Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rosewall Creek

Last weekend, I got to take one of my friends on my favourite hike on Vancouver Island. You park in Rosewall Creek Provincial Park and walk under both the "Old Highway" and the "New Highway." Then, you follow the creek for 45 minutes to a spectacular waterfall.
And of course, you have to stop at Qualicum Foods for sandwiches for the trip. (I worked there in the late 90s right after high school. I can still remember produce codes. Bananas, 4011. Green peppers, 4065. I could go on.)

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Four-thirty is my grumpy, hungry hour. God bless the Internet. Old tortillas + some salt + 350 for 12 minutes = chips and salsa! Crisis averted.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend (Food) Warrior

I love weekends. It's amazing how much you can get done (read: eat) when you don't have to go to work!

Friday evening: First BBQ of the season.
Saturday: My first ever roast chicken. It was easy, especially with extra tips. I made stock with the bones, which gave my boyfriend a reason to stay up until 2:00 am playing online poker. Someone had to turn the stove off. Way to take one for the team, babe.

Sunday: Dinner party stand-bys, including Jamie Oliver's "Parmesan Chicken Breasts with Crispy Posh Ham" (prosciutto), roasted veggies, and apple crisp.

Shockingly, I was still too full to eat breakfast this morning.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Vegas, baby!

Vegas: where everything is fake, fabulous and fun. While my favourite pics seem to be from New York, New York, we stayed at the Wynn, which can be summed up in the phrase: "Twelve dollar pool-side Pina Coladas that are worth every penny."

Look at this sandwich! That's pastrami, corned beef, coldslaw and turkey. With a side of potato salad. And a pickle.