Happy birthday to me, look what I found!
And the border crossing wait begins… Luckily I have Gerry & Travel Bunny to keep me company
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 [...]
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 [...]
So much going on here that I’m testing a new wordpress plugin that lets me use Flickr photos in an embedded gallery. Ya, tech/blog stuff you probably don’t care about… but I do.
In the meantime, why not look at my handsome & charming - muse, task master and PIC (that’s partner-in-CheapEats not partner-in-crime)
Sometimes it gets to be a bit much, this travelling with Travel Bunny. He sneaks into my luggage and pops up in the most unusual places, often near food, on my pillow, horning in on my drink or cuddling with yet another random stranger.
After 25 years of this, it was time to take him to task. Or at least … well… watch and find out.
And ju [...]
For our first meal after Live Below The Line we returned to our regularly scheduled weekend dim sum.
We headed out further a field than usual because our friend Linda was visiting and she came equipped with a car. So we headed north to where some of the best dim sum in the GTA can be found these days.
As usual the conversation was smart (Lind [...]
I wasn’t hungry when I woke up. I don’t remember my dreams. But within minutes of starting our day it was obvious we were hangry. Don’t know it? It’s that state when lack of food makes you unreasonably angry and frustrated with almost everything.
We had it bad!
And perhaps we let it show a bit more today because it was [...]
Preparing for the Live Below The Line challenge has been our main focus around here this weekend. What we’ll eat, what we won’t. What to buy, what we won’t. How to maximize our food budget of $1.75 per day.
Gerry has mentioned repeatedly how this would be “much easier in August when there is plenty of food to forage around Toronto.”
As soon [...]
The first step of Lex Go Further – a Ford Escape was picking up the Ford Escape.
Rannie was there when I got it to give me a run down on the Sync & MyFord Touch, Hands-free Lift Gate, and specifically the Active Park Assist Feature which I can’t imagine anyone wanting to try their own for the first time! (But more on that [...]
For the most part, I was alone while on this trip, but I did have some companionship during the trip.
Gerry joined me for the warm-up leg from Toronto to Kingston, which meant once I got the car I had to wait for him to finish up his day before we could hit the road… waiting waiting waiting… I’d say I was patient, but I’d be lying.
The For [...]
On Friday in the midst of the biggest blizzard of the year, so far, we bundled up and headed out to attend the Ford Blue Party, affectionately hashtagged #FordBlueTO, a big party hosted by Ford Canada in preparation for the upcoming Canadian Auto Show.
A great group of people braved the weather to make it out and while the place wasn’t packe [...]
Inspired by this shot taken 5 years ago, we have taken to getting our holiday dining companions to pose with their chargers.
Some achieve very angelic visages, some a little more humours, but they have all been good sports.
If you want to recreate this experience with your friends and family, remember a couple of tips:
1. always pose after t [...]
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 [...]
In preparation for the next Chef’s #LoveCDNBeef series, Gerry and I visited Kensington Market yesterday to pick up some of the ingredients we needed to test the recipe.
When we stopped for lunch, Gerry couldn’t resist hauling out the herbs again-and-again to taking big heady sniffs.