Don’t Do It Japan!!!!

I get all sorts of weird, interesting, odd things in my email since I started writing this blog of mine. Today I got this press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9th May 2013 Breakfast Cereals Are The Rising Star Of The Japanese Bakery & Cereal Sector Breakfast cereals grow ahead of the sector trends as Japanese…

Where to Eat in Victoria

Traveling to Victoria? This blog is for you. I am in turmoil because we normally get a Spring trip out to the island, and this year we are unable to. My whole being is aching for the smell of boxwood, the spring flowers, the sea air, the green, roads without potholes, sidewalks not covered in…

Banana Muffins

I’ve been sipping my way through a huge many smoothies (slurries) these past few months. So much so, I’ve been buying my fruit and veg from H & W Produce. Their slogan, Spend Less for Fresh. So you understand why I am going there. It’s cheap. And the quality is there. I often thought it…

A 2012 Photo Essay

Wishing all our family, friends, fellow bloggers, Facebook friends, the Twitterverse, and  everyone involved in the food and wine industry, success, happiness and good health in 2013. Providing photographic evidence that Michael and I do more than just eat. I have captioned some of the photos – to read the longer ones, click the picture…

Random Post of Stuff

Life has been happening and I’ve had to be responsible and engaged in said life activities so spending time here hasn’t happened. But here I am! I’m here! If only just for a second. So what can I say about the food world that will tease and tantalize and make  you keep coming back here…

Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Dear Edmonton: Don’t make me move to Calgary. Open one of these stores or git working on a super-super-high-speed train from Old Strathcona to 8th Street and 14th Avenue SW, Calgary, NOW. Sincerely, Walsh Cooks xo PS: Jelly Modern Doughnuts is located in Calgary, on the corner of 8th Street and 14th Avenue SW. Please…

Toast!

Our old toaster still toasts, but its uneven browning and tendency to arc electrical bits into the air made me think it was time to replace it. I’ve been accumulating Air Miles forever… but understand I’m not a crazy collector. When I signed up I had visions of redeeming my points for an around the…

We’re Having Waffles!

A day of eating all things Christmas, plus glasses of wine, buckets of tea, laughs and encouraging shouts during a cut-throat game of dice are all over. The “morning after” can be a bit deflating. The warm glow of wine and the TV fire log have cooled. The Christmas decorations already look out of place….

Wife-Saver Recipe

I’m loving the idea of having “special guests” feature on my blog, and today, I’d like to introduce you to old high school chum Peter Martin. Peter was on Facebook this Christmas morning posting pictures of his beautiful daughters and singing the praises of a Wife Saver recipe, which immediately caught my attention. Wife-saver is…

Egg Salad

Michael makes a mean egg salad sandwich, and since I had two left-over eggs from this morning’s breakfast, thought I’d drop a subtle hint which eggs were available for his lunch.

Brown Rice Pudding

I reviewed our kitchen inventory this morning and found we had a) 2 litres of milk with a best before date of tomorrow, b) 1 litre of half-and-half cream less a few tablespoons that went in our borscht  c) a Bulk Barn bag of brown rice tossed in the back of the cupboard, d) an…

Lentil Dahl

As the moon moves into Taurus, and the sun into Leo, my mind gazes to the empty bowl of sugary grapefruit slice candy, and wine gums beside me. Again, another Monday looms with resolve to “eat right” and clean up my act. Best way to tackle this is to cook in advance. More often than…