Today, this New Year's Eve, I'm going to take you on a two-year journey in just over 1100 words from the birth of Cast Iron Canteen to the launch of Intelligentsia Living. If you missed my last post, I talked about what I've been up to over a long period of silence. Birth of Cast Iron Canteen I started my food blog Cast Iron Canteen on a whim in February 2014 feeling a couple of things (some of which you may also be feeling): In need of a creative outlet. Pressured financially by an expensive-to-buy-and-maintain house. Homesick for a life as good as the one I had growing up. Desperate for a potential exit from a day job that was sucking my energy and creativity. I plugged away and continually learned about how to successfully build and run a website. I allowed myself to … Continue reading
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As a creative person, it's hard for me to focus. And then double that trouble since I'm in a creative career as well. Life sometimes gets … Continue reading
It's one of those rare things in life--you wake up early in the morning before the rooster crows, make your way to the shore, bait and drop your … Continue reading
Subtitle: "or why milkshakes make me cry" When I lived in Russia off and on from 2005-2009, I looked forward to glimmers of light in between … Continue reading
I'm back in Canada after five weeks of travelling that flew by. At one point I was flying to Russia and it seemed like the next day that I was … Continue reading
These past two weeks have been full of travel. And I've changed time zones so much that my endocrine system has yet to catch up. I have breakfast … Continue reading
I love Velveeta, but I feel really guilty eating it. Part of the reason is that it has a lot of modified ingredients, it certainly isn't "clean." … Continue reading