Monthly Archives: February 2013

Weekend Eats

Weekend Weather and Food

It’s been a “mild” weekend.  By mild, I mean hovering around the freezing mark.  Hey, it’s late February in southern Ontario.  It’s been a darn sight colder of late.  Zero, or even a degree or two warmer, has been most welcome.  We went tobogganing last weekend, given all of the snow we still had from a recent storm.  This weekend has been damp, even wet, and we’ve enjoyed lots of family time, and good food.

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Blessing with Bread Salt and Wine

Start with an amazing setting

Our pastor and his wife are also dear friends of ours.  They have been realizing a dream to own a hobby farm on a sprawling piece of heaven on earth for a few years now.  The tiny house, which they have just renovated and expanded, was dwarfed by the magnificence of it all.  In fact, my blog banner picture was taken as we dined al fresco in their yard.  Here’s the original (grace please, it’s an iPod pic).

Pastoral View

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Asian Pulled Pork Tacos

“Food Truck” Gourmet

Kimchi for Asian pulled pork tacos


Those of you who have followed me here from my previous blog, or Twitter, are familiar with my ladies “gourmet” nights.  For years now I have gotten together every month or two with a group of friends to share great food.  The way it works is thus: The hostess sets the menu, with or without a theme, and hands out the recipes to the group.  Each participant is responsible for making and bringing her assigned dish as written.  These are usually not recipes the hostess has tried before, and they give us all the opportunity to try new foods.  We’ve enjoyed salt cod fritters, lemon feather tall cake, caviar, northern African, south American, all manner of Asian, Greek, Italian, seasonal, local, healthy, fried, festive and exotic foods.

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