Dog Day: It's the Holidays!

To all who celebrate, wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a happy, happy holidays to all! Here’s to days of fun and relaxation, time surrounded by loving family and friends, great food and treats, and all the gifts you dream of.  With hugs from me, The HH and (of course) The Girls 😀 “Mum, you know we’d […]

A (Very) Belated Birthday for DDD: Musings on Three Years of Blogging* and Vegan MoFo Roundup #3

 Another week of Vegan MoFo is over–and I’m still standing (or, to be more precise, sitting here at my desk). I can hardly believe how quickly the past three weeks have whizzed by! I must admit, I am stretching more than culinary muscles with this event. My usual modus operandi for blog posts is to let […]

Dog Day: The Girls Go Gaga for Halloween

“Here it is, Halloween again, and once again, Mum has us decked in these silly costumes. . . seriously, Mum, Lady Gaga?? I mean,  how many more years will I have to put up with such indignities? A bad romance, indeed. . . . “ “What do you mean, Elsie? I LOVED my costume this […]

SOS Meets Flash in the Pan: Super Easy Tofu Scramble with Kale and Pumpkin

[Sometimes, you just want to eat something now.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] So, are […]

Back-to-School Swag #3: A Gift for Me, A Gift for You–and Easy Chili Mac Recipe

[This could be yours!  (Some assembly required). For the recipe and to enter the Amy’s foods giveaway, click  here.] Here we are with Number Three (out of four) in my Back-to-School Swag Giveaway series, and I am really in love with this one! And now you can try Amy’s organic, allergy-friendly (many gluten free), vegan, whole […]

Is This Too Corny for You? Fresh Corn Soup with Smoky Garnish

  A hydrogen atom walks into a bar.  He turns to the bartender and says, “I think I’ve lost an electron!”.  The bartender replies, “Are you positive?” [source: my Biochemistry prof at CSNN] Ba-DUM-pa!  Yes, indeedy, I am a lover of corny jokes.  I giggle uncontrollably when I hear a good one, I hoard them for […]

Dog Day: Hazy, Crazy, Lazy Days of Summer

We’re in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave here in the Toronto area, which means the usual effects: kids walloped by shooting sprays from errant fire hydrants,  major power outages as people crank up the A/C, and Ricki alternating between mountains of marking and indulging a seemingly insatiable craving for ice cream (thankfully, I’m […]

Guest Post: Elsie & Chaser on Rhubarb Swirl Ice Cream

[THANKS, everyone, for your comments in response to my question at the end of my last post.  I appreciate all the different perspectives and will address the issue next time!  If you haven’t added your two cents yet, you still can. I’d love to hear from you!] Ah, the crazy, lazy days of summer. Well, […]

Dog Day: Who’s Your Mama?

For all the moms out there. . .  Whether a Mom by birth, [My mother on her wedding day, aged 22] a Mom by choice, [Elsie, you’re a pretty good pillow.”] or a Mom you hold close in your heart, [My Mom at my wedding, aged 59, three years before she died.] Wishing you all day […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

One night when I was sixteen, I watched Marvin Hamlisch (composer of A Chorus Line, etc.) on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  The previous guest was Adrienne Barbeau, the buxom actress who played Bea Arthur’s daughter on the sitcom Maude. I was appalled as I witnessed Hamlisch, seated on the couch beside her, stammer and fidget (eyes flitting […]