“It’s a blender-like thing you use to make smoothies, salad dressing, chopped nuts, all kinds of stuff. It’s so cool because it’s small, and it has these cups that screw directly onto the blender base.” Continue reading →
“Why waste romance on one meal alone?” I once asked myself. There seemed no justifiable reason to do so, so I’ve romanced myself at breakfast, lunch and dinner ever since.
The candles that cast the light by which I eat stand in various and sundry mismatched holders: a tall, white, ceramic and daintily painted one from my mother’s former home is paired Abbot-and-Costello-like with a short golden-clear bulbous one I found at The Pomegranate (my favourite antique store in North Hatley, Quebec, Canada). Continue reading →
When I lived in the United Arab Emirates, which I did for 18 years, I adored the huge variety of coffees, nuts, spices and olives I could get in bulk just about anywhere. The selection here in Canada, in contrast, is less than stellar.
The other week, I had a craving for roasted almonds with honey and lemon. Clearly I wasn’t going to find any at Loblaws, IGA, or the local the ‘depanneur’ (that’s a corner store Quebec-style). So I decided to make my own – it was quick, easy, and fun, and the result absolutely delicious (if I do say so myself).