Happy Easter – Buona Pasqua!

Kitchen Sink, Spring Possibilities

Once again…our lilac tree is bursting forth and I’m up to my little ears in planning Easter Dinner. Even though I’m a lapsed Lutheran, a few religious days have stuck like glue! But… for me, those days are wrapped around remembering traditions of making and eating delicious food. We haven’t gotten into dying eggs in …

Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part Three

Kitchen Sink

In January 2016 it’s time for a re-visit to OASIS to see physio Val! This time we both think it’s getting to be time to see a surgeon, considering it will take around 6 months to do so. I’ve been told that if you are a “patient” of OASIS it speeds up the process of …

Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part Two

Kitchen Sink

It’s now 2015 and I still am not experiencing any pain to speak of. In July it’s time for another visit to OASIS. The physio at OASIS showed me my X-Rays; then explained that my left knee on the inside is now bone-on-bone! She also was surprised that I was not experiencing any pain! She …

Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part One

Kitchen Sink

I’ve been mulling over the idea of writing about my experiences with Arthritis for some time.  I suppose what convinced me to share, was seeing a lot of people who have arthritis and thinking there may be some of you who are experiencing this disease who might find something useful or helpful by reading my …

Our “New” Oil

Fall Harvest, Kitchen Sink

Just got the word…the shipment of extra virgin olive oil from Amelia in Umbria has arrived in Vancouver! And I’ve been told it’s extremely good this year. The 2014 harvest was hit particularly hard. Either the oil was in short supply or not available at all due to terrible weather conditions at the most crucial …

Vintners Brunch 2016

Kitchen Sink

Another year has flown by and once again we’re off to the 28th Annual Vintners Brunch, thinking this is probably the 12th time we’ve attended this wrap up event of the Vancouver International Wine Festival. It looks like a sold-out event again this year! Not surprising, it has a casual vibe and is a lot …