Author Archives: Renee

About Renee

Fortysomething mom, wife and mechanical engineer. Currently working out plans to found a retirement home circus troupe.

12 October 2020

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving! 2020 has been a challenging year, but our family has much to be thankful for. Today we are healthy and with each other and that is a lot right there. With the exception of his birthday, my … Continue reading

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11 October 2020

Poutine project behind us, the rest of the week went more or less to plan.  Taco Wednesday was definitely the most involved. For anyone not working from home in the middle of a pandemic, this is probably better left to … Continue reading

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4 October 2020 – Poutine Project

Poutine project was a massive success! Simon and the kiddo took lead on this one. I just took photos and made a quick trip out for additional fry oil. I’d had aspirations of making the cheese curds, but realized my … Continue reading

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3 October 2020

As usual, actual implementation of the weekly meal plan went off road in a few places. Monday: cod au gratin, fried green tomatos, green beans, leftover roast veg -Cod au gratin is a family favourite, but does take effort. It was … Continue reading

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27 September 2020

Despite 10+ years of having this blog, it is pretty obvious by now that I’m not a frequent poster. This is partly due to laziness, partly due to the fact that after a week of working on the computer I’m … Continue reading

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15 August 2020

Back in dinosaur times (circa 1998 probably) on a family trip to New Brunswick, my 2 years older cousin showed up for a visit driving an incredible car. Laurena has always been the coolest person known to my sister and … Continue reading

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21 March 2020

Quarantine Diary The world is crazy right now. Still early days and we are trying to make the best of our pandemic time at home. Thankful to be healthy.

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27 December 2018

While kiddo is with her Dad’s side of the family for a few days her Papa and I are revelling in “boring grown up stuff”. Giant New York Times crossword for him. Dog snuggles and book for me. And more leftovers … Continue reading

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26 December 2018

Holiday leftovers make for wonderfully horrible food options. This one reminds me of a decadent hot dip they served at a long gone wine bar in Kingston, Ontario. Cheeseball, sundried tomatos, and gnocchi. A little red pepper for vegetables.

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25 December 2018

Merry Christmas! A few photos for the scrapbook. This captures her spirit well. Nine is a fantastically wacky age. My partner enjoys taking on cooking projects so for the past 5 years he’s chosen to theme our Christmas Eve feasts … Continue reading

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