The Pasta Master

The Pasta Master

Lunch with the Pasta Master You start with a good pasta dough. The best is made with semolina (good Canadian Durham wheat) with eggs, a pinch of salt and a dash of olive oil. Then knead it until it is smooth, elastic and hard. Our Nico seems to have a new girlfriend....
Spring in the Gardens of Delight

Spring in the Gardens of Delight

Spring 2020 in the Garden of Earthly Delights Susan got an early start this year turning the soil in the garden.  Nico came to the rescue however and dug the garden for her. As a result we have had one of the earliest starts ever with the planting. These four...
New Year’s Eve 2019

New Year’s Eve 2019

Happy New Year 2019 to All our Family and Dear Friends Another year has come and gone and and throughout Susan and I have been blessed with family, friends, our health, and lives that are full. And what better time to stop and reflect on these blessings than New...
Sabrina’s 29th Birthday

Sabrina’s 29th Birthday

Last night we were invited to Joe and Christina’s to celebrate Sabrina’s 29th birthday. As usual, Christina presented us with a wonderful meal. To eat at her house is such a pleasure. I didn’t take a camera but both Christina and I took pictures with...
Susan in Palm Springs

Susan in Palm Springs

31 October 2019 As I have written before, Adele and Benito have a house in in Palm Springs. To our sorrow, our friend Benito passed away recently and Palm Springs presents a problem for Adele. It is hard to spend time there alone. So this last time she went she asked...
Skating Champions

Skating Champions

Flynn and Keiko have told me off and on about Olivia’s and Sophia’s skating and I have seen the occasional picture and video of their skating in Japan. So when Flynn mentioned that that the girls were competing in Chilliwack I said that I wanted to come...
To the Boeing Museum

To the Boeing Museum

I was talking to Flynn the other day an he is still sidelined by Boeing’s problems which, of course brought up the subject of Boeing, and I suggested we take a day and go down to the Boeing Museum. Well, that day was last week. I went over to Flynn’s early...
Abbotsford Airshow 2019

Abbotsford Airshow 2019

 It has been many years since I’ve been to the Abbotsford Airshow. My Dad, in years past, was heavily involved in the show, one year being its president, and I went many times. But it was about 20 or 30 years ago that I was there. Last month I was talking to my...
Family Christmas 2018

Family Christmas 2018

The livingroom of Mom and Dad’s house on del Vista Drive in Delta. I am not sure of the date but it must be in the early to mid 1990’s. This is a great picture because to Dad’s right is Mat’s mother and that is his sister Jessica in the walker....
Christmas Polenta

Christmas Polenta

Well, we finally caught up with Joe and Christina. Once Susan was out of the hospital on Boxing Day we were invited over for dinner last night, the 28th of December. And what a dinner it was! I wrote some time ago about being at Joe’s for “Polenta on the...