Grape Tomato Fridge Pickle

Tomatoes in our household usually go the way of the dodo quickly, but I disobeyed that universal rule of not shopping while hungry last week and ended up with a full pint of untouched grape tomatoes as a result…on the eve of a wee trip out of town for a birthday shindig, no less. Must…

Sometimes, I Suck at Plants

A few days ago, I waxed phytophilic and gloated a little (ok, perhaps a bit more than a little) about my wee (ok, perhaps a bit larger than wee) urban jungle and coaxing new life out of little leafy pals with seemingly grim futures. Truth is, I don’t always succeed and, when I fail, I…

Beating the Heat Proveçal-Style

It’s cold food time in this household, kittens. Heat waves make me cranky and tired and our BBQ is out of commission so the name of the game is no-cook or low-cook meals. In these dire times (while I long for soups and stews and leggings and sweaters), I turn to whatever that family of…

Mostly Harmless

I am currently in the throes of dealing with an infestation of rice/pantry/mealy moths in my kitchen. The little assholes are mostly harmless and I try to talk myself down from the grossness of it all by reminding me that we’ve been accidentally and intentionally eating all manner of bugs since the dawn of humanity….

Processing…processing…processing…

Through the spring, I went into a bit of a creative slump. The Big Project™ I was working on left just enough brain space for my imagination to fly off into creative mode while I worked, but drained so much brain energy that I was a blob of walking goo steered by a cymbal monkey…

Adventures in Desk-Making

I don’t know about all y’all, but there’s something ever so gratifying to me in finding a solution to a problem that costs very little in resources. My problem for months was that I had sacrificed sewing my sewing table in order to make room for computing space. My nerd cave isn’t huge, but it’s…

Jungle Love

Three weeks ago, I was travelling to Tronna for the weekend to meet the entirety of my mister’s family for the first time. That in itself is enough to make an anxious girl frantic, but it came on the heels of the massacre in Orlando – a terrible event that still has me reeling and and feeling…

Scare Quote Crab Melts

One of my favourite guilty pleasures is fake crab or “krab” or “crab delight” (probably my favourite euphemism for it because it sounds a bit smutty) or “surimi” (sounds fancy now, doesn’t it?) – fish-flavoured fish. It’s basically the hot dogs of the fish world and bad for you and so, so delicious, just like…

Outtakes

I got to spend all of Canada day by myself (ok – I had the assistance of a fuzzy monster or three, as is the rule) in one of my favourite places in the whole wide world, doing one of my favourite things ever: in my kitchen, mucking about. It was a very welcome change after…