Easter dinner, a photo by framboise on Flickr. Via Flickr: Spring clean of patio (strip of concrete by door, really) meant we could finally drag our dining table out of its cramped corner and have friends over for dinner. Roasted chicken and grapes by P. my contribution: chilling wine and scrubbing our so-called patio. And […]
We have something of a love-hate relationship with our waffle maker. Back in the day of believing that Krups doesn’t make crap, we bought an electric waffle maker. All attempts at waffle-making with the included recipe and several epicurious versions resulted in things which resembled waffles, but were nothing like. Examples: Too dry. Tasted like […]
In honour of Noodle Month, here’s one of those foodie posts lurking in the depths of my drafts folder1. Let’s imagine you’ve just arrived in Vancouver and hosteled yourself in your new (fancy-pants) accommodations. What’s the first thing you do? Unpack? Freshen up with a post-flight shower? Take a power nap? For my family, the […]
McNoodle House, originally uploaded by framboise. “I’ll have the wanton mein and yu pein jook please.” @ McNoodle House, Richmond, BC. 多谢 to Uncle SW for all the top-Vancouver eats!
Sticky bun!, originally uploaded by framboise. In my belly within: 3 min of coming out of the oven, 2 min of being placed on the plate, 1 min of being photographed. Another 11 buns in the dish. It’s going to be a busy day…
Our Thanksgiving Chook. No turkey for us; we’re having turkey for WinterPaganFestival, and I don’t eat turkey more than once a year. Recipe in brief: Dry rub of brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, random couscousesque spices slathered all over washed and dried chicken. 12oz can of beer opened, and taste tested. Important, that… […]
It’s been manic. My summer disappeared in a haze of work (good) and people throwing hissy-fits at work (not good). Early autumn was devoted to preparing for, attending, talking at, and then recovering from a large science conference in Chicago. Some fortuitous foresight on my part in summer meant that I also had a few […]