Friday, December 31, 2010

AeroGarden Update

It’s been exactly 3 weeks since I planted these puppies, and so far so good. Looks like I might have harvestable lettuce in about a week. Everything has sprouted & is coming along. The only one I’ve had any trouble with is the oregano (the one with the little dome on it still); it’s sprouted but it’s not doing too much otherwise, while the other herbs are really doing well. We’ll see!

Herbs, tomatoes, lettuce:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Feast 2010

Apparently, I haz fanz. I got some feedback on Christmas day from someone I didn't even know read this site saying "hey, you haven't posted in a while!"

And then I see I haven't posted since the 10th of this month...

I really need a kick in the ass. It's not like I have a lack of things to write about...

Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. I thought I'd post some pix of the Christmas dinner I had on Saturday night, which took place at my SIL's parents' place and which consisted of the usual ginormous spread of ham, turkey, and all the fixings. This time, dessert was provided by my SIL's Aunt J, and it was a yummy and light peaches & cream angel food cake. There were over 20 people at dinner that night, so I couldn't get a picture of everything, but you get the general idea.

But I did get a picture of my fan's doggy, Ali the Christmas Retriever! Isn't she great? I've met her before at other celebrations and she has such a lovely personality!

Thanks, Fan, for giving me a nudge to post! I will try to stay on it!

Friday, December 10, 2010


I have some really generous friends. After complaining about the crap lettuce at LOGS lately, a friend of mine offered to send me some AeroGardens she had bought for herself but never even taken out of the boxes. One thing led to another, and one day the Purolator guy showed up at my place with a huge box full of three 7-pod AeroGardens.

I had no place to put them at first, but as timing & good luck would have it, my dad got a new dining room table yesterday and I got a new bed. Dad came down to help me assemble my new bed and he brought down his old dining room table, and I just set the AeroGardens up on it in my spare room.

This is so exciting! Since I have three, I am dedicating one garden to my dad so he can have cherry tomatoes. The other two are for me; one is for mixed salad greens so I don't have to rely on the crappy stuff from LOGS over the winter (or ever again, for that matter), and the other one is for a 7 herb mix that includes dill, mind, oregano, thyme, and three kinds of basil.

I am totally stoked about this! They are very bright and they make a bit of a humming & gurgling noise because they are pumping water all the time to the bottoms of the seed pods, but that's OK. I can always close the door.

I'll definitely keep you posted!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Catering Capers

Man, has it been this long since my last post. Wow. I really am neglectful.

My SIL and I catered a Christmas party on November 27, and here are some of the things we prepared. This was for the same people we catered a Christmas party for the year before, only this time there was a much simpler menu; last year there was too much food and too many leftovers.

The menu for this year:

Beef Yakatori skewers
Lemon, dill, and garlic salmon skewers
Chicken souvlaki skewers with tadziki dip
Boconccini & cherry tomato skewers with balsamic reduction
Crostini with goat's cheese & olive tapenade
Crostini with pesto & boconccini
Coconut cupcakes

Here are some photos.

I have another catering gig lined up with C, my SIL's mom, on December 22. It's for a curling club Christmas lunch. I'm really looking forward to that!


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