Testing All kinds of Recipes

Fall is a good time to test all kinds of recipes from different cultures. Well, also I have to test out some recipes before taking them to birthday potlucks! Making the gringa type of corn tortilla turned out to be easier than I thought.  A hispanic amiga is going to teach me to make real tortillas one day.  For now, it’s Bob’s Red Mill Masa Harina, stone ground golden corn flour made with dried corn kernels that been cooked and soaked in limewater and then grounded into masa.   The vegan dip by Chloe and chef Roberto from The Official … Continue reading Testing All kinds of Recipes

Building that Rustic Reclaimed Wood Bench

Thanks to buddy Doris that after a few weeks, the hunt for that bench to slide under my sister’s oak table is completed. We picked it up today and proud org berry rhubarb crumble dessert eaters on the new bench. Chris was the woodsmith in Strathcona who built the pine bench. It looks like fir or some kind of reclaimed knotted light softwood. (see Photo 3rd one down) Wanderlust on the Drive sells the reclaimed teak benches (2nd photo from top) for $795 without the 40% off sale. The nice lacquered wood bench from Thailand (see top photo) is asking … Continue reading Building that Rustic Reclaimed Wood Bench