Friday, September 10, 2010

Making jam

It was a long time ago, so I'm sure you don't remember, but my housemate Jen has been on my case about making jam for a while now. Well, I'm happy to report that I did it. I made jam with Jen. If you want to know the particulars of the process, check out her post from 2008: Making apricot jam. It is one of the easiest things I've ever made, and it is delicious.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


I have a few blog posts in the cooker, but I can't seem to finish any of them. While you wait for me to get my act together, I'm going to recommend that you listen to these end-of-summer mixes that I came across via For Me, For You:

> Tidal Wave (2010)

> Weird Summer (2009)

They provide a perfect soundtrack for this time of year. The Weird Summer mix also features a song that I've been trying to find since I heard it in a restaurant last year: Walkabout by Atlas Sound with Noah Lennox.

I think this cute comment for the video captures how much I like this song: "this song is very important. it makes me feel so special." I hope it makes you feel special too.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Summer photos

I posted some photos from our summer travels over on Flickr. After that post about Toronto, I never wrote anything about Oshawa, Saskatoon and Emma Lake. We went to all of those places to see family and friends in August. The journey was fun and hot and tender. And busy. As always. Now we're looking forward to a mellow trip to Portland in October. Can you believe that we're going with our house mates? Apparently we can't get enough of each other!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Government House

Last week I brought my new wool blanket, three new books and my camera to Government House for a little quiet time. I love that we live two blocks from this beautiful place.

These are the new books that I bought from Munro's: A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg (on sale!); A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore; In the Garden of the North American Martyrs by Tobias Wolff. Those last two authors were recommended by David Sedaris during his book tour last summer. Remember when I saw him?