simpleordinaryjoyful Photos & Videos

2 months ago

Roll your own sushi is how we like to do sushi night. The only thing I made was the sushi rice and tuna poke. Everything else just went into bowls. Always make sure your fish is sushi grade. 🐟🔪🍣😷 . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #onthetable #sushi #tunapoke #poke

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2 months ago

Our first time camping at Porteau Cove happened back in April. This campground is booked solid throughout the camping season but due to a last minute cancellation, we managed to snatch it up not knowing that we were getting this magnificent view. So we tried and tried to book it again this summer but sadly, it was not meant to be. 😩 . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #camping #porteaucove #discoverbc #explorebc

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2 months ago

Last summer, while gazing at the smoke filled backdrop of Lake Louise, I decided it was as good a time as any to give stand-up paddle boarding a try. Nevermind that the lake is a glacier lake and like a million tourists were looking on. I got on in a crouching position and what seemed like forever plus a day later, the million of onlookers clapped and cheered me on when I finally stood up and didn’t fall in. . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #lakelouise #explorealberta #standuppaddle #sup

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3 months ago

So @dudelum made this zuppa Toscana for dinner tonight. Miracles do happen. Find this recipe in my cookbook (link in profile) #simpleordinaryjoyful

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5 months ago

It’s the beginning of spot prawn season! Got our first taste and they are delicious! We usually just toss them in a pot of boiling water with a few slices of ginger. Then serve with soy sauce and oil infused with ginger, green onion and garlic. Yum! . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #onthetable #spotprawns

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6 months ago

Check out my grazing table that I put together for @dudelum ’s 50th. Swipe right to see the feast! Link on how I did it, in profile.

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7 months ago

I have been wanting to try my hand at macarons for so long and still have not gone around to it. While in Paris, we came across Pierre Hermé and were told these were the best. Indeed they were amazing! My favourite flavour was the pink one (that’s why there were so many because we all wanted to try it), called Ispahan: rose, lychee and raspberry. What is your favourite flavour? . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #macaron #pierreherme #pierrehermeparis #onthetable

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8 months ago

Living in Vancouver, we are used to seeing snow on the mountains but not much in the city. This winter is no exception... Pretty mild and barely even any flurries. This photo was taken 2 years ago when we had a very snowy winter. Just beautiful! ❄️ But I’m not wishing for any. 😉 . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #explorebc #nature #lake #snow #snowday #snowy

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9 months ago

When we were kids, every Christmas Eve, after my dad closed up the store at 10pm, he would pile us all into the car and we’d go searching for Christmas lights. After hours of driving and ooh-ing and aah-ing, we’d end up in Chinatown to have a bowl of wonton noodle soup before driving home. We try to do something similar with our kids too but at a more reasonable hour. 😉 After Christmas Eve service at church, we have a Chinese dinner (because what else would be opened on Christmas Eve?) and then go driving around looking at lights. . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #tradition #christmaslights #canyonlights

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11 months ago

*** SOLD OUT *** Thanks, Everyone! Hope to have more of these events! It’s on! Venue is booked and menu is planned. Be one of the first to experience our workshop/dine with Flo event in Vancouver, BC, Dec 1. Link to register is in my profile. Please share with those who may be interested. Thanks! . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful

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11 months ago

Lately, I’ve been dreaming about this place. Even though we only stayed in this beautiful house for 3 weeks, the memories I have seem to span much longer. I loved the peacefulness, the simplicity of life and the delicious food from the weekend markets. I miss the glorious sunsets and the sound of cowbells and crickets. Do you ever crave a simpler life? . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #france #lespeyriers #bigorre

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11 months ago

I made beef bourguignon for the first time in the #instantpot for our hosts in France and they loved it! Why I would choose a French dish to entertain our French guests, I have no idea. Just thankful they enjoyed it. You can find this recipe in my cookbook (link in profile) and on my YouTube channel. It's still my favourite video to watch. . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #beefbourguignon #homemade #onthetable

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1 year ago

It is always incredible to me how quickly the colour of the leaves change in the Fall. One moment they are green, next they are red or yellow. Amazing! But it also means winter is on its way. We’ve already experienced a few extra cold days when I’ve felt my cold urticaria kick in. But Vancouver weather is unpredictable: Warm days in the forecast. Enjoy them while they last. 🍁 . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #fall #autumn #leaves

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1 year ago

I have lots of memories of roast chicken and potatoes. The smell reminds me of the farmers’ markets in Paris and the time we filmed the making of roast chicken in Bigorre, France. But making it in the #instantpot cuts the time down by about a half and reminds me of the time I had Jay Leno chin when we filmed the IP version. 😆 This recipe can be found in my cookbook (link in profile) and the two videos on my YouTube channel. What meal drums up the most memories for you? . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #roastchicken #homemade #onthetable

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1 year ago

Archie sure has changed our lives. He has taken us to places we never would have explored before and has led us to see more of God’s beautiful creation. Why is he called Archie? Check out our YouTube video “Hitting the Road - InstaLum150 VLOG 1” - youtube.com/flolum . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #jeeplife #instalumtrip

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1 year ago

As the weather cools and we head into Fall, I love making large pots of soups and stews so that we can enjoy little bowls or comfort, or big bowls. 😉 This chilli recipe can be found in my new cookbook (link in profile) and on my YouTube channel. What is your favourite comfort food? . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #chilli #instantpot #homemade #onthetable

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1 year ago

This was the first time we camped overnight up at the fire lookout. Unfortunately, the smoke from the wildfires obstructed our view but we enjoyed the quietness. . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #camping #instalumtrip

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1 year ago

It had been years since we last visited Seattle even though it is only a 3 hour drive away. We stayed with friends we had not seen in years, who are always so hospitable. And we met up with friends who drove up from California and spent a wonderful day with them. In between our reconnecting with friends, we found this bakery that have the most amazing morning buns! We had to go back for seconds the next day! . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #morningbuns #bakedgoods #macrinabakery

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1 year ago

I used to love paper crafts and over the years, it’s been hard to find the time. I think the last project was my daughter’s birth announcement, 12 years ago. I’m making these paper flowers for an event at our school this week. I have to say, I find it surprisingly therapeutic. . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #paperflowers #diy

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1 year ago

I’ve been obsessed with Finnish pancakes since we dined at the Hoito restaurant in Thunder Bay, ON last summer. We all prefer them over regular pancakes so I’ve been making these at least twice a month and am now looking for a cast iron crêpe pan. Any recommendations? . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #hoito #homemade #onthetable

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1 year ago

I’m missing Paris: shopping at the Farmers’ market, eating pastries and macarons, hearing the people speaking French, seeing the historic buildings and architecture, and especially hanging out in the little hidden gardens. One day, I’ll be back. #paris #instalumtripeuro #simpleordinaryjoyful #vespa

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1 year ago

Cherry blossom season is finally upon us! One day, I hope to see them in full bloom in Japan but until that day comes, we are enjoying them here. Not sure about where you are but people here have gone completely bonkers for them... crowding the streets with their phones and cameras, posing with ladders and prancing under the trees. In a few weeks, the next round will bloom and the craziness will ensue again. Happy Sakura! 🌸 . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #cherryblossom #sakura

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1 year ago

Cherry blossom season is finally upon us! One day, I hope to see them in full bloom in Japan but until that day comes, we are enjoying them here. Not sure about where you are but people here have gone completely bonkers for them... crowding the streets with their phones and cameras, posing with ladders and prancing under the trees. In a few weeks, the next round will bloom and the craziness will ensue again. Happy Sakura! 🌸 . . . . . #simpleordinaryjoyful #cherryblossom #sakura

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1 year ago

We woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland this morning but now it’s almost all gone. Thankful we live in this tiny pocket of Canada where the snow usually stays on the mountains and we can go see it if we want. This was taken last year when we had record breaking snowfall! . . . . . #explorecanada #explorebc #jeeplife #simpleordinaryjoyful

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1 year ago

Val Marie is a tiny village with a population of 137 just outside Grassland National Park. You wouldn’t know it but we found some delicious espresso in a little café tucked away in the eco-museum. The woman that runs the café also runs one of the two restaurants in town. A few of the locals we met had moved there for a simpler life after living in Toronto and Vancouver. Sometimes, I too, crave for a simpler life. How about you? . . . . . #explorecanada #saskatchewan #grasslandsnationalpark #instalum150 #simpleordinaryjoyful

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