Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a blessed Easter!

Our Easter brunch, made up of the contents of our basket.  We've got:

Bread - shaped by weaving 5 strips of dough, it made for easy tearing apart.
Ham and sausage
Pink pickled quail eggs
Olives - three types; salmon, blue cheese and garlic stuffed
Marzipan lamb and rose
Eggs - kraszanki, tea dyed and the ones we roasted in the oven, then dyed with shaving cream.
Salt - red wine and black ash
Butter - garlic and herb
Goat cheese medallions - the oil was drained and reserved to use in cooking.
Mustard with horseradish
Beet with horseradish
Rosemary infused olive oil
Fig infused vinegar

What a delicious way to start the day!  The preserved goat cheese medallions turned out fantastic, as was the bread dipped in the oil and fig vinegar.  The vinegar had a very nice sweet and tart flavour that really woke up the taste buds.  Just a tiny sprinkling of salt on an egg was all that was needed - the black salt in particular tasted much more "salty" than regular salt, which is an odd sort of thing!  Both the mustard and beet horseradish had a kick to it, so a little went a long way, and the brie was in the perfect stage of oozing softness.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fun with filters

So I'm working from home this morning and I glance out the window; it's bright sunshine, the temp is about -20C and there is ice fog on the river. There *is* a sun there, I swear, but the camera refuses to capture it, instead giving me a large white area where the pixels were simply over saturated. Since I was barefoot while taking the shots, I decided to add a light blue hue to pass on how my feet felt during the shot :P

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I fit!

This box was being used to hold library books.
He kept knocking them out so he could nap in it.
Sent from Anna's phone

Friday, March 22, 2013

Prairie driving

Every once in a while, we see a little gem...

Sent from my BB Z10, that totally doesn't look like an Iphone ... totally doesn't.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


My daughter is sick, so she is all bundled up and reading on the couch.
Her cat is keeping her company.
Sent from Anna's phone

Friday, March 8, 2013

They're watching...

When the Shrimp Army comes...

... they will come for yoooouuuu....

Photo taken at a local Pet Smart, where my daughter and I found these shrimp, all in a perfect row.