Oct 15 2009

I wouldn’t call us "gamers" but…

…Sometimes (when we are feeling *craazy*) Dave & I stay up late and play “Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Sith Lords” on the computer.  On those nights we usually have a snack that looks a little something like the above picture.  It will usually contain any combination of the following:
- Whole Grain Crackers
- Hot Genoa Salami
- Jalepeno Havarti
- Goat Cheese
- Aged Cheddar
- Spicy Pickled Beans
- Steinfeld Pickles
- Green Olives
Finished off with a cup-a-chamomile tea.
I don’t expect anyone to relate to this very strange post.  Not everyone is a fancy cheese, deli meat & pickle lover, who also plays Star Wars computer games.

Hmm….It seems as though many of my posts are about food.  I’m detecting a theme.


Oct 13 2009

I want to be a picture-taker.

i. love. photography.

And because I love it so much, I’d like to do it fo-evah.

So without further ado, I’d like to announce the birth of my new little photoblog, helping to further my need to take-a-yo-picture.
Take a look!  Please! Courteney Rodda Photography

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Oct 12 2009

My Happy Birthday Monster Feet Slippers

My birthday gift from Dave was so awesome, it deserved a post of it’s own.  I asked for slippers, but these go above and beyond.  They are very cozy and warm and soft.  I call them my monster feet–that is, if monsters had velvet bows and bling. :)
*Side Note* Cab Calloways song “Happy Feet” was not used in the film “Happy Feet”.  What a shame.  If you can find it, listen to it.  It’s quite fun.

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Oct 7 2009

Wake up and smell the cranberries.

Okay. I think that two references to the Cranberries before the blog has even started is quite enough.

But really. I made cranberry sauce today from scratch & I canned it. While I sang “Zombie” (by the Cranberries, for those of you who didn’t catch that). Since it is harvest time for cranberries, Dave & I wondered how we would like homemade cranberry sauce. So we made a small batch to see if we would like it, and by golly–I think we do. I found a spiced cranberry sauce recipe and it’s quite lovely. For those of you who care, here it is:
1 12oz bag of Fresh Cranberries
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
1/8 Tsp Ginger
Dash of Nutmeg
Combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil on medium heat, and then let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the cranberries start to pop. Yields 2 1/2 cups.
And finito!
Easy as pie. Or, easy as cranberry sauce.
While reading up about cranberries to see if it would be worthwhile to make sauce, I discovered a few very interesting facts…
Very Interesting Fact #1: Cranberries are one of BC’s largest berry crop. Who knew? We always go crazy over raspberries. But all them poor cranberries got left out of the parties.
Very Interesting Fact #2: Cranberries grown in BC make up 12% of North America’s Cranberry Market.
Very Interesting Fact #3: BC is the third largest Cranberry Producer in the WORLD! Not bad!
Okay…maybe it doesn’t seem so impressive to you, but I was sure surprised. Where are all these cranberry bogs? I intend to find out. On Saturday there is a Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley! It sounds exciting. Well, to a dork like me it sounds exciting. Maybe I’ll find some more Very Interesting Facts about cranberries to share.


Oct 5 2009


I am a creature of habit. And my habits of late have been mostly pertaining to food. Lunchtime is no exception. My lunches every day are a sandwich made with homemade sourdough bread (I love baking bread. Especially old worldish breads) with spicy genoa salami, aged white cheddar & dijon mustard. On the side I have a salad (usually arugula) with feta cheese, and a bit of red wine vinegar & olive oil as dressing. Today I broke my habit of a glass of water and had a glass of wine (Merlot) as I was celebrating the final edits of my first wedding session.

I love lunchtime. And I love finishing projects. Today was a good lunch.
By the way–10 points to anyone who can name the movie the above quote is from. 20 points if you can tell me the scene and prove that you didn’t just google the quote. :)