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Found a Friend in Mandel Public Libra...

Found a Friend in Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
On our last night in Florida, we spent some time on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Turns out they have a concert every Thursday nights – Clematis by Night – and the street is filled with restaurants, bars and other places to hang out and have a great time. But they also have a library!   The Mandel Public Library.  2 very int [...]

My Best Birthday Treat Ever

My Best Birthday Treat Ever
Happy birthday to me, look what I found!

It’s Cold, Go To Florida –...

It’s Cold, Go To Florida – #LexGoFurther #FloridaOrBust
And the border crossing wait begins… Luckily I have Gerry & Travel Bunny to keep me company

Tonight I’m at One of A Kind Se...

Tonight I’m at One of A Kind Selling Thorpe Toys Booth I30
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 [...]

Today I Got Called A Cougar

Today I Got Called A Cougar
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 [...]

Gerry & New Galleries

Run Gerry Run
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) [...]

Taken To The Cleaners – A Trave...

Taken To The Cleaners – A Travel Bunny Video
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 [...]

Dim Sum Quotes

Dim Sum Quotes
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 [...]

Day 5 Last Day – Live Below The...

Day 5 Last Day – Live Below The Line
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 [...]

Working Within The Rules – Live...

Working Within The Rules – Live Below The Line
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 [...]

Leg 1 – Toronto to Kingston ...

Leg 1 – Toronto to Kingston – #LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape
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 [...]

My travel companions for #LexGoFurthe...

My travel companions for #LexGoFurther–A Ford Escape
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 [...]

Snowmagedon and the Ford Blue Party 2...

Snowmagedon and the Ford Blue Party 2013
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 [...]

My Xmas Saints & Angels

My Xmas Saints & Angels
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 [...]

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 [...]

Gerry sniffing the herb

Gerry sniffing the herb
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.

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