stage cues & déja vus

currently.

currently.

stage cues& deja vus (2)chai spicesSo much changes in 365 days, and yet I feel like I’m in almost exactly the same spot as last year. (Recap: Jamaican vacation feeling like a different lifetime ago, catching up on school work, time for a musical!) I joined Orpheus onstage for the first time last year, and had such a ball that I auditioned again this season – it’s another very silly show: Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, and we just had our third show today (!!). If you happen to be in town, there are six more shows and you can get tickets here…let us entertain you!

Surprise flowers on opening night from the lovelies co-workers.

Surprise flowers on opening night from the loveliest co-workers.

There are rainbows in the costume department.

There are rainbows in the costume department.

And like last year, I find myself enamoured by these bright March days. Still cold, but the sun shines longer and it’s glorious– I’m always reminded of this Dickens quote during these end of winter days.NGCstage cues& deja vus (1) Continue reading…

Honey Bran Muffins

Before you balk at bran being thrown at you once again as a great way to get your fiber, let me say that these muffins are truly delicious.  My mum has been making these for a long time, and even as a kid they kind of seemed like a dessert to me (this might be partly because we didn’t eat dessert a lot…).  Now that I’m sure I’ve convinced you of these muffins’ yummyness (I’m just inventing words this morning), I should tell you that they are also healthy (and yes, a great way to eat your fiber). Go make them!

This recipe is a great base, too, for whatever dried fruit/nuts/berries/all of the above you want to throw in.  One of my favourite add-ins are blueberries, but I went for something a little different this time with dried cherries and walnuts. Delicious.  These babies also make very satisfying travel snacks — a good thing, since I’m taking a couple to the airport with me. Have a great weekend! Mum’s muffin recipe