Sunday, 24 February 2013
Monday, 18 February 2013
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Cooking for Don has it's ups and downs. I can count on two fingers the foods he won't eat (peanut butter and pork belly). Almost everything I make is appreciated and happily consumed. But.. he never gets excited about food. He doesn't want to plan meals or talk ingredients or dissect some dish at a restaurant. He just wants to be nourished with healthy tasty food. The advantages to this are that I always get to cook what I want. As long as it isn't high calorie or smothered in sauce, he's game to eat it.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
The kids had a snow day this week. It was the first time schools have been closed for a very long time. Luke says it has never happened, but I think perhaps five years ago there was another winter storm that blew through. The night before both kids slept with their pj's inside out and a spoon under your pillow. Rumour has it this will bring on a snow day. Luke is now convinced it worked. I don't have the heart to tell him that every weather station was predicting this storm. Why not let him believe in a little magic?
Monday, 4 February 2013
A few years ago I was out for a walk when a car pulled up beside me. I was certain the driver's next words would be: where is the gas station? funeral home? arena? Living in a small town right off a highway means people end up here looking for staples. Even if they've come to town intentinally, some landmarks are not easily found. A river runs through the town and so the streets are not a grid and some streets start on one side of the river and continue on the other. It's not uncommon to give directions to any of these places and I was ready and willing to happily direct them. However, on this day, the driver instead said to me: are you Josilin's mom? Panic sank in. What emergency was going on at my home that this random stranger had been sent out to find me?
Friday, 1 February 2013
It's a beautiful winter day here in the Kale Eats kitchen. Freshly fallen snow and a good blast of sunshine streaming in the window. I can't decide if it's a good day to snuggle up in doors or better to brave all that snow and get a dose of Vitamin D. Luke was so excited to see the snow this morning. It's hard not to join in a child's enthusiasm. Of course all that snow meant shovelling for me and sledding for him. Who wouldn't want to go sliding down a hill right about now?