The Daily EO: February 17th, 2013

Today we visited my grandpa in his retirement residence.  We invited ourselves to lunch.  On Sundays it is usually a brunch type offering and today was no different.

I like pancakes just fine – I’ve told you about Pancakes for Dinner.  But I really like pancakes’ cousins:  Waffles and Crepes. (and French toast, but I think that is more of a distant relation).  I mean really,  they are pretty much the same thing but for a slight ingredient change:  more oil for waffles, more water for crepes.

So when grandpa asked we wanted to go out for lunch or eat at home, we queried the menu.  Cream of Asparagus Soup and Belgium Waffles with Whip Cream and Strawberries and a side order of Bacon (low sodium of course).  Go out?!  And miss waffles?  Do you not know me at all, grandpa?

February 17th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary:  Crispy Strawberry Belgium Waffles (though I wonder if a true Belgian made breakfast?)

The Daily EO: June 20th, 2012

I’ve been crazy excited about my first CSA basket.  I don’t really know why.  Last night I was cutting the strawberries for an arugula salad and I found myself chanting to myself “I’m saving the world”.  Now buying a CSA share from a local farm is probably not saving the world, but it feels like it.  It makes me feel good.  It makes me feel like I am supporting the little guy.  I’m a good person everyone!  A GOOD PERSON!  (please tell your friends and neighbours)

Our First Box (we have a half-share):
– 4 liter heaped basket of strawberries
– a head of bok choi
– bunches of  arugula
– a bag of lettuce mix

Is there anything better than ripe Strawberries fresh from the farm?  They just melt in your mouth and provide so much flavour and kick off summer.

June 20th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:  Proving my worthiness with reddened lips and fingers.