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Eat Me Tuesday | Latkes

Monday, January 18th, 2016

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Latkes (potato pancakes) are yummy.  I first had them at Marche downtown with sour cream and sausage.  My recipe is made just a little lighter with the addition of cauliflower. I used the grater blade on my cuisinart and threw the potatoes, onions and cauliflower in (but you can finely chop/mince the cauliflower if you don’t have one). The recipe makes about 10-12 latkes- I just do a heaping spoonful of the mixture for each patty. Be sure to use Russett potatoes- they are less moist. Using a non stick pan makes things go more smoothly, and about 2-3 minutes on med-hi heat per side should do it!



Pay Day Breakfast | A New Way To Celebrate A Little Payola

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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payday is a wonderful time of the month.  it comes twice and maybe 3 times if your lucky.  one thing i have noticed is that on the day the funds are in my account… i find myself having breakfast.

sunnyside up

sassauge and bacon is good but links are peferred

has to be with a bottomless cup of coffee

rye or white toast and with an extra side of toast since i’m a dipper

homefries is a must

today is april 2nd and i’m having breakfast right now with myself at whistlestop cafe in PTBO

this is my new tradition


A Year Later | Let’s Try This Again | Grilled Goodness

Monday, January 26th, 2015

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Last year I went to Chasing The Cheese in PTBO and made some yummy grilled cheese with them picking the cheese and I made them and sampled each one to later reveal what type of cheese they gave me.  This year… I did it again and went back to the cheese shop.  This time… I thought I would shoot a little video about the little outing.

Cider | Somersby | Yummy Goodness

Thursday, October 30th, 2014



Somersby is a yummy thing introduced to me this summer.  I had some at a Pub and was hooked this past summer.

The other day I was downtown and picked up a couple cans and sat outside on a mild day and watched the world go by.  I’ve tried a couple other kinds and so far…  and I just keep coming back to Somersby.  I like the sweet taste.

My goodness… it’s so easy to drink it up since it’s like drinking juice.


I’ve had many cans from the LCBO and I enjoy drinking it out and about.


Happy Thanksgiving | Who Is Coming To My Place Next Year?

Friday, October 10th, 2014


No idea where I will be next year… but if I can’t have Turkey… I will head to Marche downtown for Turkey Dinner and the whole world is invited.  This video made me understand how Casey’s head spins.  Love this video and it’s cool to see Owen and how little he was and it’s nice to see Candace in it as well.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to everyone!  I used to love cooking Turkey and all the trimmings and decorating the house.  I’m excited in my new life away from Karen and just wished I could be closer to the kids.  I’m excited for this weekend since I get to see them.  In Thanksgiving’s in the past… I have been screwed a bit by her.  So I’m wondering what is in store for this weekend.

Let’s get back on the positive side.  Happy Thanksgiving and I hope everyone can spend it with the people that are close to them!

You must watch the video from Casey to help with the kitchen prep so you can work out your chart for victory!

Make 10 Things | New Cookbook | @keener1111 is a rockstar

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

On Saturday, when I was picking up my kids… my Son brought out a wrapped gift with my name on it.  He told me that his friend from school gave it to him for me.  I was confused.  I stood there and wondered how his friend would do this for me.  Also… what was it?  I opened it right away and could see it was a book.  Again… I’m thinking… why would his friend give me a book?

I then noticed it was a cookbook and I could see the blue sticky that said #59/101 and it hit me.  It was from Christine.  Her Son is my Son’s mate at school and I had the opportunity to hang out with her last fall at the Pumpkin Patch.  She noticed my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days and number #59 was to get a cookbook and make 10 things from it.

Challenge accepted.  I have 10 things to make from this book.

1-20140303-DSC_0086So sweet of her to do this for me and to give me one of her fave cookbooks.  I’m back up in PTBO and I’m looking through it and I’m going to pick out the 10 things.  You seem like a “Pay It Forward” type of person.


Thanks so much Christine!  Would be great to connect with you for a coffee and find out more about your business.  I’m looking forward to the next school trip & hopefully we can be put in the same group.

Here is my 10 things I need to make:

– Sweet Corn Chowder (pg. 29) | Done March 12th | See Below

– Mexican Albondigas Soup (pg.58)

– Roasted Beet & Arugula Salad (pg.77)

– Flank Steak w/ Lemon Shallot Marinade (pg.112) with all the fixings on the side

– Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps (pg.151)

– Ziti w/ Ratatouille (pg.186)

– Farm Stand Spinach Cannelloni (pg.194)

– Sweet Pea Risotto w/ Prosciutto (pg.205)

– Spinach, Feta + Mushroom Quiche (pg.292)

– Summer Berry Crisp (pg.346)

#1 | Corn Chowder:

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Update:  This task was never completed and I feel bad.  I still have the cookbook but one day when I get a kitchen of my own… and I pull this cookbook out of the box… I know I will finish this off.  🙂