Friday, July 31, 2009

shadey evening at trout lake

as our flat is approaching the temperature at which eggs fry, we decided to take in some shade at the dog park.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

when cosmo attacks!

here's cosmo laying a nice throw-down on sugar.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

handmade nation photobooth

here we were at the handmade nation screening, taking a few minutes to pose for the photobooth (pufferfish is my personal favorite).

pickled cauliflower

lili and i decided to pickle some cauliflower today. this is a cold recipe, so the goodies must be refrigerated and eaten within a month. with our trusty "jam it, pickle it, cure it" book in hand and little artistic license, we took:

4 cups of cauliflower
3 cloves of garlic
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons of yellow mustard seeds
2 tablespoons of dried dill
1 tablespoon of black peppercorns
2 teaspoons of salt
1-2 cups of white vinegar

dump everything except the vinegar into a one quart jar, then fill the jar half way with vinegar. top the rest of the jar off with cold water. seal the jar and give it a gentle shake to mix the ingredients around. give it about three days of pickle-power in the fridge before cracking it open.

we'll let you know how it turns out and feel free to comment on your own experience.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


walking back from granville island, we helped some kids pick raspberries on the seawall. too steep to climb down, i thought... what would macgyver do? i used sugar's leash (she was no longer attached, obviously) and created a makeshift lasso. i hurled the contraption at the prickly produce and was able to pull up a vine or two for the kidlet cultivators. don't they look yummy!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

puppet ambush!

what a tasty ear you have!

Monday, July 13, 2009

attack of the gigantic cauliflower!

we're having friends over for dinner tonight. on the chopping block is this ginormous cauliflower (look at that puny little rubik's cube). with any luck, it will be transformed into lovely coconut veggie curry.