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Cranky Complaints-Lady Buys BOOKS! (or tries to)

So hungry
But made it through the day. Supper, to break the fast: Fettucine with butter & parmesan Salmon pa…

Ottawa Summer 2009 Slideshow

Hospitality, Richard-style
Welcome to the Kosher Gourmet!!!  Ted’s brother really does know how to make us feel welcome… this …

Garden firsts and lasts!
These are the first nice carrots I have ever harvested from my own garden! And these are almost the…

These aren’t even good!!!
So why did I just eat a bowl of them??!?  It wasn’t a huge bowl, and they’re not terrible, but a …

Done!
I’m done!  It’s done!  I’m done! Now to make Shabbos…Shabbos?  What’s Shabbos?And why do I have a h…

I am an orphan with big manga eyes
Chas v’shalom!  But look at those big blue eyes.  I brushed his hair, for a change, which left him …

Summertime Frap-u-chee-lo
Dunno why, but that’s what I’m calling this! 4 frozen coffee cubes, microwaved with2 tsp condensed …

Naomi, reading a book to Gavriel Zev
"A ... is for apple; B... is for tomato." Me:  "What?" (poke head in from kitc…

Brown baby
Naomi Rivka:  "I call this my brown baby." Me:  "Which one is it?" "This on…

Working
Shh… genius at work.  Okay, just me and my muzzy-from-baby brain.But still:  a deadline is a deadli…

Uncle
I never got a picture of my father's Uncle Yossel who we visited in Israel.  He looks just lik…

Car rental AARGH!
Trying to arrange a car for our trip to Calgary in 2 weeks... you'd think a "Canadian owne…

YM's distance ed registration for September
Well, this was the easy part!  Slowly, slowly... three courses last year was SO hard:  I cannot ima…

Hmm… trial menu for Ottawa trip next week
One of the reasons I married Ted:  his list-making abilities!Went to start a food plan for our trip…

Cranky Complaints-Lady Plans a Trip!
To: Ottawa JCC, Cc: Israeli Embassy in Ottawa Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:39 PM Subject: Up…

What a difference a reservoir makes!
And now, we move on to the sub-irrigated section of the garden, which is veritably THRIVING!Sub-Irr…

SFG update – good, bad, ugly
Alright.  A quick update in case anyone cares.  Bad, bad, bad.They are light-deprived, nutrient-dep…

The long and winding
Okay, dumb.  I pulled this hose reel out of the trash a while ago and it’s been sitting at the side…

July Garden Highs and Lows
Low, low, low would be the accidental tree-branch falling on one of the hanging side-door Ikea plan…

Beautiful Day in the (Farmville) Neighbourhood?
No value judgements for what follows, please!  We’re all friends here, right?!?I have become slight…

So is there a hierarchy?
In this wacky world of stay-home moms, is there a hierarchy?  There certainly is a spectrum.  Many …

Potato Disappointment, Year 3
So a few weeks ago, one of the hanging grocery potato bags flowered, and then the vines got very lo…

Beach Outing
In an attempt to build family togetherness, my desire to spend a day at the waterplay area of the …

What is STUFF? Why is it so cheap? (or not)
Here's a cute-but-serious video that explains what are, I guess, the basics, in a way that is …

This little monster…

Judy likes Toto
"Judy likes Toto." (sideways glance at me; a dare, to contradict her, to tell her "J…

Shabbos foods and potty mouth!
Dinner: Swiss Steak Mashpo (organic po's w/skins) Corn Veg -? Lunch: Blintzes Teriyaki Salmonoodles Hmm…

Seeds of an idea
Naomi, in the car today:  "What would happen if you took seeds from a pepper...?  If you took …

Balabusta at large: Easy No-Touch, No-Mess Challah Rise
I know some people love making challah because it’s  hands-on.  I love it because I’m a bread snob …