Monday, October 5, 2009

All Shook Up

Should be doing MASSIVE amounts of book-keeping, but it has actually been THREE months since I posted anything here and damn if I don't think that is ridiculous, also, I am well practiced in the art of Procrastination.

First things first....

I visited my Aunt a few weekends ago in the Big City (that's Toronto folks, I know... I'm small potatoes...) and I went into a place in Kensington (God bless Kensington) called Global Cheese and purchased some Montasio Friulano cheese.... (which by the way is Incred-IBLY delicious albeit, quite expensive.) I know that there are some people in my world who are horrified (and rightly so, in some cases) by "fancy" cheeses (such as Apple Smoked Gouda.....), but I LOVE CHEESE. And, frankly, despite my derierre, I know that Cheese Loves Me.

So, I now have two goals....

1. Find more delicious kinds of Fruilano; and

2. Still manage to fit into a dress like this.....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's that time again. Canada Day! Happy Birthday Canada, and Thanks.
We've had our disagreements, we've had our differences... but all in all, I am more than proud to call you Home.

Just a few places that I've seen in this country that make me love it all the more.
Old Woman's Bay, on Lake Superior...

A Storm North West of Calgary....

Lake Louise! Holy Cow it's beautiful!!!

And of course, my Beloved Salt Spring Island. I think of you always and carry you in my heart...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tea Dresses

I LOVE the Tea Dress. I totally lucked out and found one similar these at Old Navy and have been hooked ever since...

They are perfect for a gal like myself, who enjoys the cardigan, and also wants to look like a librarian... Bless the Tea Dress.

Whoa! Really?!?!?


First off Go Wings GO!


What the heck is this?

Recently Tara and I were talking about the sideboob, but this is ridiculous!!! On what planet does a lady wear something like this on their wedding day? I tell you. On a planet where they ain't got no class!

Friday, May 8, 2009

I Love The Swedes, Red Wings and Meatballs Alike

So, a few nights ago I had to whip up a quick dinner and a few days prior to that I'd picked up the President's Choice World's Best Meatless Meatballs. SOOO, in my effort to make something quick I made my favorite easy pasta dish, where I basically sautee shallots in olive oil, then add any veggies I have going on in the fridge, (i.e. red peppers, asparagus, zucchini, etc.), add some white or red wine that I've got kicking around, cook it all up, add a can of diced tomatoes and then let it reduce whilst the pasta is boiling. This time though, I tossed in the whole box of Meatless Meatballs. HOLY CRAP they were AMAZING! They only take about 2 minutes to cook, maybe five minutes from frozen! Yummers!

The point of this whole deal is that I am now on the look-out for a Swedish Meatball recipe that I can make with these bad boys! I'll try out a couple of recipes and get back to you.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Puggle

Are You Kidding ME??? Okay, So I recently saw the movie, "I Love You, Man" and they had this adorable puggle (pug/beagle cross) that I fell in love with... LOOKIT HOW CUTE!

And just when I think there couldn't be a cuter pug....


So, for my birthday my Mum bought me a vintage Harmony Reso-Tone Banjo.  She is beautiful and sounds so sweet it makes me want to cry a little.  Seeing as I've never played before, I decided that lessons would be in order and I can only tell you that I want MORE MORE MORE!  Listening to the instructor 'drop some riffs' was so insane, and I, miraculously, was actually able to follow along with little effort!!!   I think I've met my musical match!  I can't wait to pull up my socks and kick some banjo ass!  

I found some pictures on-line of the little darlin' 

Ain't she sweet?!