Tuesday, March 29, 2005


Only days away now. Orientation day is Friday April 1st, and I would be lying if I said I wasn't panicing! I don't know what kind of shoes to buy, what time to be there... I just have to hope I will figure it all out before D-day. I look forward to sharing what I learn ( and any mistakes I make along the way).

Monday, March 14, 2005

Sunny Days

It was a stunning, sunny day in Vancouver yesterday, so I grabbed the camera on my break and wandered around the Island, taking pictures.
I work inside the Granville Island Public Market

Its just a small part of the whole Island though, a place worth checking out when in Vancouver. I tend to ignore my surroundings, having worked there for so many years, so it was really neat to actually look around the Island. Right across from the street is the Net Loft, a grouping of non-food shops. A couple of my favorite stores are located in the Net Loft - The Market Kitchen

pictured here with the hugest paella pan displayed in the window; and Blackberry Books

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

More practice...Multiple photos in a single post

This time, I am trying to figure out how to post multiple photos within one entry. I will take yesterdays meals and try to document them chronologically.

Breakfast yesterday morning (and pretty much every morning ) was scrambled eggs on toast with salsa.

well, it looks like that one worked!

After breakfast, I pulled out the dinner ingredients, destined for the crockpot. Short ribs slow-cooked with red wine, thyme, garlic etc.

Browned off the shortribs, then reduced red wine and beef stock, steeping the fresh thyme in it. Everything got poured into the crockpot, I flicked the switch and headed out the door for a little excursion to Whole Foods.
My friend Katie joined me and we decided to have lunch at Whole Foods. Just an overwhlemin array of choices. I ended up with Tofu, stir fried veggies and udon noodles. She did a goat cheese and portobello panini. This is my noodle bowl after I finished lunch. It was huge!!

Because it was Tuesday, the Arts Club was on the route, and after several Gin and Tonics, we headed home to enjoy the short ribs. I served them with a micro pasta and broccoli.

Apparently I need to work on plating when I am tipsy. That is one messy plate. And I can see a bit of meat on the counter!

This experiment seems to have gone well. Coming soon: Using Links In Posts!