Friday, October 12, 2012

Frriday fave......

is a movie called "Retreat".

A couple attempt  to salvage their relationship by heading to a remote Scottish island.  Sounds rather bland, doesn't it?  It starts off a little slow but well worth sticking to as it has plenty of twists and turns along the way.  You're not sure what's going on until the very end.  Loved it.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday fave.......Salmon Tartare

 I surprised Mr. Moey with this last Saturday night as an appetizer.  It was followed by Veal Piccata as a main dish.  However I may have shot myself in the foot because according to him there's no need to ever go out to a restaurant again.  He said it was that good.  Note to self : hamburgers all of next week.  It's time to re-adjust his expectations.

Salmon Tartare


200 grams fresh sushi grade salmon (chopped)
1 tsp fresh dill
1 tsp finely chopped red onion
1 tsp finely chopped green onion
1 tsp finely chopped jalapeno pepper
zest of 1 small lime (finely chopped)
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
pinch of salt & pepper


Mix all the ingredients together in a glass bowl.  Taste for seasoning and add salt & pepper if necessary.  Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours,.  This recipe serves four, you can divide it into four plates and serve it on a bed of baby arugula garnished with a twist of lime.  I served mine with homemade toasted baguette rounds, seasoned with a little olive oil, sea salt and pepper.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday fave.......

These are outstanding.

Available at Loblaws
Serve with cheese or just for munching on au natural, these are a must have.  Moey gives them two thumbs way up.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Friday favorite.......

Love this!

This is a great marinade for lamb and pork chops.  I put the chops in a large bowl, pour this over the meat (coating both sides) and let it sit for a couple of hours in the fridge. 

Fire up the BBQ and pour yourself a glass of wine.  Grill over medium heat until desired doneness. 


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hello? *echoes* Hello?

*switches light on*  Oy, what a mess, cat hair everywhere and some dried up poop in the corner.  *opens window*    While this place airs out, how about a quick look around my garden?

Not sure what this is but I love the brilliant blue color

Summer is almost behind us although the weather is still fantastic.  Hockey "should" be right around the corner but all bets are off on when the season will actually start.  I'm beside myself, that's the one thing that gets me through the winter.  In the meantime, I have a couple of recipes to post this week that are tried and true.  I'm working on getting my blogging mojo back, I had seriously considered packing it in for good but I don't feel that I'm done yet.  To get me back into the habit I've decided to add a weekly feature "Friday favorite" which could be a recipe, a food or beauty product, a movie or anything else that catches my fancy.  

Now I have to get off my lazy backside and get the supper going.  It's pouring rain and I have to go outside to BBQ some lamb chops.  Mr, Moey has so kindly offered to go and fetch the umbrella for me, he's so thoughtful.  I feel blessed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Go Kings go......

because of this and because I don't hate their guts.

Curse of Marty McSorley

In the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, the Los Angeles Kings led 2-1 when the Montreal Canadiens suspected Kings player Marty McSorley's stick was too curved. After the stick was examined, McSorley was penalized two minutes for playing with illegal equipment and Montreal tied the game on the ensuing power-play. Carried by the curse-establishing goal, Montreal won the 1993 Stanley Cup. No Canadian hockey team has won the Stanley Cup since the Montreal in ’93. To date, four Canadian teams have made the finals only to lose to an American team. Oddly, the Quebec Nordiques who moved from Canada to the United States becoming the Colorado Avalanche, immediately won the Cup in 1996 and again in 2001.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What, me worry?

Constantly.  Although I'm thrilled at his return, watching Andre Markov playing hockey is stressing me completely out.  I'm sitting on the edge of the sofa waiting for the end to come.  That one hit that will end his career.  Tonight my boy Sid steps on the ice, I'll need tranquilizers or a good stiff drink (never both at the same time, then I'd worry about dying in my sleep) to get me through it

Don't even get me started on Saku Koivu.  I've fretted over him for years, every time there was a mention that he wasn't feeling well I was terrified that his cancer had returned.  I hold Saku personally responsible for every gray hair for the past ten years. This game we call hockey is supposed to be fun, not a hand wringing stress inducing horrible feeling that the end is nigh.

I'm glad spring is just about sprung, I need to get a little sunshine, fresh air and a life.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Hab's week in review, a pictorial.....

Hab's fans around the world give thanks to the Lord for four wins in a row

Moey celebrates...hic
Sone high hurdles to leap over, but they'll get there!
What you'll never see on HNIC

David Desharnais plays big, pictured above with his awesome wingers

Randy Cunnyworth calls a timeout
PJ Stock behind the scenes at HNIC
I wish the gang at L'Antichambre would just shut up already

Donald S. Cherry takes a breather after Coach's Corner
Jaro Spacek returns to the Bell Center, he's running on fumes but I always liked the guy
Ryan White and Ian Schultz get the call from Hamilton

Hot in pursuit of the eighth and final playoff spot

Up next, Boston.  Chara caught on camera during one of his pre-game rituals
Hang in there boys!  Go Habs Go!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Matinee with Moey......

Every so often I see a movie that looks interesting and I record it.  Nine times out of ten I watch the first five minutes and end up deleting it.  During my week off at Christmas, I came across this little gem.  It's about two British friends that embark on a road trip to England's Lake District.  It has a little bit of everything that appeals to me, British humor, nice scenery and  awesome food.

Holbeck Ghyll, one of the country hotels featured in the film

It wasn't until after the movie ended that I googled the two leading actors and discovered that they are British comedians and impersonators.  I am enclosing a link to the movie review and please click on the restaurant links within the article.  The country inns/hotels look absolutely divine and for the first time since 1990 I have a hankering to return to the UK.  I'd love to do the same trip, it's going on my bucket list.

Moey gives "The Trip" two thumbs way up.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I make the same resolution every year, lose the pounds I've gained over Christmas.  I'm a quick study.  I have to say that Mr. M redeemed himself in spades in the food and wine department.  I usually do all the grocery shopping and cooking so in a previous post I whined about Mr. M's one and only contribution  for the holiday season, Guinness.  He brought home these goodies and two cases of wine.  No cooking for me on New Year's Eve, I just threw a package of cheese fondue in a pot and cut up a baguette.

But of course........

Fine cheese, tipsy olives (in vermouth) fresh foie gras

New Year's Eve 2011, 11:55 PM  He's usually fast asleep but I found him sitting here....
As for the Habs, they are what they are.  This prayer says it best:.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference. 

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012!