Blog entries from: the Whinery

by Elsa Brobbey

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September 1 2014

From the Whinery Mon Sep 1 2014, 02:45:06

Café sign and abandoned car in the woods We hopped on the ferry and skipped over to the Sunshine Coast a few weekends ago. I love these mini summer pilgrimages to the Sunshine Coast; it's a quick forty-minute ride away but feels like worlds away from the hectic city life. Life here relaxed and charming, [...]

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August 27 2014

From the Whinery Wed Aug 27 2014, 02:45:55

I've probably made about a million variations of rice and beans, it's an easy meal to throw together at a moment's notice, especially if you have some plain rice and beans cooked already. I thought about this spiced rice and beans on a long exhausting ride home on one of those activity-filled unending summer days, [...]

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August 20 2014

From the Whinery Wed Aug 20 2014, 18:00:06

I've probably told the 'marmite story' a million times, of how my sister was anaemic when we were kids and marmite was one of the foods her doctor had recommended. It's the story of how the dark spread came into my life. I don't recall liking marmite that much as a child; my mom would [...]

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August 15 2014

From the Whinery Fri Aug 15 2014, 18:30:33

Happy Friday! The Friday list is a collection of links to interesting stuff I stumble upon throughout the week. I hope to make it a permanent feature on the blog. Enjoy this maiden edition and I hope it provides reading material for a fabulous weekend. I've never been a big collector of cookbooks but suddenly, [...]

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August 13 2014

From the Whinery Wed Aug 13 2014, 02:45:06

We're in that sultry phase of summer where the days seem slightly magical and you wish you could freeze all those idyllic moments before it all slips away. My friend M. spends her evenings on the beach mostly chasing after her little guy to reapply his sunscreen; she says she's trying to create many great [...]

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August 1 2014

From the Whinery Fri Aug 1 2014, 02:45:19

I love, love our little trips to Point Roberts in the summer! I've written about Point Roberts a few times before - an oddity of a community that belongs to the US but only accessible by land through Canada. I think I've also mentioned how we go to Point Roberts every two months or so, [...]

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July 25 2014

From the Whinery Fri Jul 25 2014, 20:00:06

The summer we started making icebox cakes, we made them throughout the season; it was as if we couldn't stop, they were so good, and easy and fun. We ate a ton of strawberries that summer, and perfected the art of beating coconut milk into perfect fluffy whipped cream. We'd alternate between graham crackers and [...]

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July 22 2014

From the Whinery Tue Jul 22 2014, 02:45:24

We had a scorcher of a heat wave last week, with soaring temperatures bothering on uncomfortable. I walked around in a wide brimmed hat and tried to do as little as possible, eating mostly salads, fruits and ice cream for dinner. We spent time at the beach and stayed out on the balcony for as [...]

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July 19 2014

From the Whinery Sat Jul 19 2014, 00:50:09

If you follow me on Instagram (If you don't, go take a peek, I'll wait), you've probably seen a few photos of our balcony. It's a darling little balcony, dotted with colourful blooming flowers; hydrangeas, begonias, azaleas, lilies and a few other plants I can't identify. For years, come every summer, the balcony would lay [...]

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July 11 2014

From the Whinery Fri Jul 11 2014, 02:45:18

I've been feeling a little rushed lately; at work and at home... even my thoughts seem hurried and moments feel hastened. I've never been a fan of this culture of busyness, what a truly bizarre way to live - It's like everything I do is just so I can get to the next important thing, [...]

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