The End of July

Summer's Bounty

And that means putting on those thinking caps figuring what to cook for that special Leo celebrating a birthday.  In this case, me!!!  It’s no longer July…but it’s still summer and just think of all those people you can impress by inviting  them over to share an alfresco dinner! What that meant, here at #5 …

No Money Trees in Vancouver

General

When you meet up with friends or strangers what is the hottest subject being discussed???   If you live here in Vancouver, it’s real estate and the ridiculous prices! Will interest rates go up? Will prices come down? Detached home prices seem to have fallen a bit but not the condo/apartments/townhouse market.   Sellers won’t …

2 “R’s” of Spring

General

Ramps and Rhubarb! Yes, we are up to our knees in both! We fired up the stove at #5 this week stocking up our larder and freezer using these delectable spring delicacies. You can’t go wrong with rhubarb muffins or rhubarb coffee cake.  A must in our house is making the annual batch of rhubarb ketchup. Ramps aka …

While Visiting Victoria

Kitchen Sink

Last weekend we made a quick trip over to Vancouver Island.  It’s been about three years…far too long! Back in the day, before we really got the travel bug and when we still had a mortgage to pay off, we used to go over quite often.  Vancouver Island is very beautiful and if you get …

My Freezer

Kitchen Sink

We’ve always had a stand-alone freezer. And…FYI… I’ll freeze just about anything that isn’t standing still!  I don’t know how we would live without one! Do you freeze whipping cream? Are you nuts you might ask…hang on…I do all the time and it’s proven to come in handy. Thawed out in the fridge, it can …

Make Some Meatballs

Kitchen Sink

You’ve just have to say yes to these juicy, succulent morsels! When a friend posted that she was making meatballs,  I figured I’d better get busy and make some too! I’ve probably made  hundreds if not thousands of different meatballs in my former chef life! The big plus being, they are easy to eat from …

Sea Change?

Kitchen Sink

I must admit that writing and posting on my blog has not been as productive over the last 6 months or so as I would have liked! For us 2017 has begun with a bang minus the fireworks! My knee replacement surgery, first scheduled for January 19th, then January 23rd has now been changed to …

Happy 2017

Kitchen Sink

Joe and I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year filled with much love, joy and many blessings! A quiet New Years Eve at #5 this year…enjoyed a nice lunch out and then back to our cozy apartment to enjoy Prosecco and appy’s and watch the snow fall. Hope you and your …

It’s Almost Christmas!

Kitchen Sink

Only 5 more sleeps! I want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas/Buon natale, Happy Holidays and much joy during the season, sharing good times, good food with friends and family…a toast to you all!  Here’s to an amazing 2017!    

Christmas Spirits?

Winter Comforts

We’ve got our tree! We love going to our favourite “lot” every year and picking out the “perfect” tree. The first year my Husband and I were together we drove all over town looking for “that” tree! Oops… the law was laid down and “we will never be doing that again”. Did I mention that we …