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Out With the Old, In With the New

I hope everyone had a great Christmas with loved ones and welcomed the New Year with joy and merriment.

I thought I’d break the two month silence with a brief post.

Unfortunately real life hasn’t been very kind in terms of work. I blame the provincial government for what has been my worst work year in education since I started back in 1999. I’m making do because I have savings. Some of my fellows are fortunate enough to be the second income providers in their homes or at least they HAVE a second source of income. A large number of those in my situation have left the profession in the last few years. Things are not looking optimistic.

As a result, even though I’m still doing a decent amount of cooking and taking a LOT of pictures, I just haven’t had that same enthusiasm to write out and post my cooking adventures as soon as they were completed. Which haven’t actually BEEN that adventurous on the whole. Dishes and pictures have piled up. I was going to do a catch all post for the last couple of months before the new year and then just AFTER the new year. It hasn’t happened, obviously, so I’m just going to let it GO and relieve the pressure on myself to do so.

I hope to share tasty dishes, new and old, in the months to come. Until then …

A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Quick Update on Pantry/Freezer Clearance

Pantry clearance is going very well. Less and less of the contents are being stacked on top of each other and landslides, when the door is opened, no longer occur. Jars, tubs and other miscellaneous containers are being emptied and put away.

The upstairs freezer is getting more and more empty … barring the recent addition of three five pound bags of all purpose flour. On a side note, Food Basics has a great sale on 10 kg bags of all purpose flour (Five Roses and Robin Hood). If I buy one, at $8.99, it will slightly offset the cost of the previous 10 kg bag from the Italian grocery store. In fact, if I had WAITED, I could have bought two of the smaller bags from FB for LESS than the cost of my usual big bag from there. Oh, well.

The summer break is almost over. Only one weekend after this and then it’s Labour Day and school starts again.

I’m not sure when I’m going to post an actual recipe but I’ve dug out my collection of Kraft “What’s Cooking” magazines with lots of great ideas to inspire me for the fall.