I tend to read mostly e-books these days but I still can’t resist the allure of a print book – particularly if I am at an independent bookstore. I have a rule there – I must buy a minimum of three books to support the business! I confess that the books do pile up on… Continue reading I fear this will be me . . .
One of the things we have discovered about this area is that there is always something going on . . . In fact, sometimes there is TOO much going on and one must make choices. Today started at Mission Creek Regional Park for the Kikinee Festival. Kikinee AKA Kokanee are a type of salmon but… Continue reading Salmon, art, pizza and pie
I’ve spent a lot of time on hold over the past few months what with selling and moving across the country . . . anyone else feel like this is reality?
We’ve been home for just over a week and the McDougall Creek fire is still burning out of control. The two fires it spawned across the lake are considered ‘held’ and everyone has returned to their homes (unless they were the ten homes that were destroyed by the inferno). On this side of the lake… Continue reading Still here, fire is still burning
We were in Toronto last week for ETFO’s 25th anniversary celebration. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with former colleagues. When I retired during COVID I didn’t really have an opportunity to say proper goodbyes. Last week I did. Oddly one of the questions that everyone asked was ‘are you impacted by the fires’.… Continue reading The McDougall Creek wildfire
This is a great side dish for the summer. It is easy to make, uses all sorts of summer veggies, doesn’t require a lot of cooking, and feeds a crowd. It also does not have a mayo based dressing making it a better choice for summer entertaining. Oh yes, it tastes great. That helps. 🙂… Continue reading Greek pasta salad
That was a fun six weeks. More to come . . .
Mom used to say that being raised during the depression taught her to never waste food (she was born in 1940. LOL) That frugality was passed on to me. I HATE throwing food away. In order to avoid wasting food we are working hard at getting the food in the pantry/freezer/refrigerator used up before we… Continue reading Food
My sister was in town last wee. I think she wanted to wander her old haunts one last time because after we move there will be nothing to draw her back here except for memories. While she was here I invited my cousin and his wife for dinner. Other than being just a good opportunity… Continue reading Thai carrot salad
It’s asparagus season here in Ontario. One of my favourite times of the year. Asparagus is usually the first locally grown vegetables to hit the market and it signals lots of goodness to come. We’ve had asparagus in our CSA box for two weeks now and it has been delicious! One of my favourite things… Continue reading Asparagus risotto