Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday's Words

We received this invitation at home. I can tell they DO know the correct grammatical placement of the apostrophe, however, someone didn't proof the printing.
I have blanked out the company name out of respect for the organization.


Monday, August 29, 2011

365 Decluttering

I haven't posted since the end of July but that doesn't mean I haven't continued decluttering.

Carpets from the porch plus the one from the TV room went into the garbage.

More papers organized
Basket was replaced with a larger new one. Old forms.
Manuals are sorted and filed
Bookcase cleaned out and tidied
Other items have either been given away or gone into the charity pile.
Blackberry case
Bracelet that was too big for me
Quilt from guest bedroom
There were some other things that I can't remember!

Monday's Child

Taken at a family get together this weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Foodie Fryday - Steamies and Poutine

Ex-Montrealers are always on the lookout for steamies in Toronto. These can be found everywhere in Quebec and border towns in Ontario for about $1. The term comes from steaming the hot dog - steaming a dog locks in the moisture rather than grilling which would blister the casing, thus leaking the flavour. Grilling is the norm in Toronto.
The Little Dog offer four types: Montreal's Lester's ($1.99), NYC's Nathan's Famous ($3.49), Chicago's 58's ($3.49), and a Veggie option ($3.49).
I opted for one Montreal and one Nathan's (having missed out on one in NYC a couple of weeks ago). I enjoyed the Montreal steamie the best even though the slaw was not the way you would get it served in Montreal. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Toronto Thursday - A City Pays Its Respects

Some photos I took yesterday of the outpouring of condolences by Toronto residents for Jack Layton who passed away on Monday. More can be read here and here.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Recipes To Try

Strawberry cream cheese croissants I would probably substitute another berry as I am not overly fond of strawberries cooked in anything.
Cinnamon roll cake is from the same blogger as above.

Zucchini and spinach gratin will be a great way to use up an over abundance of summer vegetables.

Homemade sweet sour sauce finally an alternative to store bought and much healthier also.

Blueberry french toast souffle from Grumpy's Honey bunch looks delicious.

Lemon pound cake with blueberry sauce yum two of my favourite flavours!!

Garlic breadsticks two-ways

A very interesting salad Wedge Salad w/ Buttermilk-Lemon Zest Dressing

Homemade hot buttery lobster roll on toasted hot dog buns, we bought hot dog buns at St. Lawrence Market so this would be good to do with them (I froze them when we got home).

Perhaps for the fall Rogan josh with either lamb or beef and naan bread.

Broccoli bites Stacey included "for kids" in her title but I know I would love these.

New Blogs This Week

Brooklyn Limestone is a wonderful photographer who shares many tips.

Melynda rockin the crazy is a wonderful, wacky writer.

BrokeTO writes about saving money while living in Toronto.

A1000 Pennies is another interesting personal finance blog, also Canadian.

Modern Wivelyhood love the title!

Beautiful ideas is from Newfoundland.

Stacey Snacks Online has great fun snacks.

The Japanese Redneck how could you not check out a blog with this title?

Chicken noodle gravy

Another Canadian blogger Hot Polka Dot

Some book blogs:
The Storybeader
Coffee and Cliffhangers
Reading Through Life a Toronto teacher.
Now why didn't I think of this as a blog topic? Awful Library Books

Saturday, August 20, 2011