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old menu =^_^=

old menu from 1967

Sorry for the quality folks, I was trying to handle it without ripping  or doing damage to it.  This menu was from the Regency Room, I think in St. Catharines, Ontario.  Long gone are those days,  The pies were all .20 cents a slice.

Anyone know what Bruxelloise is/was?

I told myself no way would I have a bedtime snack, but guess what, the call of the avocado toast was too great.

avocado-toast-a.jpg

Ahhhh, I’m one satisfied little person.  off to dreamland for me…

Have a great Friday everyone… First day of a new month.

PL Day 1 – Harmony leads to World Peace

It is important to live in harmony with  our surroundings.  The basis of a peaceful society is to maintain harmonious relationships.

Oyashikiri

 

Avocado toast

Avocado toast

??? so where is the picture of my newest discovery.  Simple, it was so good, I ate it before I could take a picture. That is what happens when you skip breakfast, buy fresh avocados and come into the house hungry.  I mashed the avocado and tossed it with mayo and garlic salt.  Nothing fancy, but oh so yummy.

I’ve got fresh shiitake mushrooms and new type of dried mushroom soaking so that I can have mushrooms and “fish” for supper.  Side order of fresh green veggies from the Asian grocers ( T & T )  I got fresh ginger, that I will slice into slivers to toss with the greens. I am not going to tell you about the toasted bagel I had for dessert.. =^_^=

No, to those of you raising an eye brow.. nothing on the bagel, no butter, not cream cheese, I ate it nude.

Day 30   PL Calendar for 2018

Use Your Results to Make the Nest Time even Better

Whether things turn out perfectly or not, the important thing is to take what you’ve learned and apply it the next time.

Enjoy the day before you.  Make the most of each moment.  They can never be relived.  Be present.  Be in the NOW.

Oyashikiri

may 2018

Another moment in Norway… look at the clear blue skies…  it feels “brisk.. maybe not, will have to wait for Bonnie to come home to find out.

Saturday – smile

breakfast 2.1.18

Chinese turnip cake, Quebec pork & beans, Omega 3 egg.  steamed, ready to eat.

japanese meal June 7 14 Atsuko Tsuji

Meal taken in Japan, back in 2014 by a  friend.

Japaese noodles, atsuko tsuji 2014

Japanese noodles in a rich tasty broth

Anticipation, taste sensations, nurturing of the body,  Food, what is it with food, we can spend so much time deciding on what to eat, how to cook it, what will go with it, enhance it, and then for some of  us, how much to eat of it.

Yet, when it comes to the health of our “mind/spirit” our day-to-day emotions, we allow others to influence and affect the “inner balance” of our personal “self”

PL calendar 3 . Use the power of your smile

A smile has the power to help people feel at ease, cheer them up, and at times, give them courage.  Smile and spread your warm-hearted energy to the people around you.

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

tourtiere!

Tourtiere 12.17a

I came home the other day to find this delicious looking tourtiere on the back veranda.  Hmmm… the note was addressed to my husband and I, wishing us a peaceful and healthy holiday and new year.  Instructions were typed on a paper and stuck to the Ziploc bag ….

tourtiere by carmen 12.17

I am not an expert on tourtiere, but this one knocked our socks off.  Wow, the crust was so flakey and light, the filling itself was  exquisite.  We have had a very challenging and exhausting year, this homemade gesture of kindness was such an amazing lift for us. The angel who thought to share her gift/talent with us, is very appreciated.  I have had meat pies and tourtieres before , NON made the impression this one did.  Thank you!

My husband who has difficulty eating … is already anticipating his next piece.  And .. I have learned that some cooks can do amazing wonders where others have failed.

If I had allowed previous experience to colour my thought process, I would have missed out on a tantalizing taste extraordinaire .. Bravo Carmen!!!

Happy week-end everyone…

 

 

Wordless Wednesday

broccoli slaw

Food, a bit of this and a bit of that.

 

fresh figs 9.2017

Fresh or prepared, yummy for the tummy =^_^=

beef and chicken.

Food photography -Valerie  (California)

 

 

Family

homemade Gazpacho 9.2017

Good evening everyone…

With a busy day, a stressful afternoon, and a stomach that was being quirky, I just wanted to zone out… crash in my recliner and daydream.  It wasn’t happening, my mind just wouldn’t settle.  So, I called my sister.  She had just made herself a yummy lunch (different time zone) of freshly made Gazpacho with fresh produce and some tasty pasta.

In her part of California, they were experiencing record highs (heat) so she came up with a zesty dish she could enjoy  chilled.  Talking about her recipe and the thought of something similar I was inspired to get up and check out what was in my kitchen.

deck flower 3To my delight when I looked out on the deck I saw that a plant we had been nurturing for the last couple of years had bloomed.  Wow… I had no idea, I found the plant next to a dumpster in the West End, looking very pathetic, didn’t know what it was, but I saw it, and another plant that looked like a vine,  Liked the look of them so brought them home.

They have been watered, and simply tended.  In the spring they go out on the deck and in the fall they come in.  Nothing was expected of them.  The vine grows nice big green leaves, they fall off during the winter, and return in the spring, no more no less.  The one you see above, looked like it was just surviving,  When I saw the bloom it was a real treat.  I put out a “what is this” on Instagram, my cousin in Halifax replied “hibiscus”

Isn’t family wonderful!

deck flower

PL Principle # 3  I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

We always have choices, we can dwell on negatives, or we can enjoy the positives, show appreciation  and be rewarded, with more happiness and contentment in our daily lives.

PL Precept # 7   Everything exists in relativity

Oyashikiri

happy day

lunch Baton Rouge 7.25.17

Every once in a while, you get to have a special lunch with good friends, there is shared laughter and playful fun.  Let’s not forget, great food.  Steak rare… tender, moist lobster tail, and a baked potato that was simply delicious.  The waitress said try it, I did, and .. let me tell you.. it was wickedly sinful.  No dessert needed.

Enjoy every moment of your day!

Today it was easy peasy.  Genuine laughter, conversations, light, interesting and comfortable.  Yup, a hedge hog, possum and fox, make for good company and a great lunch. Me? a cross between a fennec and a cat =^_^=  That is all I’ll say.

Happy mid-week everyone!

Oyashikiri

 

Restaurant – Baton Rouge, Kanata, Ontario

 

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