Just got the key to my new acquisition…. …. now some hard work begins. Video, pics and all sorts of bits and bobs to come….
More strawberries & the first garlic bulb…. Potatoes to come soon, pears are ripening on the tree and the tomato plants are starting to take off. All in all, a good year so far.
A drive and a wander, the order of the day, on a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon…. Having driven past a couple of weeks back, we took a walk around Arlington Reservoir, about an hour, (unless you’re in no hurry!) And on the way home, we took some previously uncharted roads by us, through the countryside. […]
A B.C. Tree Fruits worker launches hunger strike after being suspended for speaking out against his employer. That’ll be NAFTA for you. Mind boggling, that we’re surrounded by orchards in this area and it’s better to import them from the US, than support our local growers. But, of course, I’ve got to “save the planet” […]
With a break in the footie schedule, and the weather the right side of pretty good, a camp trip may be in order…. …. especially, now we have the excellent portable BBQ. Or should I put the boat licence to good use and take the old man’s little boat out for a run to the […]
Look out! There’s a new threat in town!…. Exploding watermelons put spotlight on Chinese farming practicesNew food scandal as fields of watermelons are destroyed after farmers mistakenly apply growth acceleratorRead Full Article @ http://tinyurl.com/3t2p2kl Amazing. Please, I’m all ears, please, someone explain to me the health benefits of a water melon, laden with growth hormones […]
Well, I couldn’t find a new coffee machine that was lacking in that other bugbear of mine, BPA, so I went for the traditional percolator. But, on the same shelf…. ….. was this bad boy! Some years ago now, we were treated to a traditional indian curry, by a friend of ours, who regaled us […]
Once, I thought Valentines Day was for the special someone in your life, or for unrequited love of, but no, it seems it’s a big deal here in Canada…. Every year, the kids seem to be making cakes and what not, for everyone in the class, the teacher, the principle….. the list seems endless. If […]
Don’t know why we haven’t done this before, but we used the bread machine to get the dough ready and then whacked these bad boys in the oven…. Tuna salad on some, cheese on the others. Not a bad attempt for a first go, if I do say so myself.
Paid a short visit to the liquor store, or “offie” as our UK brethren will understand, when we came across a familiar sight…. A beer from London! We used to live just down the road from the Fullers Brewery, Chiswick, when we were in Richmond Upon Thames. Many a summer evening was spent as the […]