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Pop Go the Memories

Pop Go the Memories


Memories are funny things.Sometimes we have them handy and they come easily to us.And sometimes they store themselves away on some distant shelf way in the back of our minds only to be found when triggered by a completely random and unexpected source. It could be the smell of the top of an infant’s head.Or the taste of a special cookie made by a favourite Aunt.It could be a colour or the way something looks when the light hits it just right.It can even be the way something feels – the softness of a blanket or the stickiness of dandelion stems (remember trying to get that off your hands!?).Well the other day I had the pleasure of having a very old memory brought to my attention quite unexpectedly.I was making French toast for our breakfast and decided to make some Sucre a Crème to pour over it (see recipe below).Once it was cooked, I poured the boiling hot syrup into a mason jar and covered it with a proper canning lid.A short time later I heard a slight “pop” sound …

People are Special... things not so much

People are Special... things not so much
My lovely wife Angelle made us Dim Sum today.It is a bit of a tradition with us.We would always go out to have Dim Sum on the weekends.One day Angelle learned to make Dim Sum and it is now a wonderful experience that we share at home.We use many of our souvenirs from our travels.It is just not our style to leave them sitting in a display case.


We spent almost two months in Asia on our honeymoon.One day in Hong Kong we happened by a little tea shop run by a lady name Stella Wong.Stella Wong is the best sales person I have ever met.She did not try to sell us anything.Stella invited my wife to sit down and have tea.She kept filling up Angelle’s cup every time it was empty.After many cups, finally, my wife did not finish her tea and Stella quit pouring so we looked around the shop.Angelle had moved quite quickly and picked out two tea sets.I kind of liked another red tea set with the dragons so Angelle suggested we buy that one as well.It is such a n…