Reasons why I haven’t posted for awhile

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted something (anything!) on my blog.

I’ve got excuses! Lots of them.

* I’ve been busy with my work blog – Everything Eggs.

* I had to develop recipes to teach a couple of Afternoon Tea classes – one at Thyme to Cook in Guelph and the other at Household China and Gifts in Waterloo.

Triangle- shaped herb-crusted egg salad sandwiches pair perfectly with a cup of tea!

* I’ve been doing some recipe development and food writing for Roomplanners‘ e-zine.

* We’ve been doing some spring cleaning, home renovation and backyard landscaping.

We cleaned out the garage. Yes, we kept the sleepy looking dog!

We sold a few things on Kijiji.

Did some much-needed landscaping. Well, we hired someone to do it who actually knew what they were doing! Here’s the start. Bye bye old back yard as we knew ya!

* Cocoa got some new pet steps to get up onto our bed, and he had to be taught how to use them! LOL!

Note the treats on the steps! This was the only way to get him to go up the steps. I’d love to be rewarded with food every time I do something right! I’m sure I’d be eating non-stop. Ha ha!

Going down was less of a problem.

* I’ve been doing some traveling – for work and for pleasure:

  • Spent a few days in Ottawa (all work except for a fun wine and food pairing event one evening!).
  • Took the train to New York to take a Meringue class at the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan and to visit Loreen on Long Island.

Made angel food cakes (plain, green tea, and citrus), among other egg white-based recipes in the Meringue class.

Enjoyed afternoon tea at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan (near Central Park) with Loreen.

Sipped Sangria with Loreen at her lovely home on Long Island, closely watched by Jerry the cat (and his brother Ben).

  • Spent an extended weekend in Las Vegas.

View from my hotel room (the Hilton) in Vegas……

More view……

And still more of the view from the hotel room!

Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Can you see Toronto – and the CN Tower? Looking at it across Lake Ontario from Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Just some of the flowers in Niagara-on-the-Lake !

Ducks sunning themselves on a dock in Port Dalhousie.

Enjoyed a Cobb Salad for lunch on the patio of a bar near the beach in Port Dalhousie.

But the main reason for not posting for so long will be revealed in my next post!

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