Welcome to my blog. It will feature in the moment, healthy living topics, plus cooking, time- and budget-saving tips. My aim is to explore ways to gratefully seize each day and create abundance in life, one spoonful of sugar at a time.
My definition of abundance: meaningful moments in time!
The development of ‘Spoonful of Sugar’ has been a long time coming. I first conceived the idea about three years ago but life – and a death – got in the way, for shortly after securing the domain name, my mother suddenly passed away. She was my best friend and losing her was a huge blow to my system. Writing a blog was the last thing on my mind. My mother loved to cook and often experimented with different cuisines. She’d develop meals around a theme such as Oktoberfest sausages with sauerkraut, German potato salad and even a German Pilsner, for those in the house who were over 19. She was also a pragmatic leader when it came to time management and budgeting. Most of all, she had the greatest sense of humour.
For the past few years, I’ve been following a number of blogs that have also inspired me. Two of my favourites are Meghan Telpher, who writes about health and nutrition and Budget Bytes, that shows budget cooking doesn’t need to be boring.
I’m so pleased to finally get this up and running and I hope you enjoy following along as I try new recipes and attempt to save time and money in the process.
I dedicate this blog to my parents, Jackie and Howie (aka Sugar), who taught me the value of a dollar and the importance of making the minutes in each day count.