“Scrap” Soup

Or…what do you do when you walk into the butcher shop and staring back at you is a great deal on pork neck bones? My chef/neighbour has been making pork broth for Asian noodle soups for a while now and God knows, who doesn’t love noodle soup? We buy some, that turns out to be… Continue Reading…

Radio Kids

Being a child of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, I grew up on radio. I remember distinctly when transistor radios became the  hot new technology and all us teens just had to have one glued to our ears…remember when there were no ear buds? Yup!! My San Diego cousin and I would mail our favourite radio station’s… Continue Reading…

What Will There Be This Year?

Today is the big day, the Christmas cake I make every year for my San Diego cousin has just left the building! Fingers crossed it arrives safely, or should I say all in one piece, in a few days! And this now takes me to making a list of what Christmas baking will be taking… Continue Reading…

BOO!! It’s Halloween!

We were in London, England during the last two weeks of October in 2012 and darned if we didn’t see Halloween stuff all over the place! I couldn’t believe it. I mean, I thought the Brits. did their bit on Guy Fawkes Day. We saw people in costumes heading into some kind of afternoon event not far from… Continue Reading…

A New Toy!

It was the spring of 1986 and I had a big income tax return in my hot little hands and I knew exactly where I was going to spend it! Back in the day, Kitchen Aid stand mixers were not as easily found as they are now and once I did a bit of leg-work,… Continue Reading…

A Canadian Thanksgiving

A couple of  years ago,  we shared Thanksgiving dinner with our very good friends and neighbours and plan to do the same this year. Our dinners together are often a combined effort of deliciousness and this dinner was no exception; from a very yummy roasted garlic tart to butternut squash gnocchi and finishing with Mom’s… Continue Reading…

The Fat Badger Pub – An English Style Pub

Reviews of local restaurants on this blog are something I don’t usually do, but the arrival of an English style “gastro-pub” or “pub” not far from home, is something we were really looking forward to because of our  great experiences in London! Just the name “The Fat Badger” had us hooked! And then if that was not… Continue Reading…