Thursday, October 29, 2009

he sleeps all night and he works all day

My beau has to dress up in a Halloween costume for a show he is playing. He decided to dress up as a lumberjack so that he could buy himself some new work clothes and try out having a beard for a while. We used the following as inspiration:

Friday, October 16, 2009

the last of the frozen pesto

garden pesto, daniel lanois, my beau and a little sauvignon blanc.

(don't worry i still have enough basil growing happily in the gloom on my balcony for one more pesto meal.)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friday, October 09, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


stanley park on a late october afternoon.

i have a new project in the works which i am very excited to share with you.
persuasion is a collaboration between myself and my sister elizabeth. the blog will chronicle our two lives in different cities and our everyday musings and will hopefully provide for you regular inspiration. we'll be starting off a little slow, but please check back often; we promise not to disappoint.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

main street farmers market

after work yesterday i went to meet joseph at the main street farmers market, which takes place on wednesday evenings until late october. it's a small market, but happens to have the most stunning back drop: the VIA rail pacific central station. it makes me feel like i am shopping at the market of a grande old city in europe, fresh off the train, picking out a few seasonal bits to take back to the pension with me.

pacific central station photo from here.

i felt like i had done enough baking for the week, so i opted out of stocking up on apples or pumpkins, but with the weather as dismal as it is today, i probably would have enjoyed a little therapeutic apple peeling.

p.s. aren't the beets pretty? i couldn't decide between the purple and the golds ones, so i got red. i now wish i had picked up all three as i have had a silly urge to tie-dye some clothing for a while now and wouldn't that be a fun, environmentally sound colour selection?
the idea is thrilling only to me isn't it? fine, well don't come begging to me for a pink and gold tie-dye tank top when all is said and done.