We based our decision to move to the north, in part, on the desire to simplify and to therefore have more time to enjoy our lives. That was easy enough at first. But then we got jobs and friends and commitments, which are all somehow amplified during the summer months.
However, now that the snow has begun to settle over our little town, northern life has begun to slow, bringing about a welcome change for me personally. One of my favourite things to do when this change occurs is to have slow mornings at home; to take the time to grind fresh coffee, light a few candles, and cook the mornings away. On the menu this morning was my take on eggs benedict, complete with creamy hollandaise made from my fresh, homemade butter and crispy back bacon from Happy Pig.