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The Amazing Race Toronto in 100 words

9.30am Union Station, Toronto. The group arrives. 10.30am Race instructions given. Random guy passes by with a dog and three iguanas. 10.50ish We’re off. Running, like we said we wouldn’t. Checkpoints 1 and 2 completed with ease. Checkpoint 3 – challenging to find, easy to complete. Checkpoint 5. Frustration. Finding Checkpoint 6, fatigue sets in. […]

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The Amazing Race Toronto in 25 words

Get set… GO!Running, heart beating… laughing…Pushing, shoving, panicking…Legs hurting, out of breath, sweaty…Pondering clues and puzzles.So much fun. (This is an assignment for my blogging class. Click here to read the full post)

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A sad day for the gourmand in me…

A sad day for the gourmand in me…

Am in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, to give a teacher training workshop tomorrow. Never mind the $45 budget I have for dinner, all that was on offer was Subway. Not necessarily bad, actually a good “fast food” choice. Of course I stopped by the liquor store to tart this meal up a bit… But the […]

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Marchés de France

Marchés de France

I think one of the things I love most about France is the fact that the markets are just so darn pretty! These pictures were taken in Aix-en-Provence in the summer of 2007. Since I have finished school (YAY!), one of my jobs is to tidy up my iPhoto library which is in total disarray […]

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An oldie but a goodie!

An oldie but a goodie!

This New York Times recipe from 1997 has become our “go to” dish recently – it’s so easy but so impressive – always a great combination in the kitchen! 1. Make the dredge 1 cup sugar2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced1 1 1/2-inch slice fresh ginger, […]

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