Archive for January, 2005

Why We Left St. John’s

Friday, January 28th, 2005

I’ve been working on a contract in St. John’s over the last couple weeks. Man, have I been reminded how ugly winter is in St. John’s. Snow, snow, snow, rain, freezing rain, delayed flights, cancelled flights, rescheduled flights, snow, rain, ice, argh!!!!! Hopefully I’ll make it home tomorrow.

Surfin’ Around

Friday, January 14th, 2005

Huygens lands and sends pics from TitanBut CBC Radio news just said that Titan is the first moon to be exploded since our own. Whoops!
ESPN has a plan to start the NHL from scratchLots of good ideas, but I don’t like the larger net.

Books read so far this year…

Thursday, January 13th, 2005


The Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
Transmission by Hari Kunzru
Typhoid Mary by Anthony Bourdain


Living History by Hillary Clinton
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
Typhoid Mary by Anthony Bourdain
Little Children by Tom Perrotta
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
The Conspiracy Club by Jonathan […]

Book Review: The Making of a Chef

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

The Making of a Chef describes Michael Ruhlman’s journey through the curriculum of the Culinary Institute of America ("The CIA"). An author who cooks (or a cook who writes, as he would now say), Ruhlman goes through almost all of the blocks in the CIA’s program as a student.
Along the way, Ruhlman […]

Terrine de Canard

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

When we went to France last summer, I loved sampling the various terrines and pates. That kind of thing is just not done in restaurants here. Maybe it’s the North American palate or maybe it’s the long preparation involved. Anyway, I just made my first real terrine in my new Le Creuset […]

I get the hint

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Let’s play a little detective game. I got the hint, but can you?
On Christmas morning I opened a gift from my mother and it was a book entitled A thousand and one household hints. Immediately after opening this gift, Jim handed me a gift from him and to my "delight," it was an encyclopedia type […]

The history of my living

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Well, for those of you who may have been disturbed by my post, "The return of TV," let me reassure you — I do still read. Jim and I recently purchased a bookcase that we are filling with all our new books that we got for Christmas and I am looking forward to reading them […]

The return of TV

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

After months of having nothing to watch on television, I now have something to look forward to again. I am being a little over dramatic, but it’s true. I have not regulary watched a television series since the season finale of Six Feet Under (Season four) which aired in late summer. All fall, I constantly […]

Our Wedding

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005


Tuesday, January 11th, 2005