These are pretty in a slightly tousled, just got out of bed, kind of way — just the way everything should look on Valentines. They’re not perfect, and I’m beginning to accept that carrying through the beet lollipop idea to its ultimate end may have been going just a tad bit overboard.
But the natural beet colouring worked, the agave acted like corn syrup to prevent the boiling syrup from crystallizing, and the strawberry flavour, although not entirely natural, made them taste like Jolly Ranchers. Yum. Continue reading
We’re not huge fans of the Olympics ’round here — especially the ones coming to Vancouver (you have to admit it’s a lot of money for a 2 week party), but now that they’re almost here, we hope they go off without a hitch — the money’s been spent, after all. We had an opportunity to visit Whistler for a couple of nights, so we figured: Why not?
We posed for the obligatory logo pictures: Continue reading
Our first stop is the resting place of Luke’s X-Wing. I am, of course, talking about the swamp-planet of Dagobah, where Luke fled in search of the Jedi Master-of-Masters, Yoda.
Next up we have:
Here’s downtown Vancouver as it looked from my hotel room at 8:15 this morning. Not bad for the 2nd floor, eh? (It could have been worse — I could be in the room right next to the lobby.) That said, something tells me this is a seasonal view… Continue reading