It is snowy and blowy here. The walk to the outhouse this morning required snowshoes. I didn’t wear snowshoes. But it did require them. #mycurrentview
It’s cold, snowy and nasty in Toronto. The Polar Vortex has taken hold and made lives miserable, and created the Canada everyone thinks we live in all year round. Or so I hear.
I’m sitting in Florida on a couch surrounded by dogs, sniffling and whining about still being sick.
One of the two of our crew who’ve actually made [...]
Starting our Xmas tree decoration. Thinking I may also be done our Xmas tree decoration.
Not sure if this is minimalist, but is certainly deconstructed.
It’s the darkest day of the year, and there are threats of ice storms, but that won’t stop us from walking around in the dark banging our drums and shaking our noisemakers. Yes, I am forcing my little family back out into to the cold to march around Allan Gardens holding candles, making noise, and collecting holiday stares to chas [...]
It’s time for a life hack and while for most people that means walking out of an office, to me it probably means walking back into one.
I have spent the last 15 years running my own businesses, creating products, leading teams, building online communities, mentoring, writing, editing and publishing books, and consulting. On the side I raised [...]
Sure other people might spend their Thursday night Tapping That or watching this, but I’m going to get my thrills by selling wooden toys at the One of a Kind Craft Show tonight. Selling Thorpe Toys!
I love Thursday late night at One of a Kind, but selling until 11pm and the long drive back to Waterloo makes it a long day for the in-law [...]
What a treat to open the door to find these Bauli treats after a long and somewhat trying weekend. Thanks Bauli Canada, I know what’s for coffee break today.
I’ve always looked at Bauli Panettone and Pandoro as magical boxes that show up at the stores before Xmas, since they aren’t really part of my Canadian/anglo/scots/aca [...]
Dreamt of home last night.
Woke up missed the sound of the waves, the kiss of of the wind, the flavour of salt air on my lips.
Feeling the pull of the island, the woods, the river. The love.
Cougar: I’m not sure if it’s a bad thing, a good thing or a neutral thing.
But I can tell you I was surprised when I realized I got called one while walking with Gerry in the park. Gerry is only 3 years younger than me (which he insisted I point out.)
Here’s what happened. We were walking through Allan Gardens and a woman sitting in t [...]
I’ve spent the better part of the last 2 days curled up popping echinacea with a hot mug of NeoCitran, a big box of kleenex and Netflix. With my duvet wrapped around me and pillows propping me up, I scroll through the endless movies options but I seem to find myself watching schlock! Usually Chick Flicks & Rom-Com schlock.
Help me inte [...]
I’m watching my friends on instagram and facebook share their adventures and upscale meals at restaurants in NYC, Shanghai, London & Montreal while I climb fences, pick apples, cook and talk to horses. I’m feeling pretty blessed today.
Already using the Nordic Ware that was delivered as part of the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference swag.
Gerry said as we plunked this onto the bbq “I wonder what the people without Nordic Ware are doing for lunch” We have plans afoot to develop some recipes for the Nordic Ware 365 Chicken Leg and Jalapeno Griller that will invol [...]
This just in from from @Nordicware #FBC2013 Swag!
Seriously, everyone going to the first ever Food Bloggers of Canada Conference were sent these from Nordic Ware, along with a challenge to use them, blog about it and get entered for a random draw for an even bigger set. Wow!
And yes, I’m attendin [...]
I was in at Luma today talking to Jason Bangerter about our upcoming panel at the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference in April. It should be a lively discussion and with Alison Fryer of the Cookbook Store moderating you know we’ll be kept on our toes.
Sadly I was pretty sniffly when I arrived at Luma, but Ben kept my tea hot and honey [...]
They haunt me. Parnips are evil.
The End of the Adventure – more stories and photos to come.but thank you @FordCanada for the great ride! #LexGoFurther