I suspect I might not be the only person to have those Ah-ha! moments when you realize you have taken someone or something for granted. I had such a moment last Saturday night as I wandered through Winnipeg’s Exchange District with … Continue reading
Today is a good day! A local wine merchant called a few days ago to let me know a highly sought-after everyday wine (if there is such a thing) is finally back in stock. I whizzed by after work and … Continue reading
I’m home alone. This is the best time to sit and write a post – no distractions, a full belly, wine flowing – the dishes can wait! I decided to crank up some tunes to break the silence in the … Continue reading
I have been a bit delinquent with posting new material to the blog – mostly due to September rearing its ugly head as we all settle back into the routine and drudge of post-summer life. I vow to post more … Continue reading
My dear friend, Rachel, revealed exciting news a few weeks ago during one of our Scrabble Sundays… and last night, our Scrabble quartet got to meet the lucky fellow, her Peruvian suitor, who will be whisking her away from Winnipeg in … Continue reading
I confess – I am obsessed with fennel – less the seed and more the bulb. I don’t know if it is due to its absence from my childhood palate or its pronounced yet sublime anise flavour. I love it shaved … Continue reading
As promised, I have an update for my alaclaude.com blog followers. You are (almost) the first to receive this MasterChef Canada update.
I received an email today – I hope it is spam – indicating I will not be moving forward with the top 50 in the MasterChef Canada season 2 process.
Although short-lived, this process has been tremendously exciting and loads of fun. I must confess, I am astounded by the amount and volume of support from family, friends and alaclaude.com fans. The blog and my culinary adventures will continue as I hone my skills for the next round of auditions.
‘A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work’, Colin Powell
Wow – time sure flies! It has now been a week and I am finally sitting down to recount the dinner party Eric and I hosted last Thursday. We had a few neighbours over – a perfect time for me to … Continue reading
Scrabble Sundays resumed last night. Our favourite Summer cocktail, the basil Lillet slush also made an appearance. Rachel revealed some exciting news, we enjoyed five MasterChef-worthy courses and polished off a few bottles of wine. Quite a memorable holiday weekend. … Continue reading