Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In Pictures: Summer 2014


I mean...wasn't it just May?  We've been keeping super busy this Summer with all sorts of good times, especially birthdays.  Lenny is four.  It's hard to believe how quickly time has flown.  That whole thing about the years being short and the days being long?  So on the money.





Lenny wasn't the only one with a birthday.  Our friend Matthew is ONE!  Isn't he handsome?  

Beautiful Girls

Great brunch spot with great people in the Junction Triangle.  
A trip to the ROM always means a trip to Starbucks too.
My first attempt at growing food is actually yielding results.  So shocked.

 It wouldn't be Summer without a few trips to the C.N.E.  


With my Mama
Farmer Len is already a better driver than me.

A visit with Cousin / Auntie Laura

Getting ready to march in the Caribbean Festival Parade where I was the official photographer for the PanAm Games.

I took a conference call at the beach last week.  Moments like these remind me of why Freelance Life is THE BEST.

Derek Jeter's last game in Toronto with my girls...


Perhaps the most exciting development in our household this Summer was the addition of J.J.  Lenny named him after the Robeau (J.J. is short for Jim Junior) and I'm happy to report that this handsome Russian Blue youngster is fitting in quite nicely.  I've missed having a cat in the house.


Fall, here we come!  It's going to be a big one...


Pics are from my Instagram feed or courtesy Aunt Mo.


Saturday, August 09, 2014

Saturday Zen


I've been missing New York lately.  I think it's time to start planning a trip with Lenny.  I might be planning it for a couple of years, but that's half the fun, isn't it?

I'm Feeling This: Betty Friedan



“Ageing is not ‘lost youth’, but a new stage of opportunity and strength. It’s a different stage of life, and if you are going to pretend it’s youth, you are going to miss it. You are going to miss the surprises, the possibilities, and the evolution that we are just beginning to know about because there are no role models, no guideposts, and no signs.” ~Betty Friedan



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Recipe: Watermelon and Bacon Salad


What you'll need:

1 small Watermelon or 1/2 a larger Watermelon
4 slices of Bacon
Green onions
Olive Oil
Course Sea Salt
Fresh Cracked Pepper

Directions:

1.  Snip the 4 slices of Bacon into bite-sized pieces into a skillet or frying pan.

2.  While the Bacon is crisping up, slice the Watermelon thinly and arrange on a platter or large plate.

3.  Drain the Bacon well.

4.  Drizzle the Watermelon with Olive Oil and season with Course Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper.

5.  Sprinkle Bacon on top of the Watermelon.

6.  Garnish with ribbons of Green Onion (the green part).

Verdict:

This works nicely as a light appetizer before a BBQ with cocktails (think Gin and Tonic or Sangria).  I love the sweet and salty combo of the Watermelon and Bacon!  If you want to be more refined about things and really impress your guests, check out Martha Stewarts recipe for Watermelon Carpaccio, which was my inspiration for this little salad.  Let me know if you try this one out!