Shopping: Italian Style

You know all those favourite little places you have for picking up the things you need or don’t know you need until you see it; the places you have been cultivating for a long time, getting to know the owners, customers coming and going, speaking Italian, practicing your Italian? You’re having so much fun that even if you… Continue Reading…

Our August Garden

Don’t know about you but at #5 we are on the “zucchini/tomato diet” these days! Nope…no Dr. Atkins for us…just tomatoes and zucchini in as many guises as we can come up with! Both crops have been so “giving” this year that it’s a darned good thing our neighbours are helping us out by happily… Continue Reading…

A Treat!

A couple of days ago we were fortunate enough to attend a special “Rose Dinner” at Burdock and Co. here in Vancouver.  Sorry about the lack of photos…a bit too dark!  But click on the link below to get your mouth watering! Highly recommended!  Two wine importers/makers were in attendance walking us through tasting each… Continue Reading…

Sometimes There’s A Friend

Sometimes we all gripe about Facebook gremlins or having to un-friend someone for some reason or the other.  Of course, there can be situations that arise where we are left unfortunate and unwelcome comments. But we also have a platform at our fingertips that enables us to connect with people all over the world to discuss stuff we like, things… Continue Reading…

Got Lettuce?

You bet I do! As we speak, I have half a dozen heads of Romaine and about the same of Green Leaf lettuce coming along in my tiny veggie plot. The other day I planted Little Gem (aka Sucrine) lettuce seeds…just in case! And I always buy another head of lettuce every weekend, just in… Continue Reading…

Have Spice Kit Will Travel

A “guest article” for Oracibo…..me? I sent an email to Phyllis extolling the wonders of the Internet for finding recipes and she suggested I write an article so here goes. Do you travel? My husband and I spend a couple of months each winter renting a casita (a two bedroom condo type place) on a… Continue Reading…

The Kitchen Reno Diaries

End of 3rd Week Update: We are now at the “standstill” stage of the renovation. Cabinets, minus doors are in, some painting has been done and we have a working sink. The Caesarstone fabricator was here a week ago for the site measure of the counter tops which then takes anywhere from 10 to 15 days… Continue Reading…