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
There are so many things that crop up when you move that add to the expense. New window coverings can be a big one. I saw this today and I confess it has me thinking . . .
Remember Lassie? No matter how bad the situation was Lassie would arrive just in the nick of time to save the day (or the life of someone in crisis). People think of this when they think of pets. Let me tell you, if you have cats it will be a very different scenario . .… Continue reading Cats
It’s a bit of hyperbole to say that any pasta dish is comfort food since pasta by its nature is a plate of comfort. However, this dish is comfort food. Yes. I did go there. This pasta dish couldn’t be easier and comes together as quickly as it takes to boil the pasta. It’s also… Continue reading Pasta with ham and peas
It was a hectic time last weekend but we managed to put in an offer on a house before we had to fly back to Toronto. Before we started this process Paul and I put together a list of things we wanted in a new house. There were things that were non-negotiable for each of… Continue reading We have a house
A part of the Canadian identity . . .