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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.

Happy Solstice! Ready to Bang Our Dr...

Happy Solstice!  Ready to Bang Our Drums.
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 [...]

CUTCO Carver – 9-inch Carving K...

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[unsweetened.ca sponsored post] One of the knives I was interested in trying as part of the work I’m doing with Cooking with CUTCO was one of the CUTCO Carvers. Carving knives, especially at Christmas, have a special place in my heart. We used to go to my grandparent’s house for Xmas and my grandmother would present a perfectly roasted turkey [...]

Fresh Snow on the Road.

Fresh Snow on the Road.
One of the best things about traveling in Canada by train or bus immediately after a snow storm is that it’s so pretty. In fairness, it’s always pretty but the dusting of or piling of, fresh clean white snow makes everything look like it has been painstakingly crafted for a holiday special. But it’s not that commercial, it& [...]

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 [...]

First Xmas Present

First Xmas Present
One of the most interesting things about Interns from away is sharing Canadian culture and traditions with them. As a proud, fiercely proud, Canadian it gives me great joy to share these things. Today it was sharing a first Xmas present in the form of a hat which can be worn as a beret or as a toque

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 [...]

5YAT: Jingled In A Glass

5YAT: Jingled In A Glass
24 December, 2004 – Warm! Wet! Windy! +7º [This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series] YUCK! Today’s ablutions involved bundling up for the long walk through the wind and rain to the outhouse.  It’s GROSS out there! All the snow is gone, gone, gone! Mainland-side is open with ice flow chunks along the shore. The gap is open. The glen-s [...]

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 [...]

Xmas Story

Xmas Story
For those of you looking to killing some time during the holiday madness… here’s a little tale I told last year of a little girl and her daddy waiting in line to see Santa. It starts like this: It was the late 1960s in department store in Saint John, New Brunswick. I was 4 or 5, dressed up in my green velvet dress with a white la [...]

The Month in Review

The Month in Review
[Looking for a holiday message? I give you an Xmas story: Is that you Santie Claus? Happy Ho Ho Ho!] Monitoring the posting on the blog, you might think I’ve gone into hiding for the last month or so.  When in fact I have been on the phone steadily since the month began.  And it has been successful! Only 9 pesky restaurants still elude [...]

Delurk Yourself!

Delurk Yourself!
According to Papernapkin this year’s National Delurking Week started Monday and ends today! Andrea says “I don’t need praise heaped on me like cowpie on a farm field.” I, on the other had, do. I admit it, I need praise (or at least attention) heaped on me like cowpie on a farm field, and I’m happy to spread it too. So, if y [...]

Vox Version – Delurk Yourself!

Vox Version – Delurk Yourself!
It’s the last day of National Delurking Week According to Papernapkin this year’s National Delurking Week started Monday and ends today! Andrea says “I don’t need praise heaped on me like cowpie on a farm field.” I, on the other had, do. I admit it, I need praise (or at least attention) heaped on me like cow [...]

Vox Hunt: My Loot

Vox Hunt: My Loot
Show us your loot! I swear we all agreed to a stockings-only-no-presents style Xmas this year.  I can't believe the number of presents that were opened this year.  Perhaps I'll add photos of the unwrapped gifts later. Stocking Only?

QotD: Is That You Santie Claus?

QotD: Is That You Santie Claus?
It was the late 1960s in department store in Saint John, New Brunswick. I was 4 or 5, dressed up in my green velvet dress with a white lace collar, standing with my father at the end of a long line of rowdy kids and frazzled parents.  The line looped back on itself three or four times before reaching the platform where, one at a time, kids [...]

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Car Show Collage Have I told you about the lovely summer day when we went to the car show with the inlaws? I walked through the field of classic cars shooting as many as possible while hearing my FIL tell me how great a classic car calendar would be. A scheme was born – a customized classic car calendar poster just for hi [...]

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