The Art of Eating is a digital nook where I share my passion for food, wine, travel and culture. It’s a semi-organized scratchpad of what is amusing me.

Thanks for visiting, my hope is reading these posts will inspire you to nourish yourself well and love yourself deeply.


The Good Sting

The Good Sting

I remember nettles from my childhood and not in a fond way. I remember those sneaky low lying plants stinging my bare legs even more than the mosquito bites that were incessant in Saskatchewan.  Growing up, my grandmother told me “you can eat those nettles”! I thought...

Coaxing Spring

Coaxing Spring

It is one of those weeks on the far west coast of Vancouver island that comes around to remind me that yes, I do indeed live in a rainforest and that winter is not ready to slip away just yet… I however am totally complete with winter and all of his offerings of...

“If wine were to disappear from human production, there would be a void in human health and intelligence and that void would be worse than all the excesses it’s guilty of.”


“Its up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”


“Great love affairs start with Champagne.”

Honor´e De Balzac~

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors.”

 John Keats~

“Champagne makes women appear more beautiful and men more spiritual.”


“I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.”

Ronnie Hawkins~

“Champagne should be dry, cold and free.”

Winston Churchill~