Friday, July 24, 2009


So I'm currently in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada... on vacation visiting my best friend. ;o)

So far, it's been quite the adventure.

The day I arrived... was nice... not too hot... not too cool... but just as night fell, the wind picked up and sent trees rolling through parking lots... brought down the canopy of one of the big downtown towers on someone... and the next day, lots and lots of trees were looking very worse for the wear.

But since then, it's been nice... got a sunburn yesterday... Rode the Mindbender at the West Ed Mall on Tuesday... Ate poutine for the first time on Sunday... Donair for the first time yesterday... and have discovered that dipping fries in gravy isn't really that strange of a thing after all.

I have been eating my way from Tim Horton's to the next Tim Hortons... it was the easiest thing to locate and program into my GPS for the way here. LOL I don't eat at all of them... seriously. But each and every A&W has become a running joke because that is my choice of on the road restroom and drink stop. At home, the only A&W's really left are a combo with KFC... and they put ice in the root beer! gasp... the horror... .I've long since forgotten the taste of an A&W in a frosty mug and I will happily admit to drinking regular root beer in these stops instead of Diet... but I guess that just helps because at least it's root beer so no caffiene.

I have had Ketchup flavored chips... caved in and purchased cookies by george... yummo! And have introduced my friend to Crystal light in tubs. Apparently they only come in big packets here. I have walked the entire mall at West Edmonton... up down and all around. LOL

It's been a great time and when I can reuinte with my computer and camera then I will make sure to post some pictures.

Oh... but for what I forgot to take pictures of... was my dinner at the Unheardof restaurant.


But more of that soon... I have a dish or two to try and recreate... ;o)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Well... it dawned on me that I've been very slow in posting what I've been up to... ;o)

How in the world could I have forgotten about my bread pudding? Sourdough Bread, dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips and almonds... it was yummy!

Then, recently... there were the sugar cookie beachballs for a beach themed work party...

and the lemon cake, lemon frosting cupcake bites for a friend's wedding - matching her wedding colors....

And... coming soon... what did I manage to do with these luscious Oregon Strawberries? mmmm... just like home, fresh picked, sun warmed... ?