After a long hard winter, at least by Vancouver standards (it snowed! several times!) it's almost summer here. I bought my first pair of shorts in years. I thought I was too old for shorts, but a Google search about wearing shorts after forty assured me that as long as the inseam was at least 4 . . .
A tequila lime watermelon granita, pasta with summer herb pesto and peas, finished with a salted chocolate and caramel pavlova for a quick and easy summer lunch that impresses. Where has the summer gone? I admit it has been a while in between drinks. The last couple of months have been . . .
When I went gluten-free, I gave up on muffins. And of course, French bread, croissants, pastries etc. This is neither here nor there, because no matter what anyone says, there is no such thing as a great gluten-free baguette. And I’ve never even heard of a gluten-free croissant. But muffins, muffins . . .
Welcome to my new blog! When I started my first blog, Gratinee, it was as a writer of fiction and poetry making my first forays into food and travel writing. I was unemployed, having been recently laid off in an industry hit hard by the economic recession, and didn’t know what I wanted to do . . .