Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Food Box Chronicles

Yes, it is time to catch up with my food box reporting, especially since I have moved from bi-weekly to weekly food box deliveries. Unfortunately, I seem to be spending more time eating than taking pictures as I do not have much to account for the last delivery.

On April 14, I received: blueberries (frozen from last year), two kinds of apples, onions, potatoes, bananas, garlic greens, lettuce and spinach.

Now, I do recall making blueberry sauce (for crepes), more crepes with Nutella and bananas, a spinach quiche with a potato crust, potato and apple soup and lots of salads. However, I do not have any evidence for this so you'll just have to take my word for it!

The Food Box Chronicles

My food box for the week of March 31, 2010:

It contained apples, onions, carrots, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, cucumber, bananas, asparagus, salad mix and crunch bean sprouts.

And I made:

A pasta salad with cucumbers, parboiled carrots, red onion and crunch bean sprouts.

Applesauce muffins.

A citrus and mint salad.

And, my new favourite dish, Roasted Asparagus and Eggs (I'll get a better picture next time).


Saturday, April 17, 2010

I have Minions!

The sale of my condo closes on April 30 and I am thick into the "planning for renovations" stage. I have even hired my own set of minions who will start making things pretty on May 3! At this point, things are going smoothly, but I live in fear that everything will suddenly collapse and I will be left will a disaster a la Holmes on Homes or that things will drag on for 5 years and cost me 10 times as much as planned.

So, rather than dwell on that, I am debating the more important things, like what surface to use for my kitchen counter top:

Option 1: Bianco Carrara Marble

Apparently a nightmare in the kitchen, but oh so lovely.

Option 2: Quartz Reflections Cesarstone

This is my current favourite, but it is so expensive and I don't know what people will think of it in a few years.

Option 3: Kashmir White Granite

Granite is not my favourite material. I find that there is just too much going on colour-wise unless it is very dark in colour. However, I do like this Kashmir White and the price is right. It may be the best of both worlds (price and durability) although I think that it may eliminate the use of my longed for blue glass tile backsplash.

My kitchen minion thinks that I should choose granite. What do you think?