Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 is a GO!

Ok, I admit it. For several years of our relationship, when it was just the Hubster (then the BoyToy) and me, we had been getting old. I don’t mean chronological age, mind you — because, well DUHHH — but more like we were getting a little too set in our ways, stuffy, and boring. Rut…

Recipe Post: Pork and Veal Meatballs

As I mentioned offhand in this post, it is a common thing for me to be asked to make spaghetti and meatballs when I’m up visiting family. Whether it’s because my spag sauce and juicy meat spheres are the best in the land, or that my family is usually just too darn lazy to make…

Knitting Project Confidential: The Reveal!

As I mentioned back in this post, my lovely sister was due a lovely cowl or infinity scarf for Christmas from me, made with this amazingly weird, super-slubby yarn (her choice): Well, I finished it in time for Christmas, and it was well-received! however, I had forgotten to take pictures of it and only shot…

Recipe Post: Shepherd’s Pie Extraordinaire!

Since I’m up visiting family, I’ve been indulging my inner gourmet chef (and who wouldn’t, with such a lovely kitchen to work in, compared to my little kitchen closet at home!). It’s only Wednesday, and I’ve already made some very yummy foods. Earlier this week I made a version of Martha Stewart’s Perfect Macaroni and…

Recipe Post! Cranberry-Glazed White Chocolate Cheesecake

This beautiful dessert was a delicious ending to our massive Christmas dinner, and well-received by all guests, even those who normally don’t eat cheesecake! Sadly, my own photo of my lovely cheesecake was so comprehensively awful, I had to pinch one from the internet; I guess I was too busy serving and clearing that I…

One more (belated) Christmas present!

Waaay back in late March of last year, a good friend and I picked up a couple of lovely, somewhat odd lace scarves at the OOAK (One Of A Kind) artisan exhibition. They were expensive, but we both fell in love with our respective colour choices.  And, being the crafty-face that I am, I was…

The Reason Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.

Yay for the first post of 2015!!! Thought I’d step briefly back from food posting and give you a silly little update on what’s going on lately in the BirdHouse. So…I’ve been away from home for the last couple of months, dealing with some family stuff. The Hubster’s totally got my back on this; he…