Monthly Archives: August 2015

A walk in the woods

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A friend called the other day to ask if I wanted to go for a hike in Algonquin Park. We decided to head down towards Maynooth to see if we could find a trail that she had a vague memory of from years ago.

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A day of food

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I started the day at the market. Being eager, I was the first customer of the day. Some vendors hadn’t even arrived yet.  I like being early.  It’s not like they save the best produce for later on.

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I try to buy something from each food vendor to keep them coming back. This week I got potatoes, cabbage, beans; broccoli,   dilly beans (mmm) and sun flowers. Continue reading

Lunch

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Today for lunch was a salad, freshly picked from our raised garden beds at work.  Mixed spicy greens with lots of arugula and mustard. Beet tops. Basil, oregano and parsley.  Shaved carrots in 2 colours. Shaved yellow beets. Three kinds of tomatoes and a cucumber. Dressed with a big spoon of corn relish from last year.  And a wee piece of leftover chicken on the side.

I love this time of year!

Becoming a spinner

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I purchased some roving at Madonna House a while back. Roving is fleece from a sheep that has been cleaned and carded and is ready for spinning. Continue reading

August was made for…

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Birthdays.

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My friend Genevieve has the good fortune of being 23 days older than me.  In my books, older is older.
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Not Sheppard’s pie and not spaghetti squash. But good food regardless.

The other day there was some ground beef that was destined to be dinner and I had no interest in burgers.

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