Item No. 4,635 on Bucketlist: Done and Done

Waking up Sunday morning I did not plan on marking off another item from my bucketlist. But lucky me I was able to. The man had the man-flu as did the the little guy this weekend and so I was charged with:    cleaning, fileting, and pan-searing our fresh red snapper. Granted, this was not…

Cottaging Traditions: Webers on Hwy. 11

One of the best things of being foreign is to have local friends showing you the ropes (or burgers in this case). On the way to Cottage Country at the beginning of summer break, my friends Candace and Michelle (knowing that I love food and new experiences a whole heck of a lot) told us…

Ruffalo is the Gruffalo, right?

So I have a problem. Well, I have lots of problems but one of them is pretty simple: I confuse names of people, places, and things. It’s summer so I stayed up WAY past my bedtime last night with the man enjoyed a lovely G&T from one of my favourite gin producers straight outta D.C.:…

So This is 40

Well, for me it’s (over) 40 and my friend (just under) 40. It’s been ages since we’ve had a chance to catch up. And girlfriends need that: time to catch up, gossip, and receive some sage parenting advice (thank you, dear friend). So what would two amazing friends do to catch up? Super easy: early…

Happy Father’s Day

   We love our papa … and papa loves cheesecake.  He does not love any and all cheesecakes. Nope. This true Schwob loves his German cheesecake which is, unlike its New York counterpart, light and fluffy with a hint (and I mean *hint*) of lemon.       So thanks to Liberté Greek yogurt, as well…

Inside Out …

    Yes! We saw it and it was everything you’ve heard and more. It was our first full week off of school and seemed only fitting to celebrate our first week together with a movie. And lucky us, Inside Out was released today. We packed up the car and enjoyed our lunch of butter popcorn (real butter)…

“COSTCO!” 

I swear to you, I have to psych myself up at least a couple of days before I venture to Costco. I hate that place with a bloody passion and yet I continue to go there. Granted, I only go every six to eight weeks but it still gets under my skin. “Why?” you ask…

End of the Season

For my daughter and I, we have a tradition going back a couple of years now to enjoy a day in Toronto alone and without the boys. Beyond visiting the National Ballet in Toronto for The Nutcracker we have begun to enjoy our newly acquired Season Tickets. School was out this past week and so…

There is Always a First Time

For me, it was John Denver at the Omni in Atlanta circa 1980. I won’t get into other firsts but it was along the lines of John Denver. Heaven help me. So for my kids, their first concert experience needed to be awesome. And so the thought was simple: why take the kids to a…

Nostalgic

“Progress” brings about change and with it goes a bit of old Oakville.                 Edit 

A Bit of Cajun Country in the Great White North

Our trip to Ottawa including the visit to Parliament Hill and skating on the Rideau Canal ended on a fun and unexpected note: a Cajun restaurant between Ottawa and Toronto in the town of Peterborough. Hot Belly Mama’s: an amazing and delicious treat with Southern warmth and hospitality in small town Ontario. The food was excellent and…