It is snowy and blowy here. The walk to the outhouse this morning required snowshoes. I didn’t wear snowshoes. But it did require them. #mycurrentview
Hello -25, you sure are pretty. #unsweetenedca
Today’s #tbt is in honour of tomorrow’s travel. I’m not banking on there being a bottle of gin but I will share a photo if there is.
Chef Jesse Vergen was one of the first Chefs I invited to join the Chef’s #LoveCDNBeef series and I’m so happy to be introducing you to him now. Chef Jesse Vergen is the Executive Chef at the Saint John Ale House, the owner/operator of the Smoking Pig BBQ — one of the few food trucks in New Brunswick, and an organic farmer who own [...]
Prepare yourself. I have left you waiting for the continued adventures of Lex Go Further – A Ford Escape for far too long. It is now time for photos of the puppy interspersed with snow, food and a couple of tweets. But mainly industrial-grade puppy cuteness.
When last we spoke, I had just gotten onto a skidoo for the first time in m [...]
This leg of the trip was more leisurely than I expected.
I had arrived at Dani’s after her girls had gone to bed, so I expected to wake up at the crack of dawn to the sound of a household of young teens getting ready for the early bus to school. I expected to get a little tiny amount of bustling time with them before they got on the bus [...]
Now it’s time to hit the road for real, since Saint Jean Port Joli where I stopped for an already late lunch is only about an hour outside of Quebec City and I have to make it to my friend Dani’s in Hampstead tonight. I’ve already emailed ahead saying not to hold dinner and bought some treats since I know I’ll be gett [...]
The wind has stopped, the beans are on, and the bread is baked. Time to work up an appetite. The puppy, Travel Bunny and I are heading out for a bit of snowbound in this crispy crunchy squeaky snow.
May Flowers, more than just flowers in may — Originally uploaded by LexnGer
Until yesterday I had no idea the phrase "April Showers bring May flowers"referred to a specific type of flower.Let alone to a tradition that had been happening in the Saint John CityMarket, were I practically grew up, for generations.Every May [...]
When I was home, Di & Deb picked me up early Saturday morning for a visit to the Kingston Farmers Market. What great fun we had visiting old friends like Clark & Sue and checking out the cool foods. As with most Farmers Markets this is evolving quickly into a place to go and eat as well as shop.
20 December, 2004 – Snowy & Blowy & Grey
[This post is part of the 5 Years Ago Today Series]
Ack! Dark! Though it is 0530.
Happy I found the head light. Breakfast for me and the animals, packing and then strapped on the sled and started trudging (0715).
[view of the island from the glen-shore as the sun started peeking up]
As I mentioned in the previous post, I had the opportunity to lunch with my friend Craig at the Saint John Ale House when I was in New Brunswick last. Chef Jesse Vergen prepared us a Chef’s Choice lunch which was overflowing with local ingredients, great flavours and playfulness.
Heirloom Beet & Sheep Milk Cheese w/ Horseradish Vinaigrett [...]
One of the delights of going home is the food.
I’ve told you about all the amazing produce my father grows on the island both in the garden and wild in the forests. I’ve talked about my friend Diane the chef who somehow always squeezes in time to share a meal when I’m home no matter how busy she is. And I’ve shared photos of me cooking every [...]
What a whirlwind weekend. As you probably know, I zipped down to Saint John to attend the opening of 50 Paces: an Installation. I flew down the day of the show, and I was up at 4am to catch the recommended Airport Express for my 7am flight via Montreal.
For some strange reason, I wasn’t able to sleep on the bus o [...]
On request, I am posting the Artist Statement I wrote for 50 Paces: an Installation opening at the Saint John Arts Centre on Friday May 4th. (That’s in Saint John, New Brunswick in case you didn’t know.)
Happily, the universe has worked with us to shift things around enough so I can go to the opening Friday and then spend the we [...]
You thought I struggled with picking a new name for this blog and writing my bio for In The Kitchen?
That, my dear friends, was small potatoes. Baby potatoes. Seed potatoes compared to writing an Artist’s Statement.
"Why?", you might ask, "would you need an artist’s statement?"
The Sai [...]