Archive | 2010

and they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same

I have a confession. I am addicted to weed. Er…sorry…I meant “Weeds”. I am actually addicted to Weeds, the popular Showtime TV series about a suburban mom whose husband drops dead suddenly and is faced with supporting her family by selling pot to the middle class, suburbanite fictional community of Agrestic, California. I have to […]

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Smoked Salmon Toasts

When I peered into my fridge this afternoon in search of a snack, the outlook was grim. All I had was a huge bunch of dill and a log of goat cheese, among some questionable contents of tupperware containers. Having craved smoked salmon a few days ago, it dawned on me to make something classic […]

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Rondeau Marsh Walk

Rondeau Marsh Walk 7, originally uploaded by Sophie Idsinga. I wonder how often you walk right by something that at first would not appear to be beautiful, but when captured in a still image, it’s breathtaking. More winter nature scenes at my flickr page (click the picture).

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Dangerous Dan’s vs. Johnny’s

If you are a Torontonian and have frequented both of these Burger institutions, you may incredulously exclaim that there is no comparison between the two. It’s like comparing apples and oranges, or boats and snakes, or branches and spanks. Well, folks, I am proud to say that I have been to both (and both at […]

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Hearts of sticks

Hearts of sticks, originally uploaded by Sophie Idsinga. Visit my flickr page to see some winter nature scenes taken over the past year.

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Riga, Latvia

Up next on Sophie’s Eastern European Odyssey: Riga, Latvia. Riga was one of my favourite places visited in Eastern Europe. It is the largest city in the Baltic states, and has such a rich history and interesting social structure. Only about 42% of its population are ethnic Latvians, while 41% are Russian, and the remainder […]

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St. Lawrence Market

I was going through some pictures I took last year, looking for some material and inspiration for today’s post when I found some that I took at the St. Lawrence Market one day whilst shopping. I LOVE the St. Lawrence Market. When we first moved to Toronto and had just finished viewing the apartment we […]

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Montenegro: Black Mountain

I have finally started to look through my Europe photos in the hopes of organizing, sharing and printing them. While doing so I recalled that I had intended to turn my blog into a travel blog and post updates along the way, with photos and interesting tidbits. Well, that didn’t happen. But I’m going to […]

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Short Cuts to Better Housekeeping

I am a total sucker for the antique market. Now, you may be thinking that I adore looking at lovingly restored bureaus or mothball scented fur coats. No my friends, I love finding weird old printed stuff. I went to the market a few years ago (have you seen the video?) and came home with […]

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Pub Night

All week I have been thinking about nachos. Tonight, finally, I present to you: Pub Night. Who needs a local drinking hole when you’ve got your own so conveniently close to home…at home? And it’s so close to bed, so once you’ve had your fill of greasy food and beer, you can just roll on […]

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