Thursday, 29 April 2010

eye exam

no food today, random sightings instead.
this window display has not changed in years
and i like how the eye chart has been carefully
repaired. the hat shop is amazing and one day
i will go in. the ice cream sign is one of my
favourites. the significance of the
pot hanging over a vacant shop is a mystery
to me.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

fresh lunch

it is always a delight to
have lunch at fresh.
they have a number of
locations so we are
never far.
the menu offers
a good variety of
vegetarian dishes
and it is all very tasty.
today's lunch
was: black bean burrito,
deluxe veggie burger
and sweet potato fries
(we were hungry)

Monday, 26 April 2010

i spy a new café

the belljar café.
the café opened a few
weeks ago
adding ambiance
to the neighbourhood.
we ordered
one americano, one cappuccino
and a brownie.
we liked it
and plan to return.

work in progress

on my work table:
after a masking tape
changing papers
this drawing series
is progressing
must continue...

Saturday, 24 April 2010


a perfect start
to the weekend,
visiting friends
for dinner
and sitting
by the fireside
on a chilly

Friday, 23 April 2010


using a basic pizza dough recipe
with whole wheat flour
and whatever is on hand
peppers, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes,
artichoke hearts.
quick, easy

Thursday, 22 April 2010

earth day

happy earth day,
my offering,
a delicate
from my tiny
dark garden.

Monday, 19 April 2010

secret knowledge

david hockney is
one of my favourite
i have been wanting his book
secret knowledge
ever since it was published.
this weekend to my
delight i was given
a copy.
the works of the old
masters have always
amazed me, and i too
wondered how did they
do it?
this book is so interesting
and beautiful,
i can't stop reading and
looking through it.

Sunday, 18 April 2010


at my mother's house
there is a small magnolia tree
that i am fond of.
i have only seen it in full bloom
3 or 4 times.
due to unpredictable spring
rains, high winds or sudden heat
waves i would often miss the
big flowering event.
this year due to cool weather
the flowers waited
for my visit.
funny how things like that
can be so significant.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

brigadeiros, a brazilian treat

inspired by a recipe in the guest cooks'
portuguese language textbook.
flavours: rose water pistachio,
coconut lemon and cocoa.
brigadeiros make a chewy and fun
to make treat.

Friday, 16 April 2010

polaroid, the reporter

while cleaning out
my closet
i rediscovered
my father's camera
the reporter.
no film.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

good morning

it is not only about
pastries and cappuccino
i am always on the lookout
for ways to make simple
and healthy foods at
home. Commercial
breads are often
and not fresh.
inspired by sarah
i baked these buns.
the dough was started the night
before and in the morning, voila
fresh buns!
her beautiful blog can be
found here. please visit.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

to be demolished

this house
is to be demolished
(despite neighbourhood protest)
to make way
for an oversized
gaudy McMansion.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


i love this time of year,
when the trees
pink blossoms

floral tribute

i love you forsythia,
your bold yellowness,
a beacon of joyful
on grey rainy days.
that said,
i have two forsythia shrubs
in the garden,
sadly i can't seem to
trim them properly,
thus creating an
exuberant mess.

Monday, 12 April 2010

sunny day at the beach

sunny day
at the beach.
heading to the
island airport.
a closed lifeguard
kite boarders
enjoying the brisk
breezes and chilly

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Saturday, 10 April 2010

happy birthday, mr. resident

i cannot take credit for this cake,
baked by the guest cook,
an alice waters recipe, the 1-2-3-4
cake from the art of simple food
with a buttercream icing and a
raspberry jam filling.

Friday, 9 April 2010

another new café

like a moth
to a flame,
a new café
opened two weeks
nicely done,
very busy,
the cappuccino
was watery.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


the city
is its own place
scraps here and there
no films at the cinema
bagels in darkness
new neighbours
and stillness.