About Me

My name is Virginia Schenk. I grew up in a small town in Huron County, Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am new to this, so we will grow together!

I am: a lover of good food, a gardener, a lawyer, a girlfriend wife, a daughter, a sister, a mother (to a sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Raleigh), a singer (in my shower), a traveler, a writer, an activist, a poet, a friend. I will use this blog to muse about my favourite things: recipes, restaurants, ingredients, my dog, gardening, travel, the loves of my life. After living in Toronto for ten years, I have left the rush of the city to return to my rural roots, in search of a life that affords me the time to pursue happiness!


  1. Virginia!! I love what you're doing here. You and Pete need to get together to cook a fantastic meal..Tim and I can provide the vino!! Hope to see you soon..so we can have a good visit!

  2. So cool -- kudos to you for blogging it!! Hope to see you soon!!!!!


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  4. Hi, my husband and I tried your quinoa burgers tonight and they were delish. Ted works for your huseband which is how we heard about your blog. Can't wait to try more receipes.

    Jenn Porter

  5. V - your blog looks amazing...and ps I'm now hungry! Looking at it makes me miss you even more. I might have to do something about this (Atlantic) ocean between us. But in the meantime, I'll continue living the rural dream...and food dream...vicariously through you and this blog. Thanks for creating it! Miss you xo

    Jen Pike...aka Jen Hammond

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