My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

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Holiday Cookbook Sale 2017!

Looking for holiday gift ideas?

Check out my latest post at:

Veggies, Yarns & Tails

Happy Cooking and Holidays!!


I have a limited supply of my first print cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians, on sale for the rest of November and all of December.

You can read all the details here.

Makes a great gift idea!

Happy Cooking and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!

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My Champion!



A bouquet and a tribute for a very special lady.


When I saw this wonderful prompt on the new OSI list, the first person who came to mind was my grandmother aka Big Ma!

If you haven’t already read this tribute  I hope you enjoy it for the first time. For those who might remember this story/post, I hope you enjoy the encore.

Re-reading it still brings back such fond memories.  And  tears to my eyes.

“I miss you Big Ma and I will always love you.”


Here’s my story about one of the most important people to have ever been in my life:  Because of You


PS: If you are looking for some culinary inspiration this weekend, stop by Veggies… for a new recipe post.


Cookbook Sale!


I finally have more copies of my cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians available for sale. Click on the Cookbook Sale icon at the top of the sidebar for full details.

Happy Cooking and thanks for your continued support.

It’s raining here in BC today, a welcome sight. It’s been so dry and dusty. I am catching up on several “loose ends” today. The to-do list is getting smaller! 😉 

Hope you are having a great day, wherever you are.


Hearth and Home: 10 Fav. Food Photos

It’s finally cooled down here in BC, with rain falling and temps. back to the moderate range. What bliss! I feel productive again LOL!  

And what could be more productive than some time well spent in the kitchen. I’m hoping to have a cooking  “marathon” in the next few days, before the summer heat returns.

I thought you might enjoy seeing  10 of my fav. food photos (from the ones I’ve personally taken) over the past few years.  

I also hope you will give some of the recipes a try.  I’ve included the link to the original post from my cooking blog, which includes the recipe links, some reviews and readers comments too.

Do let me know if you give one or several of these dishes a try. 

Creating good food is an art, or so I believe. Looking at food photos can be quite enjoyable too! I just hope you weren’t too hungry when you stopped in.   😉



Zucchini Stir-Fry

zucchini stir-fry


Russian Beet Borscht

beet borscht


Bread-Machine Rosemary Flax Buns

rosemary flax buns


Marinated Bean Salad

bean salad


Summer’s Bounty, Herb and Veg Soup

summers bounty soup


Yummy Mac and Cheese with a Twist

mac and cheese


Veggie Pizza Scones

veggie pizza scones


Toast, Tea and Homemade Jam 

toast and jam


Mushroom Stroganoff with Herbed Pasta

mushroom stroganoff  


Potato Soup with Scones

potato soup and scones


Happy Cooking! 


I Was Interviewed by Mary the Teach!

I “met” Mary the Teach when I first started My Poetic Path. She is the creator of the very popular Ruby Tuesdays photo prompt challenge each week, over at her blog:  Work of the Poet.


Mary the Teach…what’s not to love about those specs eh!!!

Mary sent along these interview questions recently. I hope you all enjoy reading my answers. A bit more “scoop” on what makes me tick I guess.  😉



 And btw, Ms. Mitz  is ONLY referred to as Ms. No Manners, when she accidentally on purpose misses the litter box!!!!


Ms. Mitzi aka Ms. NO Manners… striking a sexy pose!



Here goes…

1. How long have you been writing poetry? Who is your favorite poet, if you can pick one?

Off and on for about 20 years. My inspirations came and went, depending on what was happening in my life at a particular time. Now I am a lot more focused to “find the muse” and to experiment with a lot of different subjects, not just ones that I am personally impacted by. Probably why I enjoy the challenge of writing prompts so much!

Favorite poet, ummm….probably Robert Frost or Bliss Carmen. Pretty mainstream but I guess I’m in good company, right?

2. Tell us something about Mitzi.

Dear Ms. Mitzi aka Ms. No Manners (LOL) has been with me for OVER 20 years. She is still a little tiny terror. Still in great health, lots of get up and gooooo and loving her life. I have had her with me since she was six weeks old. She was chosen by a friend of mine, at the Humane Society and I am forever grateful for her suggestion and that Mitzi was waiting there that day. Mitzi is a treasure and always will be.

3. Are you a vegetarian? Will you tell us about some of your favorite veggie recipes?

Yes, I have been a vegetarian for about 18 years. Sometimes, not as strict as I should have been (and I’d still love to go all the way- vegan) but for the most part, yes, a proud vegetarian and glad that I am.

Being the author of an award-winning cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians, I must admit that some of my fav recipes are actually my own!!! Blush…What can I say, cooking is a passion for me, it really, really is.cover-photoProbably would pick: Russian Beet Borscht and Bread-Machine Rosemary Flax Buns as two of my all time comfort favs.


Yes,  both recipes are at my other blog. Any one looking for  new recipe ideas, do check out: Veggies, Crafts and Tails  for review page and  extensive recipe archives.                                                                                                                                    

4. What is the last thing you’ve knitted for a friend or family member?dscn1008

I made Joe a pair of heavy slipper socks in a lovely denim mix. Actually I’ve made a few pairs of these for gifts. So warm!!!!   You need that up here in Canada.                                                                        

Chef Joe… creating a culinary masterpiece!     


5. Tell us about the Write-A-Book Challenge.

I will let a recent blog post/page do the explaining. Here’s a link to the Write a Book Challenge  page that explains the whole challenge highlights and goals.

I do hope some of your readers decide to join us too. Sounds like a great group onboard for the year, already.


Thanks Mary. This was the most fun I ever had, being interviewed!  😉


Simple Pleasures: Autumn’s Bountiful Harvest

One of my favorite simple pleasures of Autumn.

The harvest of tree fruits and root vegetables, now at their flavorful peak. Including of course, crisp and delicious fall apples.

These BC Gala apples are so good to eat fresh or to add to a favorite recipe.

And don’t they make a lovely (albeit photo) still life to behold?

 One of my favorite apple recipes from Not Just for Vegetarians is: Curried Apple Soup(click for recipe).

Tangy, satisfying and a great choice for any fall supper.

What is your favorite apple variety/recipe?

Happy Cooking and Happy Autumn! (it’s almost here)

Don’t forget to savor the simple pleasures, every day!   🙂