Tuesday, September 24, 2013

out and about
























there is no longer
dancing 
at the matador club,
but an open cafe
can be found.
street trees
remain 
green in the cool
autumn days,
we wonder
what goes on
behind
the blue tarp
covered windows.
it is good to
know that the
corner discount
operates
seven days a week
and
pumpkins
are plentiful
this year.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

tonight's dinner



















less colourful
are these
white
eggplants
to be
featured
in
tonight's dinner

Friday, September 20, 2013

autumn harvest



















this is what
i like best
about autumn,
the colours
of all
the
squashes.
i tend to
buy too
much.

Friday, September 13, 2013

lunch

























on the bridge
over
the tracks
by
the gutted
church
past
the market
to the diner
for
lunch.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

mixed bean salad




















I was given a copy of the
Jerusalem
cookbook
and have been trying
many of the dishes.
the
one i have made
most
often this summer
is the
mixed bean salad.
my favourite.
a wonderful combination
of colours and flavours.
there are many more
recipes to try
as
you can see
by the bookmarks.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

soap



















it is the packaging that
attracted me,
the soap looks
and smells good.
one feels
clean even
before
using it.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

end of summer




















the garden angel
looks resigned,
the hosta fatigued
and eaten,
cooler breezes
waft in,
a weaker
sun creates
longer shadows,
my tiny dark
garden is
wilting into
autumn.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

fika


























fika 
a newish
cafe in
kensington market.
they have
cool drinks
tasty
swedish style
sandwiches.
a good
respite from
summer's
heat.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

the yellow pages





















more pages
from the
sketchbook
project.

Friday, May 10, 2013

at the gallery





















a renaissance
exhibit
at the gallery
followed
by lunch
amen.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

cherry blossoms





















cherry blossom
time
at long last,
feeling the warmth
of the sun,
enjoying
a picnic
in the park,
surrounded
by smiling
faces.
happy may!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

an easter tart




















needing a meatless
dish for easter,
i tested tarta pascualina
a swiss chard and ricotta
tart recipe from argentina.
it can be made with spinach
or swiss chard,
i prefer chard,
here are three recipes
if you wish to make
this delicious
tarta: here; here and here.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

earth hour report

























the hydro authority reported
the city cut energy consumption by
205 megawatts during earth hour,
an increase from last year's
reduction of 197 megawatts.
good news. sadly,  my neighbours
were not participating.