Saturday, December 31, 2022

Friday, December 30, 2022

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Monday, December 26, 2022

Stuffed tenderloin

I tried stuffing a pork loin for  Christmas Eve. Here it is, stuffed, seared and ready for the oven.


Sunday, December 25, 2022

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Friday, December 23, 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Grainery wreath


Naomi made this wreath for the grainery.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Monday, December 19, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Wednesday, December 14, 2022



Made by Naomi

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Monday, December 12, 2022



Sunday, December 11, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022



I brought back sickness from our trip to Canada in November, and have been slowly recovering. In the midst of fever, congestion and fatigue, the situation became desperate when I realized I had no clean mugs left (and it wasn't because I lack for mugs). 

I managed to muster enough energy to load the dishwasher and a subsequent crisis was adverted.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Morning view


This past week as the darkness has crept in, I've been thankful that I work from home and don't have to drive to and from work in the dark every day. 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tuesday, December 6, 2022



Monday, December 5, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022

More wreaths


I've been making more wreaths to sell at our road-side stand.

Friday, December 2, 2022



(from back in November)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Bakery bliss


During our recent trip to Canada, we took full advantage of the bakeries near where we were staying. 

Over the course of the four days we were on the other side of the border, we visited each of our top three bakeries twice in addition to obligatory stops at Tim Hortons. 

  • Willow Cakes and Pastries, Niagara-on-the-Lake
    • The cake and pastries (pictured above) were delightful
  • JC Patissier, Thorold
    • A little shop just minutes from our Airbnb where we picked up croissants and quiche; on our second trip we were too late to nab an Opera Cake (something we've seen on cooking shows but never tried)
  • COBS Bread, St. Catherine's
    • Brian gave the jalapeƱo bread, rolls and cinnamon rolls rave reviews; David was a fan of the sourdough