Hello Friends,

Here is what I thought was a sweet story. 

If you live in Vancouver, you may hear people getting out of their homes and balconies at 7 pm nightly to “make some noise” for the health care workers. 7 pm is the change of shifts and the city is showing them some love.

Here is the link to how this started in Vancouver. 

I have also been taking part in this 7 pm noise making. A few days ago, I decided to take my tambourine to my back alley to perhaps meet new neighbours. I spotted a neighbour in the apartment building right across from me with her cow bell. At the end of noise making, I walked over and stood below her window chatting. 

We’ve been neighbours for 10 years and just met! Then another neighbour in the next building over, hears the chatting and comes out. The three of us exchanged so many stories.

This now has become a new nightly tradition, getting to know my neighbours. I so look forward to this ritual now.

I told them that when I was a child, my grandmother and I went daily to visit neighbours at the same time everyday. Usually 4:30 to 5:00 pm was a quick neighbour check in, sip on a cuppa tea and eat a tasty bite of something. Sometimes we ventured further away from our home to see old neighbours that moved away. We never called to announce our visit as most people had no phones! Besides, if the neighbour or friend was not home, there were no shortage of people to visit. Our home was also flooded with daily people popping in to check on us.

This tradition still occurs in India, but these days people call in advance usually.

My friends would regularly come to my window where I studied to pursued me to step out and get some air or a snack. Walk on the sea front, eat some junky street food and then return to my books.

I hope you find ways to have a break from isolation.

"Start Somewhere, but Start" 
Hugs always,

Trudy Ann 

Upcoming Events:
Please click on my calendar for dates, maps and exact event timings. I may get called to do some cancellation markets, so check back on my website.

Farmers markets Listed as Essential Services and remains open.

Summer dates coming soon.
May dates on my calendar.


Painting above: Cindy Trevitt   Image link

Zoom meet ups with the Chai lady!

The story I told above made me realize that I have a fairly large mailing list and I wonder how many people are struggling with social isolation or just want to be part of a group. I also have a large group of people I know that are struggling with so many things.

I decided to launch regular zoom meetings for just this purpose. I need to first see what kind of interest there is in this. I am thinking they will be just under an hour long initially.

Usually I meet so many at shows and hear many stories. Here is your opportunity to share. (though in a group)

My ideas were that people can talk about some of the challenges, especially if it is food related and I can offer tons of ideas. I may even lead the group in regular meditation or other suggestions if you are struggling with being lonely. Or… even tell jokes!

It does not really matter what we talk about just so long as it is a safe place for people to talk, share, ask questions. 

Right now, it will be free and later in June by donation.

Please email me if interested and I will send you an invitation to attend the meeting. Look at the dates in the side bar.


Current zoom meeting dates:

Monday April 27 : 2 pm (Pacific Time)

Thursday April 30: 11 am  (Pacific Time)

Please email me if interested and I will send you an invitation to attend the meeting.

Let me know the date you would like this coming week.




Trudy Ann's soothing tummy tea


I am still taking orders. If you need anything, please let me know. Things have slowed down considerably and I don't have summer markets until May. Any orders are welcome.

If you have financial hardship or working on the front line, I can offer you case sizes. Please email for details. 

I am at Hastings Park Farmers Market Sunday April 19, 10 am - 2 pm (Curbside pick up possible)
You also have the option to pick up at my Kitchen By Appointment Only  between
11 am and 3 pm.

Creme De La Crumb,                                                                                     
1215 Clark Drive, Vancouver V5L 3K7
Call when you reach: (I will email the number)

I can ship to you, orders above $60 gives you free shipping.

For those that live outside of Vancouver or in the US
AMAZON: I just sent them more teas so you can also order direct there.
(Turmeric Ginger Tonic, Soothing Tummy Tea, Bombay Masala Chai)
Amazon is not currently taking any new products. 

Here is what I still have in stock that have been low in stock:
Bombay Masala 200 cup size ($95, 2 bags left)
Maple Cranberry 30 grams size ($8.00)



What I have right now is TIME! I tried to figure out how best to support people with my skills. I thought about wellness coaching- Helping people on their journey. Besides, this is what I do best.

Being healthy right now is crucial and I am taking extra care of what I eat/ drink. I hope you are too.
(Discounts available for those with financial hardship. I don't want funds to be an issue now for good health. I have TONS of free resources on my site as well)

Right now if you take my cooking classes, I am offering, 1 free 40 minute  1 to 1 coaching via zoom (or the phone)

After that if you need additional coaching, I have a 'package' that also includes weekly group coaching via zoom.

$155 for 6 weeks Coaching 
1 x 40 min one to one consultation
1 x weekly  group chats (6 weeks)  via zoom 40 mins
where you can discuss any food related issues, struggles, successes.

Weekly group follow up 
1 x weekly  group chats (4 weeks)  via zoom 40 mins

I feel that right now, being with a group, even virtually can be really helpful in staying on track to keep motivated. 


I have a few videos up on Instagram and you do not need an account to view them.

Here is the link to view these.

Healthy Tips from Trudy Ann:  Neti Pot for Allergies , WHY I FAST

YouTube Video

Trudy Ann's Keto Masala Kitchen

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I teach you to prepare many healthy keto vegetarian recipes. Register today and get a promo code at the end of the class to qualify for a 15 % discount at my online store. 
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