This past weekend I flew home to Halifax, Nova Scotia to attended the wedding of my good friends Alison and Kevin.
The ceremony, which took place at a yacht club overlooking the Halifax Harbour, was truly gorgeous, and I was so happy to have been included in their special day. At the risk of getting all sentimental and spoiling my jaded, sarcastic persona, I have to admit that I really do love weddings. There’s just such a sense of occasion about them: getting dressed up, catching up with old friends, throwing rice around. (I mean come on.. who throws rice around?)
But despite all of my enthusiasm, I actually get invited to relatively few of them. This wedding was the only one in my roster for all of 2012. This hardly seems proportional, given that I am almost 27, and for all intents and purposes should be right at the apex of my wedding-attending career.
In an effort to identify why I keep getting left off the…
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So a weird thing happened to me today:
I think I was hit on. I can’t say for sure because I haven’t been hit on in a really long time. I believe the last person who hit on me was my husband, and we’ve been together over 10 years.
I was driving to a Zumba class and stopped at a red light. A truck pulled up beside me in the left hand lane, and the guy in the passenger seat knocked on his door to get my attention. I looked over, and he smiled and wiggled his fingers at me. At first, I thought oh that’s so and so…wait, who is that? Did I know him? Nope. My brain’s facial recognition scan came up short so I asked him, all puzzled-like, “Do I know you?” And he shook his head no and I said “Oh, okay” and the light turned…
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Though this is not a food blog, I do often write about what the family is eating or feature a recipe I’d like to remember. And honestly, any future of becoming a serious food blogger is not very likely since I always forget to take a shot of the final product before we dig in.
I had plans for two food entries and got swept up in the joy of serving and eating the food without a snap.
The retro Corn Flakes-coated chicken leg supper
(Coated and ready to bake!)
and the Michael Ruhlman coq au vin supper.
Both turned out nicely, though I over seasoned the former a bit and under seasoned the latter a bit. Seasoning, by the way, is the focus of the entire first chapter of Ruhlman’s book.
I must memorize that chapter.
And both dishes inspired my daughter’s question, “Are chicken legs really the legs…
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