Boo La La

Hola quieridos amigos!

Thats the Stella Maris cemetery outside the Fortress of Louisbourgh. It’s a really beautiful spot to be a dead. We parked there to play Pokemon because ya gotta catch’em all.

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I got about 11 Evees until the idea of a bunch of skeletons covered in worms made us hungry and we went to get some lunch.

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Pizza and sunshine! Pizza and sunshine!! Look at that bubbly cheese. Pizza, you are the best. Mwah! Mwah! Pizza! Je t’aime, mon amore!

Anyway that was really nice. I went to the library because I am obsessed with the cookbook section. I want to rub it all over my body.

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This is it. I like to come once a month and sit on the little padded seat in this section and pull books out at random to flip through the recipes. Its like a taste adventure, in the ol’ imagination box. I mean I really make myself at home, really spread it. Make it real uncomfortable for anyone else trying to look at cookbooks because they feel like they are interrupting something private and sacred. I’m kidding, Im just hoping someone will shuffle by me and strike up a conversation about muffins or Persian cooking and I can really lean into being the biggest nerd in the library. It’s my dream to work through this section one book at a time. Even the “healthy eating” books. Its my duty. Today I picked up Bitter by Jennifer McLagan. Its been on my To Read list for a couple of years since it came out. And Friday Night Dinners by the always amazing Bonnie Stern.

Last months picks were Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child and The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook. Both were fantastic, and I am going to buy myself a copy of Julia Child’s book. I scribbled down a half dozen recipes from Gramercy Tavern. Simple, fresh and totally attainable in a home kitchen. I cant wait to try the citrus cured char and the chicken liver parfait. Yuuuhhhhhhh.. m…  yes. Please.

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Today was a really nice day. We had pizza, and went for a drive in the sunshine. We ran errands. CB and I shared a coffee and dipped cinnamon sugar doughnuts into it. Its been sunny all week and my skin feels greedy for it. When I stand outside in my Tshirt I feel like my skin cells lift up and position themselves to soak up the most uv like solar cells.

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This is a pic I took of Sweetpea while we were sharing a garlic bread out on the step. Just chillin, breathing garlic breath on eachother.

OH!! Last week CB’s mum came up for a surprise visit for the week! (Hi Arlene! We miss you. Sweetpea especially!!) Not.. to segue into that from garlic breath, it just reminded me because we had a big family get together and made a gratuitous amount of spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread and a Caesar salad big enough to feed an army. It was really, really nice to have a house full of family, eating and talking and drinking. Kids doing their circus routine in the hallway. Sweetpea dodging between peoples feet hunting errant meatballs. Arlene stayed for a whole week, and it was back to back Pop & Chips parties every night. We know how to party over here. We really do miss her now. Made me proper homesick.

Oh and CB made a pizza crust that was insane. Next week we are going to try it out as a donair pizza so I will document the process. Its gonna be good.

I think thats about it. See ya!

 

 

 

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Ahoy Boy!

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Ahhhh days off.. So rare and so beautiful, like a magestic.. I dunno, some cool frog or something that’s endangered in the rain forest that you forget about but then when you finally see it you’re like “Oh that! I love those! Aw, awesome. So cool”. Yeah, like that.

I endangered frog’d the hell out of today, anyway! We did it all. Went out for a breakfast, did a bit of shopping– I bought caaaandy! But the highlight was engaging in my favourite day off past time..

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Getting drunk in the bath in the afternoon!

Absolutely nothing in this world is more relaxing. I literally had to lay down afterwards because I was too relaxed to stand up. I like to crank it hot and just boil my troubles away while making my blood as thin and fluid as possible. Afterwards I feel like a goddamn minestrone.  Good stuff.

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These are the housewarming presents from my family. A crystal decanter that was a wedding present to my Nanny & Bapa. I filled it up with whiskey and used it today, and did a cheers to them. I also have a gilded tea cup from my grandma which I’m too afraid Im going to break to use.

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We poked around in this shop called “This n’ That” which has all kinds of random stuff like kissing frog salt & pepper shakers I seriously had a hard time not buying. I noticed they also have OIL PAINTS! I bought a few small Newfie cookbooks that are all amazing.

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Then we had KD and FRIED BAH-LOOOH-NEEEE for lunch (dinner?)! Mmm mm good.

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An old friend and coworker is coming to work at the Inn tomorrow, and will be staying with us for a while. This is her room which I have decorated with mismatched sheets, an old wooden chair, and a package of Big Chew. I’m an impeccable hostess.

We didn’t know what she likes to eat so CB stocked the cupboard with Kraft Dinner, Peanut Butter and Cheerios sooo.. hope she eats like a 12 year old boy!

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I bought a little jar of cloudberry jam and a big box of beer.

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These are some wild garlics Chef Murray gave me after an event at the Inn last night. I didnt have a vase big enough for them so I just put them on the floor. Martha Fuckin Stewart!

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Then, we had a nap on the couch for a bit, cleaned the house, and I spent a few hours outside picking berries. I picked all of them! And then we ATE THEM!! Mmm Burries.

Right now to my right the sun is going down over the ocean and the wind is blowing nice smells through the open window. To my left is the sound of CB cooking up an awesome dinner of bacon and perogies. This evening we have a pop & chips party planned. This evenings selection is World War Z, dill pickle and Pepsi. Global Maritimes owns the rights to all the James Bond movies apparently so thats usually what we have been watching. It will be a nice change of pace. Also, James Bond is such a sexual predator, gross. Watching Roger Moore make out is the worst thing to have ever been filmed. Sean Connery groping random chicks somehow works though. The last one we watched he manhandled some chick into doing it in a sauna and then smash cut to him leaving saying “See ya later”. So so sauve.

Oh my moms on the phone, BYE!