I spent a quiet afternoon reading, while my son, Creighton, prepared Mexican dinner. After receiving inspiration from Jo Tracey's recent post about 'Decision Bowl Dinners,' Richard, Creighton and I decided to borrow that idea -- with a twist. 1) We drew the name of which one of us would cook Friday night dinner. 2) We… Continue reading Borrowing a Great Idea
Saturday Kitchen: Destination Canada
I’m delighted to share this post written by my Australian friend, Jo, ‘The Hungry Writer.’ Oh, and for a bit of ambience, here’s a quick clip to set the mood.
What must-experience Canadian dishes would you add to her list?
(Nearly) every Wednesday night we draw a cuisine or a theme from the “Decision Bowl” and (nearly) every Saturday night we cook it. Once a month (or so) I’ll pick one to tell you about. Welcome to Saturday Kitchen…
When Grant opened the little piece of paper that read “Canada” he tried to fold it up and put it back in the bowl before Sarah and I noticed.
‘What’s it say?’ I asked.
‘Canada,’ he said.
‘Cool,’ I said.
‘I don’t know how I feel about that,’ said Sarah.
‘There’s nothing you can cook for Canada so I might as well put it back in,’ he said.
‘There’s heaps I can cook. There’s pecan pie and pumpkin pie and heaps of other things I’m sure.’
‘I don’t like pecan or pumpkin pie,’ said Sarah.
‘How do you know?’ I asked.
When Grant continued to look sceptical, I said, ‘You…
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A Bad Day at the Beach
Only three days ago, I posted about our morning walks to the ocean. Coffees in tow, scores of wildlife and a comfortable lack of crowds. What a difference a couple of days can make. This morning when we headed off, it was cold but dry...with a couple of pesky dark clouds on the horizon. Still,… Continue reading A Bad Day at the Beach
Early on, in our time of social isolation, a couple of different groups of my friends and family began to check in on each other via video conferences. These have been incredibly powerful. With many friends and family members living so far away, I wonder why we hadn't done this as groups before? One of… Continue reading Soul-Soothing Activities
Laundry Soap Soup
Our Amazon order arrived the other day. Head and Shoulders Shampoo and Tide Pods. What can I say? We live an exciting life. Seeking to be a good homemaker in the age of COVID-19, I tried to do everything (okay, most things) recommended. We used contactless delivery We left the unopened cardboard box in our garage for… Continue reading Laundry Soap Soup
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From Our Home to Your Home
Wishing each of you a happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you for reading and for following along. Your friendship, comments and support have meant a great deal to me. I will be taking a blogging break from now until January. I look forward to seeing you then. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Do You Truly Know Who is in the Car Ahead of You?
Last Thursday, I woke up in a hurry. I wanted to get to my walking group and I had things to do. Important things. If you asked me now, I could not begin to tell you what those important things were. Still, I was in a rush but somehow kept finding urgent things that required… Continue reading Do You Truly Know Who is in the Car Ahead of You?
Salish Sea Culinary Adventures
Last night, Richard and I attended Salish Sea Culinary Adventures. Through this program, culinary/hospitality students prepare and serve full-course, locally sourced meals. The Salish Sea encompasses Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the waters off of Vancouver, BC. Thus, these meals focus on local ingredients from both land and ocean. Yesterday was a… Continue reading Salish Sea Culinary Adventures
Blogging, Friendship and Community
This morning, I woke up to Jude's post on Blogging, Friendship and Community. At first glance, you may think that you have read this post before. Jude is one of the six bloggers who attended the Bloggers' Meet-Up on Vancouver Island this past July. While she does discuss the get-together (with some never seen before… Continue reading Blogging, Friendship and Community