For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved being in the kitchen. One of my earliest memories is of being with my grandfather in his ancient Yorkshire kitchen, rolling out the pastry for jam tarts. I was three years old. There, in my grandfather’s kitchen, I came to know love. I’ve had an enduring love affair with food and history ever since.
I was born on an overseas business trip. By the time I was school-aged I had lived in three countries on two continents. My roots are in the rugged north of England, in Yorkshire, where I spent my formative years before moving to Canada.
Later still I moved to Australia – then back to Canada – and back to Australia three times in all, before finally calling Ontario home. I’ve spent far too much of my life moving between cities, countries, and continents – always searching. Always missing the people and places left behind. Trying to settle down, never quite succeeding.
In the rest of my life, I’m a mother, feminist, food writer, owl watcher, mad keen walker, and serious outdoor enthusiast. I live along the beautiful north shore of Lake Ontario.
You can find my writing bio under the heading, Books & Publications.
Thanks for visiting.
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I have just joined the Wintergreen blog as, I too, love food and cooking. I also enjoy the loons in eastern Ontario, specifically, at 30 Island Lake off Westport Road. I look forward to our association. Cheers
Beverley – nice to meet you. Thank you for following my blog.
Hi, Your blog looks fantastic :-), I have just nomimated you for the Liebster Award! Find out what it’s all about here:
Thank you Candy!
And congratulations on your two Liebster Awards – your blog is just beautiful. Looking forward to answering your questions and passing this nomination on.
Lovely writing. Lovely food. Lovely site. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you – that’s so generous of you. I also love your blog and am enjoying your Alaskan life…..
I added you to my list of nominations for the REALITY blog award. Please come and check it out. I truly enjoy your blog and thank you for joining me at mine.
THANK YOU – that’s so generous and kind of you. I truly enjoy your blog too!!
Glad you liked one of my posts – it means I found your blog, so thank you, another fine blog to follow! I’m new to blogging, so it is still a bit of a tentative experience for me, but love your sentiments (including the fact we share the same reasons for running – calorie burning – and personal challenge too, of course). Tracey.
One of my favourite things about blogging is interacting with other bloggers around the world. Looking forward to following your life in the Hebrides – what an adventure!
Thrilled to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 award. Details within my post: http://feedthepiglet.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/blog-of-the-year-2012-04-and-happy-hogmanay/
Happy New Year!
Oh my – thank you!! Serious gratitude.
The unanticipated joy of blogging is the connections with others around the world.
Happiest of New Year’s…..
I love your blog, the beautiful pictures and great recipes are very inspiring! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you – aren’t you lovely! I’m happy to have found you!
Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog so that I can discover your amazing work. What a great site you have here! I really love it.
Thank you! And I’m looking forward to trying your pumpkin risotto with coconut milk…
Hi there! I’m Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a fitness/diet app and website. I saw your blog yesterday and it captured my interest!
I was wondering if we can do a giveaway for your blog readers?
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We’ll pick our favorite challenge idea, use it on our site, and give the winner either a free digital health scale, slow cooker, or digital heart monitor. We’ve done many giveaways for bloggers in the past – you can google ‘SlimKicker giveaway’ to see. I also encourage you to sign up for our site to see what we’re about too 🙂
Let me know if you’re interested! You can email me back at sue.zheng (at) slimkicker (dot) com.
ciao! luvFAB blog.
Congratulations, Lindy! You have been awarded: The Versatile Blogger Award & Wonderful Team Member Readership Award
I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass on the award nominations. Your blog has been awarded at:
Enjoy the Awards! 😀 Fae.
Thanks Fae! I just left a comment on your nomination page. Appreciate your kindness and generosity – and love your blog!
Hi, I nominated you for a Liebster Award, check out my blog post called “Liebster Award” at http://www.more-sprinkles.com
Thank you Erinn – so sweet. Congratulations on your award!
Hi there! Thank you for stopping by and liking my post. I’m glad you did because now I found your lovely blog.
Nice to meet you!!
Hi Lindy! Just discovered your blog and so glad! Many wonderful recipes and nice pics! And I love simple and quick recipes, as healthy))
Hi Mila – Thank you! Looking forward to your blog too – but am on dial-up for a few days (visiting my mother!). I have to drink wine for patience while waiting for things to download… 😉
You blog is beautiful Lindy! I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes. Thank you for your visit this afternoon, we all had a very good time.
Alain – how lovely to see you here! It was a beautiful and memorable afternoon in your magnificent garden. Thank you. xox
Love the name of your blog! It evokes spearmint, peppermint, menthol and all things divine!
Thank you… wintergreen is a special plant – manages to stay green all year long – even through our long, harsh winters. Looking forward to exploring your blog! 😉
You have created such a wonderful blog Lindy. I wish I had more time to check it out, but need to cease my internet activities for some months of intense work Hope to be reading it later this winter though!
Thank you – that’s so generous of you. And I totally understand the need for some periods of intense work. I hope it all goes well. Look forward to following you and seeing more of you when you get through your next couple of months!
Hi Lindy! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I always enjoy reading your posts 😀
Thanks Ada – that’s so generous and kind of you. And very much appreciated! xo
Just letting you know I’ve nominated you for the versatile bloggers award. I love reading your blog. http://adventuresparttimevegetarian.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/nomination-for-versatile-blogger-award/
Hello Badgerchenist! How did I miss this – just found your comment and followed your blog. Thanks for the nomination and for finding me! Can’t wait to read about hitching a ride on the back trails of Wisconsin!
Great recipes and photography – your site is a lucky find.
Hello Tuscan Olive Grove Girl – I’ve been missing a few comments here it looks like. Thank you so much for your note and I’m loving your Tuscan life!
Lucky me find out your blog here my friend…
keep sharing and inspiring then!
Hi Dedy! Thank you – am heading over to visit your site right now. Looking forward to connecting in the blogosphere.
You have a lovely blog Lindy, I love it! I was introduced to it, and to you, via Johnny Hepburn and I’m quite glad that he did. 🙂
Thank you! Johnny is just fabulous and I’m so glad he introduced us.
Lovely blog site. Your book looks intriguing as well. Somehow, I accidentally erased your comment(and my reply) from my “about” page; not quite sure how but I didn’t mean to. Look forward to sharing recipes and stories if you check back again.
What kind of dog do you have? From the photo, her looks similar to my first dog’s fur (Buffy). She looks pretty cuddly; no diva evident from that photo.
Hi Stacey! I’ll see if I cannot resurrect the comment. My dog Lola is a golden doodle. She’s a darling. She’s my third daughter (the other two are the two-legged variety). I can’t imagine having two Lolas in my kitchen though – my kitchen is TINY – and my dog is one big fluffy, shaggy, boisterous character who loves, loves, loves to ‘help’ in the kitchen!
Thanks. I was able to troubleshoot myself; silly me. Lola is adorable and I can imagine has big personality. My two four-leggers are eager to “help” too but one of them (Ginger) is good about staying on her orange square, most of the time.
ciao! luvFAB blog.
Your have an interesting story and I’m sure a fascinating outlook on life after spending so much time in different areas of the world. Thank you for sharing.
Goodness – I’m finding this comment six months after the fact. Not sure how I missed it but thank you and I am so looking forward to reading more about your Finnish life.
You have such a wonderful blog, I’m so glad I found it through Fiesta Friday! 🙂
Thank you and I’m so sorry I’m only finding this comment now – something going amiss with my notifications. Hope to join Fiesta Friday again soon – and will watch for you there! 😉
How lovely to ‘meet’ you via Fiesta Friday. I used to live in Winnipeg in my teens and early 20’s – 10 winters is how I refer to that period! My mum and brother now live in Toronto and I live in the UK, London. Look forward to reading more of your blog once my Fiesta Friday duties as co-host are over!
Hello Selma – lovely to meet you as well. I just read your About Page – we have a shared gypsy past. Look forward to reading your London life.
I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I enjoy reading your posts, so this is my way of saying thanks!
Thanks Louie – so generous. I enjoy your blog too – a little connection to Australia for me!
I will be sure to keep posting photos to keep that connection alive and kicking for you!
gute gemachter Blog, schöne Gerichte. Werde öfter mal schauen.
Vielen Dank und schön Sie kennenzulernen Schnippelboy!
ebenso, ich freue mich auf weitere schöne fotos auf Ihrem Blog
Sie so freundlich sind! Danke!
Hello Lindy, and thanks for stopping by my humble little blog. I hope you find some useful information. 🙂
Growing up in Belleville, I’m VERY familiar with your current neck of the woods as well … sadly, my upbringing wasn’t a cool sounding as yours 🙂
I look forward to reading more from you.
Stay hungry 🙂