Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday or Paczi Day is the day before Lent. I won’t go into what Lent is, because frankly I don’t have the background to do it justice. The gist of it is that you have to give up all the good things in your kitchen – lard, flour, sugar, eggs (and more) for Lent.
The co [...]
Chef Jesse Vergen, that’s who!
You may remember Jesse from his profile as part of the Chefs #LoveCDNBeef series, his Beef Tongue Taco recipe which is a favourite on Pinterest as well, or from the number of times I’ve mentioned this meal when talking about going to Saint John.
I’m a huge fan of Jesse’s for a bunch of reasons, not the least of [...]
HoHoTO in 2 days on Dec 19th!?!? Really? HoHoTO is always one of the best parties in town, and this year will be no exception but it has come on so fast. I guess it’s because because I’m not right in the thick of it. I’ve been pretty quiet about HoHoTO this year, at least quiet compared to years past.
As you may know, the original band of [...]
While our city and it’s mayor are in the midst of a horrendous PR nightmare, there are two bright spots that crossed my desk this week. And they shine just a little brighter given crap that’s being flung around about Toronto.
We Are Toronto
We Are Toronto launched this week, I assume in direct response to the impressions the act [...]
Seriously?!? Tomorrow is National Punctuation Day in the US. September 24th is a “celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons and the every-mysterious ellipsis.”
It’s also an excellent day to ask the questions: how do they get all these cool and seemingly random celebrat [...]
I don’t share videos much, but this is just too good not to share.
Prepare for earworm!
Song & video produced by Julia Bentley & Andrew Gunadie
And from Van46Digital, Canadian Dance Moves to Canadian, Please!
Now, go ahead and try to tell me you aren’t singing along. Canadian, please!
I’ve been watching the new magazine More – Canada’s Magazine Celebrating Women Over 40 – since it launched. I’m a big fan of Canada, I’m a big fan of celebrating, and hell, I’m a woman over 40.
I haven’t gotten a subscription but I have signed up for their Haute Flash newsletter. I’m watching to see how or if they will find that [...]
For the last 5 days I’ve gotten a daily email tip on how to live a little greener. Not a lot. Just a little. But add up 30 ways to make my life a little more eco-friendly, and multiply that by the number of people who are reading… and bing bang boom, we’re making a difference.
You can sign up and get these eco-fr [...]
The woman with the camera from CBC loved the dogs, but since only Pork Pie and Meatloaf came out to help, the rest were howling away. There is a great clip in her final video of the ones who had to stay on the island howling.
I just got an update and it has gotten cold enough!!! The river has frozen, and Dad is busy marking the path to shore with trees. . That means the 50 Paces Project is going to be installed this year. I’m working on a quick schedule and figuring out how to get the over 500 photos printed and ready to h [...]
A little bit of Canadiana for those of us missing the winters of our childhoods. The theme music will conjure up winter Saturday mornings when the snow was piled deep outside your door. Your parents still tucked in bed, you were curled up on the floor in front of the tv. Your corn flakes getting soggy as you switch quickly f [...]
While I’m already being teased about my ability to stave off sleep, I’m planning on participating in Nuit Blanche with Rockr & Junkii (or is it just the Junkiis) tomorrow night.
I have already compiled a list of all-night-CheapEats to keep my strength up, and Ger has been working on a list of installations to hit.
Some of th [...]
Avast, me maties!
Fer all ye lubbers out thar, drink your grog smartly me beauties, because tomorrow be Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Prepare to be boarded, cuz I be Cap’n!
Or at least, so saith the quiz: What’s Yer Inner Pirate?
Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats of any man that stands between t [...]
Our buddy New Brunswick artist Glenn Hall did a couple of his Island Boy’s Excellent Adventure sketches when we were on the island this summer.
I decided it would be fun to make a couple of tee-shirts from them. So I asked Glenn’s permission to use the images on Cafe Press. I made a couple of personalized Tees
and t [...]