a little w(h)ine

Two years ago Sarah, Amanda and I went on a sparkling wine tour in Annapolis Valley.

It was lovely. I wrote all about it here.

I guess Trip Advisor liked the post so much they decided to steal my picture and use it for their Top 10 Nova Scotia Food and Drink Wine Tours article:


A co-worker spotted Amanda in the article, screenshot and texted it to her. The oddest part about it all is that the tour the photo is linked to is not the tour we did.

What’s up with that Bruce and Trip Advisor?

That’s my beef whine for the day. Give credit when due!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Have a great weekend. I am celebrating some birthdays with dear friends! I am really feeling the urge to create a legit to-do list (like clean the exterior windows – who does that?) but right now, the biggest challenge I face, is managing the taper and avoiding life’s great indulgences (halloween candy and wine) until November 6 at ~2:00 pm.

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I spotted these online and could not wait until Friday to show you : Beautiful glass egg coddlers in 4 sizes! 4d134a2d-5309-46b6-9f9a-7e196f5588f0-2016-0119_fortessa_egg-coddler_family_rocky-luten_013I love a good soft poached but the coddled egg is my favourite – my collection of coddlers are the Royal Worcester porcelain cups and I use them frequently when I am feeling particularly fancy.dsc_0394 You can toss anything you want in the coddler but I am a fan of just eggs + a few shavings of a sharp cheddar + dollop of butter + salt and pepper. Make sure you have some slices of dipping bread and do not overcook! Nothing… absolutely nothing, is sadder than a hard coddled egg (except hard eggs benny). dsc_0398 dsc_0401 I suggest bringing a pot to of water (deep enough to cover up to the rim of your coddler) to a boil and plunk them in for about 7-10 minutes. I find it helps to take one out a check after 7 minutes, and even stir things around so the egg cooks evenly.dsc_0402 dsc_0405 dsc_0408

What’s your favourite way to eat eggs?

I will never understand people who put ketchup on their eggs so don’t talk to me about that.

Where’s your favourite breakfast joint?

My all time favourite breakfast ever was at Cheeky’s in Palms Spring (it was so good that we went two days in a row).

Second place goes to the former Jane’s On The Commons – their vegetarian eggs benny was amazing. I’m still grieving the loss however, her daughter’s restaurant Edna, makes a benny so I really shouldn’t whine.

Third place goes to The Coastal Cafe and their Los Huevos Rancheros

And finally, what’s your favourite breakfast?

I will always pick an egg over something sweet like pancakes or waffles at breakfast time.

psst. The first photo is from Food 52 and all other photos are by me.
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when i’m out walking…

I strut my stuff and I’m often wearing earpods – most likely listening to a podcast. They’re so good. Nothing is more enjoyable than talking to others about a recent episode however, nothing is more embarrassing than catching yourself laughing or smiling at something you heard from the voices inside your head / ears and a passerby gives you the awkward glance. Cray-cray. 

Here are my top 10: 

DEATH, SEX & MONEY: Probably my favourite. I have a huge crush on Anna’s voice. She’s so great and engaging and I love all of her interviews. Here is a good episode.

THIS AMERICAN LIFE: I am pretty sure anyone who listens to podcasts, listens to This American Life but for good reason – I laugh and cry often over the stories!  This was the first episode I listened to and was hooked!

REPLY ALL: Kind of geekey – a show about the internet but often very good. Like their most recent episode.

RADIOLAB: Listen to The Living Room. It will draw you in and rip you apart.

CRIMINAL: My mom and I like to swap Criminal stories. It’s not just about criminals but law and law enforcement. This story about a K9 police officer and his dogs got to me.

LAINEY GOSSIP SASHA ANSWERS: I’m +10 year faithful Lainey girl so when a podcast came out I subscribed right away. (I have always hoped her daily blog could be available in audio hint hint).  Sasha Answers often makes me blush, feel uncomfortable and laugh but then, there are episodes like this that make me go whoa! Shit just got real.

MYSTERY SHOW: There are only 6 episodes but they are all really good! So fun! I always wanted to know how tall Jake is and what Britney was reading and why? Is this cancelled? Please come back.

WOMEN OF THE HOUR: Lena! she is so great as a podcast host – I hope she comes back for more episodes. Listen the the episode Body about about our relationships to our bodies.

SERIAL: Who didn’t listen to Season 1? It’s the podcast that made podcasts popular. Season 2 was not as good but I will still jump on the season 3 train if it happens.

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE HAD A PODCAST: They’re probably better and DIY and blogging than podcasting but I still listen and enjoy. Especially when they interview design celebrities like Grace Bonney! Although a podcast doesn’t have photos (obviously) – they are really great at providing links to everything they talk about online.

I also have also enjoyed and often check in with:

SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING: This was a great Canadian listen however in the end (spoiler), I don’t think the title of the podcast makes sense… just me?

MODERN LOVE: I love the stories. Sometimes I wish the episodes were just that rather than the followup interviews but sometimes it’s worth listening to the end.

CASEFILE TRUE CRIME: I have listened to a few and they’re good but I find him hard to hear so I often get distracted and miss key points.

2 DOPE QUEENS: These ladies are hilarious… perfect medicine for gloomy days.

Please let me know if there are any I should add to the library! 

meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Have a great weekend. It’s my last long-long run (+32) and Saturday night we are bowling for CAWS.

Photo taken at Field Guide, Halifax
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