Canadian in Candia

September 30, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — Miriam @ 12:45 pm

Blogging is one of those things that becomes a habit. It’s a labour of love and I’ve found that like exercising, when you stop, it’s hard to start up again.  I keep doing awesome things that I want to blog about, but when I get home I have homework to do and pictures to process and quality time to spend with the hubby and pets.  And blogging just falls down that priority list. I even spend most of my lunches either catching up with work friends or working on homework.

Well I want to start blogging again. Because blogging reminds me of the good things in my life. The things that make me happy. And I love recieving comments from people around the world. And allowing family members who live far away a tiny peek into my world.

So I’ll be posting again. I’m going to try to keep at least a 3 posts a week schedule for now. Even if the posts sometimes end up just being a picture or two. There may be a lot of backposts into September too.

So seeing as I’m writing this post during my lunch break, while I should be writing a paper for Plastics Processing class (if I get it done during my lunch I plan on treating myself to a haircut after work today). I’m going to start simple.

Review: Polenta and Eggplant NapoleonsPicture by sonicwalker

I’ve heard a lot about polenta lately. And it looks so delicious. So I bought some on impulse when I was in the organic section of my grocery store.

Well it turns out now that I have it. I don’t know what to do with it. I don’t have time to dig through cooking magazines looking for recipes. I don’t remember which of my bloggy friends posted about it.

So help a girl out. Send me links to your favorite polenta recipes on the web. Tried and true would be best. Hubby approved would be awesome, but I highly doubt I’ll be able to get mine to even try it.

Oh and internet friends I have missed you, and I will try to catch up on my google reader soon. I apologise in advance if I comment on things that happened a month ago.


September 12, 2009

Smart enough for loopholes

Filed under: Dogs — Miriam @ 11:25 am

So my computer is only slightly fixed. I purchased an adaptor that keeps the computer alive but will not charge the battery.  And I’m trying to catch up on two weeks of two grad school classes.  So I will be back soon… I hope.

In the meantime I decided to share an adorable example of my poodle’s intelligence.  Cooper isn’t allowed on couches.  But while I was studying in my large room he decided that this cart was not a couch and therefore fair game. I turned the laptop slightly and caught him in the act with the webcam.

Cooper on the cart

Cooper on the cart.

Then I informed him that a cart was still furniture. He probably used the couch to get up there anyways.

September 4, 2009

Where I’ve been

Filed under: Internet — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 1:19 pm

Steam to the top of the maple house
I’ve had to break my daily posting routine. Not because I don’t have time to post or topics I want to write about, but because my computer wont work.

I bought this DELL Inspiron 1525 shortly after moving to Candia in Mid-Sept of 2008. The computer still works great, but the AC adaptor will not charge the computer anymore. Going on Dell’s website I guess this is a common problem with their adaptors, but I also don’t want to use any non-approved adaptors. So while I wait for a response from Dell (or go buy a universal adaptor) I guess my updates will be fewer and farther between.

It can’t be too long. I started grad school with an online class this week, so I will need access to the internet.

This is obviously also why I haven’t been commenting on all my favorite blogs. I’m sure you are all posting lovely things. I’m just very irritated with DELL now.

September 3, 2009

This was going to be my Wordless Wednesday

Filed under: Dogs — Tags: , , , , — Miriam @ 8:43 am

But then I think I fell asleep.


September 1, 2009

This is not Spinach

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 9:39 pm

So I have a housemate. He is male. A young 22 year old male. His name is Ben.

Ben is also an intern at my work. So today as I was rushing out the door to go to obedience class I asked Ben to get some Spinach for me if he went to the grocery store. After some discussion about how disgusting it was that I wanted to add spinach to my smoothie he agreed to pick some up.

What I didn’t realize was that Ben was not aware of what Spinach looked like. So he went to the individual working the produce aisle. The teenage male brought him to the greens aisle and showed him this.


This is not Spinach. It’s not even a regular lettuce. It’s a very bitter lettuce.

This is exactly why I think the slow food movement is important. Teaching children about what base ingredients look like.

Are all 20-something year old and younger males this ignorant of their veggies? Convinced that they must taste bad but unaware of what the produce even looks like in the store?

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