Monthly Archives: June 2014

Now THAT’s better!


I packed my cookbooks in boxes in April 2013 before I left Kitchener and they’ve been stored ever since. Today, my multi-skilled and gifted carpenter Terry installed a built-in bookshelf in my kitchen. I love it.

Trying to figure out a logical way to arrange them instilled in me an even greater respect for librarians – especially my mother. I settled on a complex system referencing author, food type, country, method and continent. Basically I just loaded up the shelves.


Not quite sure what I’m going to do with the piles that don’t fit. Definitely not back in a box though.
And my bathroom reno is done. It’s brilliant. I’ll post pics when I can.

Almost there

The bathroom reno is almost done. Two bumps in the road today mean that it likely won’t be done done until at least Friday. Maybe next week. Ah well. A good opportunity to practice patience – and I need all the practice I can get.

I’m waiting on the tile to be installed. It would have started this morning had the store not shipped a mix-and-match selection of tiles. Grr.  And i’m waiting on the plumbing and electric hookups. They will happen in good time.


We are in full on market season now. I got to go to Barry’s Bay on Friday, and Combermere and Killaloe on Saturday. Not quite an abundance of produce yet but the things that are there are SPECIAL. And so very welcome after a long long winter.

Dinner tonight is a salad. David’s kale and tomatoes. Jerry’s lettuce. Cucumbers from the new vendors that live on Griffith Wagner Road – I will learn their name. Sprouts from me. And after a long absence, eggs from Joanne.


Joanne had taken a break from egg farming over the winter while she dealt with aging family members. She’s back in full force. Thankfully.

I topped it with a preserved lemon vinaigrette. Very satisfying and very ‘spring’.

Thoughts and prayers for Wes, Nolan and the rest of their family while they cross a difficult road. And birthday wishes for Omar, Tom and Richard.



That pad of cemment in the middle of the pic is the former floor of the ramshackle garage at my Filbert. Street place. Progress. It was way overdue. The bathroom at my new place saunters along at an alarming rate. I’ll post pics once it’s done. Next week likely.