Monthly Archives: August 2013

Welcome to the (tomato) jungle

I went to visit my tomatoes this morning and give them some TLC. I made a deal with the SO in May – land for labour: I could have a wee bit of sunny space in his backyard to plant … Continue reading

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Dear Oh Deer!

As the saying goes: you don’t choose who you fall in love with. Although I have never eliminated red meat from my diet, I could happily live 90% of the time as a vegetarian.  I don’t cook red meat at … Continue reading

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An Introvert’s Simple Dinner…

I find that the last few months haven’t been about my  “work/life” balance; I’ve been working hard to find the “work/life/teaching/volunteering/dog/etc.” balance. One of the best descriptions I’ve ever heard of introverts versus extroverts is not about how they interact … Continue reading

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Loving Figs…

I have loved fresh figs since a trip to Turkey many years ago.   Every breakfast seemed to include figs along with olives, feta cheese, cucumber, hardboiled eggs and the best yoghurt I’ve ever had.  And so the love affair … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors…

There is BBQ’ing on your back patio and then there is cooking outdoors…which, in my mind, usually involves being far removed from your kitchen and all the usual implements & appliances that we rely upon (ie. stoves, fridges, spice cupboards, … Continue reading

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Campfire Pizza

I love cooking over wood fires and I got my chance to do this last weekend when the SO & I (plus the dog) went on a four day canoe trip near Algonquin Park. Planning meals for a four day … Continue reading

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