the ocean family

muddling through

muddling through // movita beaucoup

Oh, boy. Where to start? 2.0’s mummy, Jackie, passed away on December 10th. Our hearts broke. The holidays were weird. We focused on putting one foot in front of the other. And then 2.0’s grandmother passed away on January 13th. It has been a rough time. There have been tears, but also lots of laughs thanks…

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giant balls cake

giant balls cake | movitabeaucoup.com

If a google search has directed you here so you can make a cake shaped like male genitalia, welcome. This is the cake I made for my niece a few weeks ago. It was her birthday, and I wanted to make our family jewel a very special cake. The Very Special Cake was supposed to look like one of…

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the view from here – wink’s workshop

. . . Yesterday was spent by the ocean. Wink is 2.0’s grandfather. He was a lobster fisherman, and he built the house that he and his wife, Helen, still live in today. His barn/workshop is one of the coolest places I’ve visited in a while, so I tiptoed around taking pictures lest I forget…

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the view from here

. . . 2.0 and I spent the day visiting his mother by the sea; a windswept beach, tasty eats and good company. I hope you’ve enjoyed a similar sort of joy this weekend…

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the view from here

. . . Christmas Eve with The Beaucoups, Haddy and The Otherfords. Christmas Day with The Ocean Family. It doesn’t get any better than that. Hope you’re enjoying the best of the season, and squeezing in as much love and laughter as possible…

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fancy pants pancakes

Do you love breakfast? If you’ve been here before, you probably know that I’m really into breakfast. Mostly because it’s a meal that can be consumed in bed without judgment. Pheasant under glass? Probably not socially acceptable bed-fare. Pancakes? Totally acceptable. Probably encouraged. I mean, think of all those commercials with grubby children bringing their…

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jackie’s spicy chicken wings

spicy chicken wings | movita beaucoup

On September 11th, 2.0 and I celebrated our third anniversary. We celebrated by eating 31 chicken wings. That’s how we do romance. Chicken wings followed by a good flossing of one’s teeth. I adapted this recipe from a recipe 2.0’s mummy, Jackie, gave us. 2.0’s sister, Kim, told me they were like, the best chicken…

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jackie’s fish chowder

. . . I’m a Maritimer. Born and raised in Nova Scotia. So is 2.0. Maritimers are a happy and… robust people. Mostly because we like to eat chowder. Lots of it. Don’t tell me you don’t like fish. And don’t even think about saying you don’t like lobster. Because you do. And don’t tell…

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