December 2014

Photo(s) of the day: Christmas tree quest 2014

7 December 2014 Photo of the Day

I don’t know what it is about the light at the Thomas Tree Farm near North Gower, but I always love the portraits I take of the boys there. I can’t believe we resisted getting a natural tree for so many years – getting the tree has turned into one of our favourite family traditions. […]

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Ingredient of the week: Home made vanilla extract

4 December 2014 Eating and thinking and thinking about eating

Here’s a fun and easy although not entirely inexpensive little project: make yer own vanilla extract! You can thank Chef Michael Smith for this one. Beloved and I have been taping old episodes of his series Chef at Home from the Food Network and watching them on the weekends. One episode he made a passing […]

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Photo of the day: My Name is Donder

3 December 2014 Ah, me boys

This might be one of my favourite Christmas photos of the boys ever. My friend Henry on Flickr gave this one an alternate title that I also really like: we’re going to need a bigger wagon! Fun, right? The expression on the reindeer slays me. That’s a Donder face if there ever was one. This […]

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Photo of the day: Bella listening

2 December 2014 Photo of the Day

This was originally just a throwaway photo I snapped of Bella while I was getting my camera ready for something else, but I love how it captured the intensity her personality. She looks at us like that all the time, as if she is hanging on our every word. She may drive me bananas with […]

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Crowdsourcing: Where are the best Christmas light dislays in Ottawa?

1 December 2014 Happy holidays

It’s finally December. I love December! The days may be short, but the nights are bright with Christmas lights. Oh how I love the Christmas lights! We’ve had the lights up on our porch for a couple of weeks now, and our neighbourhood is slowly starting to show off its Christmas colours. I’d love to […]

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