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Crashing Mom + Dad's Date Night: #ChefLocal Style
POSTED ON OCT 24, 2020 BY TASHA

Chef Local Ginger Beef

For me, October has been a time of reconnection, family, and LOTS of homecooked food. I have been back in my hometown of Calgary, Alberta for this entire month (to allow room for the 14-day quarantine), and I have [...]

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Tombstone Lakes in Kananaskis Country
POSTED ON AUG 30, 2020 BY TASHA

Summer Soup

As summer comes to an end, I wanted to share a fond memory! Last summer, my sister and I went on a short overnight backcountry camping trip + hike. Callum and Griffin joined us, and we all [...]

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Summer Swims + Soup
POSTED ON JULY 17, 2020 BY TASHA

Summer Soup

Griffin and I each grew up near a lot of nature—albeit, in different parts of Canada. Griffin grew up on beautiful properties in southern Ontario; I grew up in a house near a lake (McKenzie), where I [...]

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Bruce Trail: Bruce Peninsula National Park
POSTED ON JULY 15, 2020 BY TASHA

Bruce Peninsula

If you are planning a (future) vacation to or around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I 10/10 would recommend adding Bruce Peninsula National Park to your list. The drive is 3-4 hours one way, depending on where you [...]

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Bruce Trail: Chedoke Radial Trail
POSTED ON JUNE 28, 2020 BY TASHA

River hiking in Ontario

Near our home, we have access to an expansive waterfall chain. This large set of waterfalls is in Hamilton and is an offshoot of the well-known Bruce Trail in Ontario! Along this waterfall chain, hikers set out to [...]

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A Container Garden for Close-Quarters Living
POSTED ON JUNE 22, 2020 BY TASHA

Gardening in Ontario

The place where Griffin and I live is very tiny (just under 750 sq. ft). We moved from our small-town Ontario house to Hamilton in October of 2019 to make my Ph.D. work commute a little lighter. Obviously, COVID-19 changed our initial [...]
 

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Packing for A Hike
POSTED ON May 15, 2020 BY TASHA

Hiking to Waterfalls in Ontario

This week, my Instagram feed crossed over to the daily headlines: social media "influencers" have come under fire for the packing up and leaving major city centers during the 2020 pandemic [...]
 

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Trying the Dalgona Coffee Trend
POSTED ON May 6, 2020 BY TASHA

Dalgona Coffee Trend

Today, we decided to try a popular TikTok trend: Griffin and I made "Dalgona Coffee," a whipped coffee drink with a yummy caramel flavour. On TikTok, a growing app for everyone [...]
 

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Chicken Stock for the Uncertain Soul
POSTED ON April 3, 2020 BY TASHA

Chicken Stock Veggies

Something that I am seeing circulate a lot right now is the word “uncertainty.” These are, obviously, very uncertain times, and I think a major lesson that I am learning is how important the small and everyday acts of care and service are for survival. These acts might [...]
 

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An Afternoon in Toronto
POSTED ON October 29, 2018 BY TASHA

tasha fall profile

Living in Hamilton, I am far enough away from the nation's most popular city to feel no spectacular affinity with it. Nevertheless, I am close enough to visit often. Short moments in Toronto are what I enjoy the most. I chose not to pursue my Ph.D. at the University of Toronto because living full-time in a large city was not [...]
 

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Mars, the Moons, and #Mems
POSTED ON October 22, 2018 BY TASHA

tasha fall profile

For me, the month of October is a favorite. This time of year, however, is a fave for a lot of people, as social media informs me. There are a lot of memories built during this time of the year, and I wanted to share some of mine. The cold weather in Alberta, Canada meant that if Kaitlyn and I wanted to do any serious trick-or-treating [...]
 

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Crater Lake
POSTED ON October 15, 2018 BY TASHA

crater lake

I was going through my computer the other day, cleaning it out, and organizing files in preparation for getting back into some academic reading next month, and I found some old photos from a volcano lake, called Crater Lake. To the Klamath people [...]
 

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Fall Favs
POSTED ON October 10, 2018 BY TASHA

fall pumpkins

Time flies around us, not us through it: sometimes, I find it quite difficult to ground myself in my own environment or space. My mind is constantly wandering, I am always daydreaming, and the state of being distracted is very familiar to me [...]
 

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"Everything I Am Inside" Essay
POSTED ON September 20, 2018 BY TASHA

Strawberry Moon Night

I’ve had a difficult year, and it’s not something I really wanted to talk about or write about. Nonetheless, the consistent stream of self-love rhetoric that I see on social media has served as a convincing juxtaposition to my current situation and is causing me to rethink my own participation in [...]

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A Creative Process
POSTED ON September 10, 2018 BY TASHA

Creative Process

Whether it’s writing or painting or sculpting or crafting or making, creativity takes time, care, and patience (especially with yourself). I have projects, thoughts, and ideas “sitting still” in notebooks, sketchbooks, Word documents, iPhone notes, and literally on my floor [...]

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Botanical Gardens
POSTED ON September 6, 2018 BY TASHA

Botanical Gardens

Summer in Canada flew by. In my head, it is still late-May, and I am thinking about all the wonderful reading I am going to do. But alas, time flies whether or not you're having fun, and the flowers are still blooming where I am. I have been thinking a lot about keeping myself busy with activities that […]

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Strawberry Moon
POSTED ON August 29, 2018 BY TASHA

Strawberry Moon Night

In my "earlier" years, I was very into dolphins, mermaids, and the moon. Mom and Dad convinced me that the painting of the mermaid hanging in my childhood bedroom was me, and I whole-heartedly believed them. My room was the brightest blue. I somehow owned a lava lamp shaped like a […]

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