose, which I should post later.

{Bowser looking guilty and cute}

{sunset last night}

{amazing home made, hot cross buns}

{beach about two minutes away from our house}

Lately, I feel like I've been learning a lot about myself. Realizing that the path my family may have chosen for their life might not be the path I choose. And that's okay, it's okay to be different and have a different life than what your parent's might want for you. It's alright to feel like you don't belong in your family because your mind set is so different. I have always loved my family, but I have also always felt like the odd one out. I have always been a little out of the box. I actually love that about myself. I am creative, independent and free-spirited and I am lucky to be the way I am. We are all created differently for a reason, this world would be a very boring place without diversity.