7:50pm and I have the urge to bake almond pound cake. The recipe is my mother’s and everything about baking almond cake makes me think of her. From the smell of almond extract to licking out the bowl-it has my mother’s kitchen written all over it. But my biggest memory and smile comes at the … More A pinch of nostalgia in late night baking
Food. Food? Food! My pantry and fridge are full to the brim with food. My head is full to the brim with inspiration….most days…and when I’m lacking inspiration there is always Pinterest. Cooking food is done to survive. But creating dishes is how I feel alive. The excitement I feel when ingredients come together and … More I cook to survive. I create to live.
Yup, that’s a lot of dead ducks and geese. They were not killed for sport but to put food on ours and other hunters tables. I had never eaten duck or goose until I met Darryl (minus that one time in chef training school). Actually, I hadnt eaten a lot of things until I met … More Duck duck goose
What would you say if someone said “I’m going to use a tiny razor blade and make a series of small cuts over and over again on your face while you’re awake…and you’ll pay me for it”. Sounds like torture right? I did it though. I got my eyebrows microbladed. Why? I don’t want to … More Pain for beauty
She whipped a candy at me. Yep, my lovely little girl went too far tonight. Welcome to “I’m a tired little kid that doesn’t know how to just chill out. I’m going to make everyone unhappy because I’m unhappy”. Welcome to motherhood at its finest. Wanna test your abilities as an adult? Try reasoning with … More She’s a beast when she’s tired. Moments being a mom sucks.
I mentioned in my last post that I had made a pie for D’s birthday. It was a lemon cream pie with fresh, warm blueberry compote, complete with homemade crust. It was a pie I had never made before but was quite confident I could make. But where did I get the recipe? From my … More Memories on Paper
D is 41 today. I made him a nice dinner followed by a homemade lemon cream pie with warm blueberry compote. I think a person should be cherished and spoiled on their birthday. I also had a very personal, handmade gift for him. A few months ago I contacted a woodworker an hour away from … More Happy Birthday to the One I Love
oh the weather outside is frightful…. Living in Ontario Canada means we have to put up with all four seasons. Sometimes Mother Nature even lets us have all four seasons in a week. One day it’s sweaters and running shoes, and the next is winter jackets and boots. Currently it is windy, cold and snowy … More Winter Blahs
Wtf. I swear I just finished all the laundry. But no…we had to take off our dirty clothes from today and now the basket is half full again. I don’t know what’s worse; death, taxes, or the laundry. Laundry has a bunch of steps. Some of the steps I don’t mind so much and others … More Death, Taxes, and Laundry
November 11th. As a child I remember Remembrance Day as the day I wore a poppy, sat through a somber school assembly, read poems and stood quietly while a song played on the loud speaker. While I vaguely grasped the significance of the day, my understanding and personal connection wouldn’t occur until much later in … More My Remembrance.