A Bear Visits the Homestead

This was an exciting surprise! The other Sunday morning our camera captured a bear! We of course know they are around, but they’re remarkably shy – I hadn’t seen one near our property for a couple years now. But the new camera caught this one within the first week or so of being installed – … Read more

Pizza Topology

So we had a late Thanksgiving Dinner this year (late by Canadian Standards – it was the last weekend in October).  It was awesome.  Mummu and Grandpa and E! visited us, and we made mashed potatoes, turkey roll with stuffing, gravy, roasted turnip, rice, and rolls, and our guests brought cake and cheesecake for dessert. … Read more

No Hem Hem

So I wake up at midnight.  Bummer – can’t get back to sleep.  It’s still almost four am and here I am blogging. At about one thirty, laying in bed, I’m thinking about insulating the windows and other window-related stuff, when it occurs to me that later today I’m to be at Mummu’s and I … Read more

Gyoza Overflow!

I really, REALLY wanted to steam all the Japanese dumplings I bought, but the basket for our little rice steamer just couldn’t contain them all. Mmmm, Gyoza! Where there’s a will (and a silicon bowl) there’s a way! Mmmm, tasty dumplings incoming!  Where’s the soy sauce?