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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 [...]

Gravy Pizza done right! Bannock’...

Gravy Pizza done right! Bannock’s Roast Duck Poutine Pizza!
Some of you may remember my photo which made it on to This Is Why You’re Fat, and into the print edition too. It was a photo of gravy pizza from House of Georgie in Ottawa. Rockr & Junkii and I shared it, and we all agreed that it was bad for us, not well implemented and had some serious potential. Bannock, the new O+B restaurant,at [...]

Blind Tasting aka Trust Game

Blind Tasting aka Trust Game
For years we’ve been talking about doing a tasting game with our friends Rockr & Junkii. Modeled after Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen taste challenges where the chef’s palates are evaluated, challenged and sometimes pushed well past the comfort zone. Watching this kind of thing made each of us wonder exactly how good or bad [...]

Dinner Designed For Me

Dinner Designed For Me
It’s hard to go wrong with a menu that’s designed for you. I recently sat down with Chef Matt Kantor to design a dinner for 4 that I won in the LittleKitchen.ca contest. I was really excited – a meal designed for ME… er, and my guests – Gerry, Rockr & Junkii. I know their tastes fairly well.  Gerry and I have been together for 20 years an [...]

Hand Made Noodles at Sun’s Kitc...

Hand Made Noodles at Sun’s Kitchen
Click to Play One of the cool things we ended up doing this weekend with Rockr & Junkii was hitting the Pacific Mall. We’ve gotten lots and LOTs and LOTS of recommendations for the food there and we’d just been aching to sample what’s available.  The food available covers most of the traditional Asian cuisines and whe [...]

A Week of Daily Dramas

A Week of Daily Dramas
Also known as trying to catching you up on what I was up to the week around the launch. (You can also read the twitter version here) Sunday’s Drama – Honk, Honk, I’m Driving a Big-Assed Vehicle! We booked a mid-sized car at a great rate of $161 for a whole week, but somehow ended up with a big-assed vehicle (or “cro [...]

CheapEats Ottawa Launch – tomor...

CheapEats Ottawa Launch – tomorrow!!
As I’ve said before, after months and months and months (and months) of working on it, the books are here and we’re having a party! TOMORROW!! The CheapEats Ottawa Book Launch & You’re Invited! CheapEats Ottawa Book Launch Feb 13th, 7pm-9pm at East African Restaurant in Ottawa, sponsored by Beau’s All Natural Brewe [...]

The Race to Save the Giant Locust ...

The Race to Save the Giant Locust – Nuit Blanche Toronto
I realized there is absolutely no point in writing up my own description of our Nuit Blanche experience when Rockr has captured it so brilliantly. We all pretty much agreed that this year, Toronto’s Nuit Blanche was less interesting in terms of exhibits than it was last year. I mean, come on. Three boxes — one vibrating, one vibra [...]

Family Bus Trip

Family Bus Trip
It seems like August is the month to run into family unexpectedly in Ottawa.  (Remember last year’s surprise encounter with my Aunt from Holland  at a play in the park? ) This time, I surprised my cousin Dr. E & her husband by getting on the bus they were riding. “What are you doing here?” Dr. E demanded, treating me as [...]

Book Meme redux

Book Meme redux
I decided to participate in Venus' Book Meme without being tagged.  I don't usually do memes, but I'm sick and bored, and had a book easily within grasp. Here are the meme instructions:  (you've likely seen this one before) Grab the closest book to you. Open to page 123 and find the fifth sentence on the page. Pos [...]

It’s A Banner Day

It’s A Banner Day
In celebration of successfully completing NaBloPoMo, and perhaps because I had a little free time from not posting yesterday, I decided unsweetened.ca need a little freshening up. Inspired by Junkii’s redesign of the CEOT banner (which will be up soon!), I introduce to you, unsweetened.ca‘s new banner: ,

#78 Go Multimedia

#78 Go Multimedia
Right-y-right then, multimedia.  Here are a couple of my Junkii inspired videos: Pop! — This was my first ever attempt at video.  Taken at the Galleria in North York after attempting to photograph the rice cakes being turned from rice to cake with a *POP*.  Junkii suggested I push the little record button instead.  This is the result.  [...]

Cats Get Musical

Cats Get Musical
Think this is funny?  You ain’t seen nothing yet.  Click through to see Rocr & Junkii’s collection of Record Store Cats from b3ta.hnldesign.nl

Daily Update: day 3 – I got rip...

Daily Update: day 3 – I got ripped

Nuit Blanche, Jour Noir

Nuit Blanche, Jour Noir
We went. We saw art. We took photos. We got rained on. We handed out buttons. We took the TPTPC. We discoed. We slipped in mud. We sipped espresso. We sat in door ways. We listened. We ate chocolate. We ran into cool people. We stayed up late, so now we’re napping.  Don’t bug us.

All Nighter – Nuit Blanche

All Nighter – Nuit Blanche
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. So [...]

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