• May 28, 2017 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    Earlier this week on Tuesday, a deer came to visit.  It entered from the back left corner, strolled in, walked along the side fence and then turned around and slowly left.  

  • August 1, 2016 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    We finally made our first manju.  We followed a pkg recipe found on the Internet.  It isn’t pretty and we haven’t had the benefit of watching someone who knows what they’re doing.  However, it tastes pretty good!

  • July 27, 2016 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    Does anyone know what type of pepper this plant this is?  I got it from a friend’s father but unfortunately he had planted so many different things and can only remember that this is a pepper plant.  It has thorns which I’ve never seen. I’ve tried google searching but could not find anything. 

  • July 17, 2016 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    We tried going back to planter gardening with romaine lettuce.  It’s doing very well.  Next year I plan to try potatoes and some other items. 

    I’m also trying to start avocados through a method I found through Pinterest.  We’ll see in another 6 weeks or so if the seeds will sprout anything.  

  • July 10, 2016 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    And to start my birthday…..pancakes!!!

  • July 10, 2016 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    This is a great Japanese restaurant in Richmond Hill where we celebrated my birthday last night.  Below is my sushi dinner I enjoyed with Kikusui Junmai Ginjo premium sake.  The perfect meal in my opinion. 

  • July 6, 2016 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    I’ve never seen a tomato plant start growing right out of the tomato. 

  • June 30, 2016 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    We have a new friend.  He’s probably the same chipmunk that’s been around the past couple of years.  But this year we started to put out more peanuts – for him and Mr Bluejay.  We meet Chippy everyday round 5:30pm when we head out to water the garden.  Sometimes we are later in getting out and he comes to the back door, stands up and looks in.  Too funny!  He started accepting peanuts right out of our hands.   

  • June 30, 2016 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    We currently have a pilot program underway that allows us to work from home a day or two per week until October.  It’s great being home as I can make myself better meals.  I prepared this fruit medley served a grapefruit half as the bowl. Much more enjoyable than the banana, apple and almonds I usually have.  

  • June 21, 2016 /  Misc, Uncategorized

    Past few days have been incredibly hot and humid but a cooler front rolled in yesterday afternoon bringing strong winds and some nasty storms to the north and east.  Then, the sunset fired up the clouds.