random ramblings

Random Ramblings #14

June 13, 2014

This post should actually be called “how I procrastinate while writing an ebook”. Yes, I procrastinate by writing blog posts…hence how I’ve managed to keep up posting 6 days a week while creating and shooting 40 breakfast recipes. It’s official, I’m crazy. That is until this week when 6 posts just weren’t going to happen. Instead you got 4. I think that brings me down to an average posting scheduling. I’ve never been good at being average.

So instead of attempting to finish the book before the weekend (which for the record would have been bat-shit crazy), I’ve chosen to ramble instead. So, when i’m not busy watching InDesign tutorials, here’s what I’ve been up to…

I couldn’t find rhubarb ANYWHERE so I headed to the Trinity Bellwoods farmer’s market hoping to find some. Despite getting there just after opening, most of it was sold out and the only one left was half my size. Yes, I walked home along Queen street carrying a small rhubarb tree. C then thought it would be hilarious to pretend it was an ancient greek style leaf fan and treated me to a nice cool down. I wanna know where my grapes were man servant…

rhubarbSpeaking of trees, my green thumb is way out of whack. Actually, I’m pretty sure this means I don’t have a green thumb since I managed to kill our cactus (it legit receded into itself) but kept our orchid alive?! For the record, we like to come up with ironic names for our inanimate objects, so allow me to introduce you to Ivy the Orchid.


Besides talking incessantly about Petunia, my favourite topic of conversation is my future breakfast nook. I have NO eye for design but I know exactly what I want it to look like. I think C was feeling bad for me so after whipping up another breakfast recipe for the ecookbook, he made a fake breakfast nook for us by our windows. It was missing the ocean and windows that can open outwards but at least we saw Petunia on a walk!

IMG_5715This song on repeat. It’s a classic from Pharrell and JayZ but it’s been remixed by Disclosure so you better bet it’s a whole other level of good. My summer procrastination playlist is getting pretty epic. Shall share soon…

C has been talking about seeing The Lion King on stage as frequently as I talk about our future breakfast nook. So I surprised him with tickets for his birthday! We might have had a few too many glasses of prosecco before so I was slightly intoxicated and definitely considered part of the “elderly folk” there, but I might even say it was more epic than when I saw it for the first time when I was 10.

Lion KingAlright time for me to focus. By focus I mean create a new summer playlist for you guys…

Do you have a green thumb? What was the last live show you saw?


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    [email protected]
    June 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    The Lion King was epic. I actually saw it in Toronto!

    I have a whole green hand, maybe even two, although it wasn’t always that way. Fifteen years ago, I couldn’t keep a plant alive, now I have a houseful which is about 20 plus indoor plants and lord knows how many outdoor flowers, herbs and as of this year VEGGIES. I did kill the broccoli, although my cauliflower is still going strong. In fact, his leaves are about as big as your rhubarb there. 🙂 I must talk to my man servant about this. 😉

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    June 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I kill everything I touch, so I have a black thumb. PS I love this song… listening to it on repeat right now 🙂

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    June 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    My sister saw Lion King and said it was AMAZING! Glad you guys finally got to go! I’ve actually never seen a show live before.

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    [email protected]
    June 15, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Kill every plant that comes into my house. Really hoping that trend doesn’t continue on with small, helpless people…

    I love the Lion King! It is one of the best broadway shows I’ve seen! I just went to the ballet last weekend so that was the last live show I saw and it was gorgeous!

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    June 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Um I have been having that song on repeat for the last 48 hours. Seriously, it just loops I don’t even know when it ends and finishes anymore!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    June 14, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve always wanted to see Lion King on Broadway! I’ve heard it’s incredible. I saw Wicked last, and that’s my current favorite musical!
    Can you come fan me with rhubarb too?

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    June 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    bahahah you killed a cactus? That totally sounds like something I would do, which is terribly sad considering my daddy is an herbalist and a pro skill gardener

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    June 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Lol at that rhubarb! At least it looks better than the rhubarb I got at the market today… I had already paid for it by the time I realized it was old and limp. 😛

    I would love to see The Lion King! I loved that movie as a kid. I think I seriously surprised JZ last weekend when I sang all of “Just can’t wait to be King” followed by the entire lyrics to “Fat Lip” within the span of 5 minutes haha.

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    June 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Ohh I love this post. All your posts are fun, but this switch up is great once in a while. I think your breakfast nook is adorable, and I would eat piles of waffles and cookies anytime with you sitting there. Or just in general…that too. I love that you went to see Lion King slightly intoxicated..you wild woman you. One day I shall see this myself, and I will expect being an old maid in a sea of young annoying preteens. I don’t like kids…of any age. We would get along so well, I gladly hike around as far and long as I must to get my hands on whatever I set out for..be it rhubarb or a fluffy cupcake. Usually it’s a cupcake though lets be real.

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    June 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I haven’t killed my herbs yet and they’ve actually grown!! Although to be fair, they’re outside and it’s rained like every other night, so I haven’t had to do much. Nonetheless, I am proud of myself.
    The Lion King would be so cool to see live! The last show I saw was Cirque du Soleil about two weeks ago – it was awesome.

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