Tag Archives: summer

365 days project: June

Six months! I can’t believe this year is halfway through! Can you? I was doing lots of cooking, gardening and eating in June. I think my favourite photo from last month, however, is this one: It’s my favourite because I was at my sister’s house and I came into the kitchen and saw the way […]

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365 Days Project: May

I am a little late getting my monthly update up for May. I was on vacation and then deathly ill for several days so I was not much up for blogging. So without further ado, I bring you May! Lots of flowers, dogs and grilling. I was lucky to spend the latter days of the […]

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No bake strawberry shortcake with mascarpone

I know what you’re thinking, loyal readers of Soph n’ Stuff. “Surely this must be some mistake, I never see desserts on here!” First of all, don’t call me Shirley. Secondly, it is true that I am not much of a connoisseur of the saccharine arts. If I’m dining out, I will gladly choose a […]

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Fun with fireworks

Canada Day is always full of patriotic good times. And the pinnacle, in Southern Ontario, at least, is the town fireworks display. Acton has a fantastic fireworks show. I believe even the smallest towns in Ontario like to go all out for the first of July. And what better way than a 30 minute choreographed […]

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Backcountry Gourmet

Cheesler and I recently adventured into the wilds of Algonquin Park for our first foray into backcountry hiking and camping. We ambitiously chose the Western Uplands Backpacking Trail, a loop-shaped route that we estimated would take us 4 days of hiking and 3 nights of camping to traverse. Note that there are three loops of […]

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Hot and humid with a chance of salad

It has been ridiculously hot in Toronto recently. Yesterday alone was 35 degrees Celsius, but with the humidity, it felt more like 42. That’s 107 degrees Fahrenheit, Americans. Multiply that by whatever city factors that seem to increase it  (concrete, glass, smog, vehicle exhaust) by another 10 degrees and we’re looking at a tropical urban […]

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My blueberries have been explored!

On Flickr, that is! For those of you unfamiliar with the Flickrverse, having one of your photos “explored” is an exciting event – especially when it’s the first time! Flickr is a photo-sharing web site used the world over for amateur and professional photographers alike, and is aimed towards artistic photography. There is a huge […]

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Blueberry Salsa

Sigh. Is the long weekend over already? It seemed to fly by in approximately 26 seconds. The only remaining vestiges of those glorious sunny days are the photos on my camera of a tasty little salsa I made for a BBQ. I’ve heard of blueberry salsa but have never made it, and it is very […]

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Lusty cherry tomatoes

Tomatoes, originally uploaded by Sophie Idsinga. Click the picture to see more on Flickr!

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