Archive for August, 2006

Afternoon Tea

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Afternoon tea is one of those treats that I make an effort to enjoy at regular intervals, whenever possible. I’m not sure what I like most about it; is it the devon cream and warm scones? the sandwiches made of crust-less white bread? or perhaps it is the very idea of being able to take […]

50 Things to Eat Before You Die

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Or in this case, 5 things to eat before you die, although I really could come up with 50 things. This is officially the first meme for us here at Vin de Table, thanks to The Traveller’s Lunchbox, I read the BBC article and have eaten 43 of the 50, and arguably eaten most of […]

50 Million Bubbles Floating To The Surface…

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Hard to imagine but that is the commonly held belief about the number of bubbles in a single glass of Champagne. I’m sure that point could be debated ad infinitum and there are undoubtedly individuals out there, with that kind of time, who would be more than happy to engage in the debate. For my […]

Gina’s Penne with Cherry Tomatoes

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

This pasta recipe will be forever referred to in our home as “Gina’s Penne” (not to worry, I cleared this with Gina). An almost daily occurence for me at work is when I say to my friend Gina “what are you having for dinner tonight?” Last week she mentioned throwing together some penne, cherry tomatoes […]

Weekend in Jordan, Ontario

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Mr VdeT and I got away for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary, and although I suggested numerous options, he wanted to go back to the Inn on the Twenty and Cave Spring Cellars in Jordan, Ontario. We’ve been back several times since we got married there five years ago, and although I worry that […]

A Birthday Feast

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

In celebration of my sister’s imminent 31st birthday (of course I can’t believe my little sister is turning 31!), we had two incredibly delicious meals at my parents home. “Groveland”, as we fondly refer to it, is where every meal is eagerly anticipated and immensely enjoyed. Whether my mum has whipped up an old family […]

Very Satisfying Vietnamese Cuisine

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

I have just returned from dinner with my sister and her mister at Anh Dao, a local Vietnamese restaurant. It was the kind of meal that you almost had to work for, especially the summer rolls. You can have the restaurant make the rolls for you, but it is so much more satisfying to compile […]

Guilty Pleasure

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

KD! Every once in a while, mostly when I’m on my own for dinner, I will give in and make Kraft dinner. And by once in a while I mean three times a year, at most. I can’t explain what comes over me, perhaps it is some kind of nostalgia for dinner while at university, […]