Friday, September 23, 2022

tukey curry - with zucchini!

 Everything has zucchini in it right now.  

coconut turkey curry in a hurry

Monday, September 19, 2022

2 restaurants in Penticton

 We went to Penticton for the first time since 2019 and it was nice to be back.  It was a quick trip and we didn't get to do all our usual/favorite stuff but we did eat at 2 new to us places

The Badlands - an outdoor patio area behind Bad Tattoo with drinks from Bad Tattoo and food from Twisted Chopsticks food truck.  It was UNBELIEVABLY HOT that night and by the time we had walked there we were all feeling pretty gross.  We chose a table in the shade rather than one in the sun under the misters.  There was no winning either way.  We had a bit of a wait for our food but it was worth it.  The menu was much more extensive than listed on the website above and we all enjoyed our food.

The Brother in Law wanted to eat at Bad Tattoo so we walked back down the next night but there was a huge line.   We walked down the block to a new restaurant since we've been there last - Neighbourhood Brewing.  After a short wait they had a table outside for us (in the shade - yay).  We were surprised but happy to find the menu was all Tex-Mex style food.  They bring out each item as it's ready, and I was disappointed in the size vs price of the first few plates that came out, but that seemed to change with other menu items.  Everyone was pretty happy with their choices and I think The Mister had the best meal - the birria taco.  So good!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

garden 2022

 Here is a big photo dump of the garden from the last month.  We planted everything in May/June and then really just let it do whatever it wanted.

We did a few herbs, zucchini, carrots, tomatos, bell peppers, lettuce, sunflowers..........I think that's it.  The rhubarb came in early again this year, and the raspberries have been struggling the last few years.  Maybe they need new dirt?

Everything got overgrown and tangled together

SO many zucchini flowers.  When we lived in Calgary I would buy these from the farmers market.  I did not pick any from our plants this year, I wanted them all to grow into zukes, which thank God they did not since we have too many anyway.  Next year I will pick some.

This area is full of flowers, plants, herbs and the rhubarb.  The bees came in full force this summer so we let everything go wild to keep them happy and coming back.  It looks messy but it's nicer in real life.

The carrots are still very wee, but I don't think we thinned them enough and I don't think they are getting enough sun because they are covered by the squash plants.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

zuke bread

 There is a garden post coming up next, but here is the first recipe we made with our first zucchini from the garden.  It's a good basic bread, and is SO  good toasted.


 Zucchini bread

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Saturday, September 03, 2022


 September.  2022.  What?????

I know I sound boring and sad but not much is going on over here.  Kid stuff, work.  Everyone caught a summer cold last month, and I'm still dealing with mine.  The summer and year in general has gone too fast and now we are only a few days away from back to school (YAY!)

We watched Lightyear last night and we all loved it!  It's cute and funny and good.

The Mister and I have been watching more shows than movies but I picked this one last week because I read about it and I was so glad I did.  Truly a really, really good movie.

Yes, I am an old lady with a huge crush on Chris Evans.  This was a good and surprisingly funny movie.

We raced through the 3 seasons in a couple of weeks - that's fast for us - and so while I was a bit tired of the show midway through season 3, I'm excited for season 4.

SUUUUUUUUUPER pissed The Wilds got cancelled.


Caselot sale at Gourmet Greens!

Peaches and apples, corn and tomatos

We ate some corn and froze some corn, and eat peaches and apples at every meal, and best of all made brushetta


I think this is my favorite book I've read so far this year, and I didn't realize until I was nearly finished it that this is the same author of one of my favorite books of last year.

I went to value village the other night - 

 Their fiction section seems to be getting smaller every time I go there, but I found some (hopefully) good ones.  I also picked up 2 for The Mister, so we were able to take advantage of the buy 4 get one free deal.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

cheeeeeeeesy cauliflower


I had a head of cauliflower in the fridge but I didn't want to do the usual - steam or roast it.  We always do that.  I decided to do a puree and then add a whole bunch of cheese because why not?

I followed this recipe except that I used raw garlic instead of roasted and cream cheese instead of sour cream, and I measured all ingredients with my heart and not my measuring cups and you know what?  It was delicious.  Well, to the adults.  But we count too. 

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Thursday, August 04, 2022

cookbook clean up 32-35


These 4 books hit the road a couple of months back when I was trying to clean and organize the bedroom and make some room on the bookshelf.  I bought Whole 30 a few years back when I was delusional and thought I could follow it to lose some weight and get healthier.  Didn't happen.  The Star Wars one was a gift to The Boy years and years ago from his cousins, and Scooped was a dollar store find.  quick fix vegan was brought home from the thrift shop by The Mister and the funny part is that we have already owned and donated this book, so this could very well be our original copy.  

Back on the bookshelf - 16 Donated -19

Monday, August 01, 2022

Saturday, July 30, 2022

crock pot curry

 Wouldn't it be fun if I remembered anything about this dish?  Like where the recipe came from, or what was in it?  I DO remember that same week I made an absolutely awful crock pot taco meal, and I wonder if both recipes came from the same website and I deleted it all?  Who knows.


Saturday, July 23, 2022

turkey patties

 Man it's HOT.  And busy!  And covid-y again.  And almost the end of July.  I still haven't wrapped my head around the fact that it's 2022, and we are barrelling towards 2023 like nothing.

 I made these turkey patties in the air fryer - my plan was to do that so we didn't have to turn the oven on, but then The Mister was stuck on the fact that the recipe calls these "turkey breakfast patties" and insisted we needed some potatos with them, so the oven went on anyway.  Men!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

cookbook clean up 31 - Aces - More Recipes From The Best of Bridge

 If you are Canadian and grew up in the 70's, 80's or 90's, there is a good chance that your mom had at least one Best of Bridge cookbook in your house.  My Mom had a few and while I loved everything she cooked out of them, I also loved just reading the books for the recipes and cheesy jokes too.


This is Aces - More Recipes From The Best of Bridge - and I think The Mister bought this one from the used bookstore for me.  This one covers pretty much all the categories - breakfast, appies, mains, veggies, desserts..... 

It's a straightforward book, most recipes are less than a page, with few photos.

 This book was already a winner for me based on this chicken and asparagus recipe alone, but we tried a whole bunch more stuff.

We tried 3 cookie recipes - granola cookies, chocolate chocolate chip cookies, and macadamia cookies in which I subbed walnuts for macadamia nuts.  Soooooooo good.  We made a honey mustard chicken that was good, and a sticky chicken that was bland.  Pesto lasagne  - delicious!  Fried noodles Singapore made with pork instead of chicken and shrimp, and pasta with artichoke sauce.


This one is definitely staying on the shelf - there is lots more I want to try!

Back on the bookshelf - 16 Donated -15