Category Archives: Not Food

Bees on the Lemon Tree

Bees on the Lemon Tree

We bought a small Meyer Lemon tree when we moved into our apartment just over a year ago.  It always seems to either have blossoms, or to be forming them, so the enchanting neroli-like scent of lemon blossoms surrounds us almost year-round. For some reason, we didn’t have any bees on the flowers last summer,… Continue Reading

Wildflowers in the City

Wildflowers in the City

There aren’t many places where dogs can run free off-leash here in the city, but Emmy and I discovered a small space between a nearby park and the railway tracks that’s somewhat out of view. It’s on a steep incline, and full of weeds, so I don’t think anyone minds that we are running free… Continue Reading

Interesting Stamps

Interesting Stamps

This is completely unrelated to food, but an interesting bit of ephemera. I recently bought a back issue of a sewing magazine, and the seller was in Nova Scotia. When the envelope arrived, it was covered with a beautiful assortment of old and new stamps: Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

I’ve been playing around with some fun filmmaking techniques, so I thought I would make my holiday greeting this way this year.  This was made using what’s called the stop motion animation technique (something which I obviously need a lot more practice at!).  The music is Shane playing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’.… Continue Reading