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The last 9 hours of #56hrsofXmasCooki...

The last 9 hours of #56hrsofXmasCooking
My family is nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of roast beast dance through my head. It’s bunny in the tree, and me with my cup, planning it out, on what we will sup.

The Red Poppy for Remembrance Day

The Red Poppy for Remembrance Day
Last week I found myself explaining what the red poppies people were wearing on their chests meant. The poppies of Remembrance Day are such a part of life here in Canada that I was a little taken aback.  It took a moment for me to remember that I was speaking to someone from the US. The red poppies we pin over our hearts  in early November h [...]

Halloween Travel Bunny

Halloween Travel Bunny
Inspired by the folks at Idee and the Lovebots, Travel Bunny dressed up for Halloween this year. Can you guess what he dressed up as?

The Egg I Want For Easter is Big and ...

The Egg I Want For Easter is Big and Green
I don’t really celebrate Easter. Oh sure I make the traditional Scalloped Potatoes and my mom and I did an Easter Egg Hunt every year until Gerry decided it was foolish. (Note: that happened well past my 30th birthday) But I would like to write this open letter to the Easter Bunny, who I am sure exists and reincarnates because he shows [...]

Happy Pi Day To Mathies, Bookies and ...

Happy Pi Day To Mathies, Bookies and Normals Alike.
It’s Pi Day again! This year with the release of Life of Pi the movie, you can now celebrate mathematically, culinary, literarily or cinematically.  Check out Life of Pi in it’s two forms, Pie in it’s many forms and contemplate the most popular of all irrational numbers. I didn’t plan right this year and so I can’t  indulge in a pie with ever [...]

This Year’s Pickle Bearer R...

This  Year’s Pickle Bearer – Kaho
And so it begins, with This Year’s Pickle Bearer – @kahoamano #publicpickle

New Solstice Tradition – Noisem...

New Solstice Tradition – Noisemakers, Lightmakers and Troublemakers!
HAPPY SOLSTICE! — Tonight join us at Allan Gardens 7pm for a Soltice parade. As you know we usually do parade for Solstice – noisemakers, lightmakers, troublemakers – that kind of thing. We’re doing it again this year, but not in Kensington.  (you can see my rant on that here: http://unsweetened.ca/2011/12/happy-solsti [...]

A Little Sweet For My Sweets

A Little Sweet For My Sweets
(yes, that’s you!) May your Valentine’s Day be all that you want it to be or whatever you want it to be, preferably both! And if that takes buying yourself a little heart shaped candy to feel loved, I say go for it!

Why No Kensington?

Why No Kensington?
Wow, I’ve already had people asking “What? No Kensington Market this year?!?” And the answer is: “No” As many of you know, and many of you have participated, we have traditionally celebrated the Festival of Lights in Kensington Market.  (Not exclusively of course,  as long-time readers will know from this post originally written in the dayboo [...]

A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence
Today is Remembrance Day. A day of ceremony, poppies and a moment of silence. So I remember, and honour, and give thanks for family and protectors around the world. May next year find us closer to a war-free world. In honour of Lieutenant-General Samuel Finley Clark aka Uncle Fin.  Picture source: Courtesy of Clive M. Law

The Society Of the Public Pickle

The Society Of the Public Pickle
In our annual celebration of birthday-birthday, we were joined by a whack of our friends at the Crown and Dragon to eat wings, drink beer and pose with pickles. We attempted to sample each of the 30-types of wings available at the Crown and Dragon, but unfortunately we missed 3 – Apple & Cinnamon, East Coast “Donair” and The Rookie BBQ ( [...]

5YAT: Golden Glowing Xmas Day

5YAT: Golden Glowing Xmas Day
25 December, 2004 – Warm & Windy [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] I woke up early with a vision of a glowing golden Xmas tree in my mind. Foolish to think that Santa had come and made my Xmas morning filled with a glowing golden light. Hell, I don’t even believe in Santa Claus cum Santa Claus – and yet I hesitated getti [...]

Thanksgiving Dinner In The Air

Thanksgiving Dinner In The Air
Sadly no big eating for us this Thanksgiving. Our flight home from New Brunswick pulled us from a BIG feast prepared by 2 professional chefs and 2 MORE amazingly good home cooks.Our hosts decided to pack us up plates to-go at the last minute. Little did we know how much they packed in. We goobled to-go plates on the plane. And the only chall [...]

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday
Oh how I’d love to be in the kitchen kneading the dough for Hot Cross Buns. Or re-making the tart shells for the lemon tarts I have planned for tonight’s dessert but got a little overcooked because I’m sick and got distracted. Instead I’ve been relegated to bed. Again. I’m kind of tired of this being sick thing [...]

Xmas Traditions Meme

Xmas Traditions Meme
My mom arrives today and I’m feeling all Xmasy so I thought I’d inflict this Xmas meme on you.  You can blame it on DaniGirl As with all memes that come through my hands, I have taken liberties with the questions being asked, because, well… it’s my bl**ping blog and I can if I want to. There are so many ways to celebrate the season, and once [...]

Easter Bunny Pie

Easter Bunny Pie
There are a lot of options when considering what to make for Easter Dinner. You could have Ham. You could have Lamb. You could even have Spam. We have Easter Bunny Pie. If you’ve ever made a chicken pie, this is essentially the same except you are using rabbit meat. Easter Bunny Rabbit Pie Prepare the pastry First decide whether you’ll be ma [...]

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