Operation Turkey Trot

There’s frost in the morning, my new snowboard is all ready to go, and the red cups are back at Starbucks. It can only mean one thing. Winter is coming and the holidays will be upon us soon! Now, being Canadian, I’ve already had my Thanksgiving holiday dinner with my family a couple weeks ago,…

New York Stories

New York for the hardcore LEGO aficionado. Rockefeller Center in LEGO. Visiting New York for the first time was an experience so heavily laden with expectation and promise. New York is bursting with things to do, see and eat — each one needing attention and priority. For better or worse, I’m not a guidebook reader…

Food at the Fair

Funnel Cake place. Purveyor of many deep fried offerings. As a historically-confirmed sucker for infomercial-type gadgets at the PNE Marketplace (anyone need an orange shammy? apparently, I do), I haven’t been back to the PNE in years. But this year is special. It’s the 100-year anniversary of the Pacific National Exhibition and the lovely miss…

Beyond Robson

Ahh, breakfast this morning was a potato focaccia from Terra Breads factory (on East 5th) on the way to the Vancouver Guild meeting. All those simple carbs are running straight through my bloodstream and I’m in a food kind of mood right now. We are lucky to have a pretty extensive Vancouver blog here called…

San Diego and the all fish taco diet

Before we can even think about the trade show, yarn stuff, crocheting or weaving… we have to talk about the fish tacos. Having never been to San Diego, I was unaware (but quickly learned — thank you, Mari!) that the signature dish of the area is fish tacos. And by an incredible stroke of luck,…

Confessions of an ex-foodie

I have a confession to make. I don’t cook. It’s not that I don’t know how or don’t like to cook, I just don’t… It’s a time/energy issue. When I leave the office, the last thing I want to do is spend an hour or more making dinner. I love cooking and have more cookbooks…

Knitting over lunch

Inspired by others who take time to knit over lunch, I had myself a leisurely 36-minute lunch break today… I cast on for the Ribby Cardi last night (while watching yet another ten-year-old Jet Li kung fu movie) and so that’s what I worked on at lunch. I gasp didn’t swatch for this. The pattern…

Perfect Tomato Soup

I had lunch at the new-ish coffee shop/café called “Finch’s Coffee & Tea House” (hours: 9 to 6 Monday to Friday, 10 to 4 Saturday). For Vancouverites, it’s located at the corner of Pender and Homer opposite the mid-century modern furniture shop and only a block away from my office. Being a corner café, it…