Sunday, 31 January 2010

for kiley

rover at pooh corner.
toys by julie mollins.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

havana horse update

someone gave me a copy of people magazine. i was looking through it last night and to my shock i saw that hugh grant was proposing to toast 2010 with something called dark 'n stormy -- a concoction of dark (Bermuda?!?) rum, lime juice and ginger beer. i myself would not be comfortable drinking something called a dark 'n stormy so will stick to the havana horse with its signature sprig of mint, but i thought i should let you all know.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

pear frangipane

photo by telling tales

i made this desert for chili night and some people wanted to know how.

here is the recipe i adapted.

i put the pear slices on BEFORE baking and used cointreau instead of amaretto.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

bird joy

Kim gave me this window bird feeder and today the birds found the new seed source. It is such a treat to have wee birds feasting right at the window. I think this little guy(?) is a chickadee. It is hard to take pictures of them because whenever I move they fly off.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

the chipmonks tweet a squirrel

The chipmonks, children of a twitter friend made this beautiful squirrel for me. Isn't she lovely? Those are some clever chipmonks.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

tellingtales tweets our snow day

It was a pretty weak snow day but any old port in a storm. Or not-storm :)

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Monday, 4 January 2010

equus communistus

The Moscow Mule: invented in 1941 at the Chatham Hotel in New York.

Martin and Kunett had their minds on their vodka and wondered what would happen if a two-ounce shot joined with Morgan's ginger beer and the squeeze of a lime. Ice was ordered, limes procured, mugs ushered in and the concoction put together. Cups were raised, the men counted five and down went the first taste. It was good. It lifted the spirit to adventure. Four or five later the mixture was christened the Moscow Mule...

The Danzig Donkey: invented Hallowe'en night 2009 at 3 Speed in Toronto. Russian vodka is replaced with Bison Grass Vodka. (The actual Zubrowka website is all flashy and annoying.)

The Havana Horse: invented January 4, 2010 here at the coach house in Toronto. It was Telling Tales' idea to use rum instead of vodka (moscow mule) or bison grass vodka (danzig donkey). I executed the concept with dark CUBAN rum (anejo reserva) and a mint leaf (a nod to the infamous mojito). Delicious! Please remix, spindle and mutilate as you see fit. (The actual Havana Club website is also all flashy and annoying.)

Havana Horse licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - Share Alike 2.5 Canada License :)

Saturday, 2 January 2010

siberian visitors

Some friends dropped in on their way from Vladovostok to Whitehorse.

Photo by @tellingtales

We made up a batch of Danzig Donkeys.

Photo by @tellingtales

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