Thursday, 31 January 2013

Fishing across the pond.

I had to giggle when I saw this...

There's definitely something in the water / tea on this side of the pond.

When in Rome right?

(actually, if we were in Italy, I guess the sign might refer to spicy sausage?....eeek!!)

Wouldn't it be silly to have one's eye on Canadians all the way over here? That's what I thought. I can hear my mom, "Not in the long run!".

Did you know my mother tries to enforce a family rule of nobody east of the rockies? I've broken this rule more than I've abided by it. Plus, the direction you travel is always up for debate.

Keeping things light, and aesthetically pleasing, here are a few of the gentlemen I blame for setting me astray.

First off, what I wouldn't give to be Elizabeth Bennet...

If he (below) knocked on your cottage door, drunk, in a snow storm, would you let him in?

Ever since 'Skyfall', my thing for Daniel is off the charts...
(but that's not the only reason)

You've seen this before, but...

And lastly, my favourite redhead.

 Recently back from battle.

... like Tristan returning home to the ranch in 'Legends of the Fall'. 

...okay, a little more ginger, and a little less 'scruff', but after Angelina, and all the kids, HRH over Brad any day of the week.

There's something about Harry...

Okay, back to work. All of you!

Sorry about the quick post / selfish tribute to the men in my life. The honest truth is, I came home late from class, had a long skype chat with Kristin about her wedding, and then with my mom about this and that...which left little time for blogging.

Ladies, please weigh in, who did I forget? 

I'm pretty certain you're going to say Becks...but aren't we over him?

Photo Credits:

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Cayenne-Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa....and a diamond.

I realized I never told you this happened...

It's not my hand.


I can't believe you thought that!

That would be the hand of my best friend Kristin. 

It's a big beautiful rock isn't it??

Okay, focus back here.

Kristin and I have been best friends since the first day of Kindergarten, and it was Kristin who was the star of the blog when she became my first London visitor in the fall. This engagement is a BIG deal. I'm so happy for her and her fiance, Laurent. They make a wonderful couple, and it's about time! I'm excited for the wedding, and Kristin is busy planning like a mad woman. It is however, very hard to be away from home when something so exciting is in the works in Vancouver.

Why am I suddenly telling you this? Well, tonight I made a recipe that Kristin used to make for me when we lived in the same apartment building in the West End. It's a recipe she found in one of those Martha Stewart 'Everyday Food' magazines that you see near the cashier in grocery stores (at least in Canada). Have you ever browsed through one of those? They are actually awesome. There's even an APP for your iphone. I digress...

Cayenne-Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa: 


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced **** I would actually use less or it's quite strong and finely diced is key!!!!
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks


  • In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cayenne; rub all over chicken.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add chicken, and cook until browned on the outside and opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes per side.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine onion and lime juice; set aside. Just before serving, fold avocado chunks into onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken topped with salsa.
    K used to make it with Quinoa, but tonight I just grilled some veggies.

  • These avocados were small so I used 3.
    I grilled veggies, but honestly, it's better with a carb.

  • It looks better with Quinoa also...don't copy me!

    For the actual recipe on Martha's page, click here. We must give credit where credit is due.
  • Tuesday, 29 January 2013

    The Show.

    Introducing the 'Revisiting Practice' show (January, 2013)


    (Rachel Hughes)

    'Unconcluded Dialogues from the Caterpillar Dialogues' - Daniela
    'The Commoner's Lunch' - Caterina Giuliani

    (Rose Wong)


    'Play Station' - Oliver

    'Living Self Portrait' - Becky

    'Independence, Chance, Belonging & Self Discovery' - Yours truly
    (Water Colour and Permanent Marker on Glass)

    "One of these things is not like the other..."

    I know you're wondering, and yes, I'll be making a video for the next show.

    (that was a joke)