Google celebrates 50th anniversary of the Lego block with their logo today! Insert rambling reminiscing about childhood Lego memories here. Thanks Google!
Month: January 2008
X-C skiing at Cap St-Jacques
Saturday afternoon we had a wonderful father-daughter-friends outing cross-country skiing at Cap St-Jacques Nature Park.
We had a great time. The weather was beautiful; Lindsay never fussed about the goggles I put on her face; Stephane was crepe powered; and JF and Chloe led us all to the cool Chateau Goyer for a hot chocolate (and a peek at their Griffindor room).
The full-sized photos are available at my online album; and JF’s blog about the afternoon is also available online.
Light-O-Rama. Control lights, music, and special effects.
Check-out Light-O-Rama!!! Next christmas this what is going up in front of the house! Never mind those dinky little LED lights, we’ve got cheap electricity in Quebec and I’m going to make the most of it!
Maybe not as crazy as these guys, but give me a couple years.
Goat Cheese and Zucchini Aperitif Cake
| Standard meause
|| Metric measure
|1/2 cup||Whole milk||125 ml|
|2 tbsp||Olive oil||30 ml|
|1||Zucchini thinly sliced||1|
|1 cup + 1 tbsp||Flour||265 ml|
|3 tsp||Baking powder||15 ml|
|1/2 tsp||Salt||2 ml|
|1/2 tsp||Freshly ground pepper||2 ml|
|1/3 cup||Vegetable oil||75 ml|
|1 1/4 cup||Grated gruyere cheese||100 grams|
|3 oz||Chevre en buche goat cheese, diced||100 grams|
|3 tbsp||Chopped chervil, tarragon, or parsley||45 ml|
Note: for a milder taste use less Chevre en buche, or use a milder goat cheese – such as the creamed goat cheese that comes in a plastic tube with metal crimps at each end.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 Celsius).
- Butter a 4 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch loaf pan, line the bottom with parchment paper, and butter the paper.
- In a small saucepan scald the milk and set aside.
- Head the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and saute the zucchini slices until lightly browned (about 10 minutes). Let drain on paper towels.
- In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
- Gradually whisk in the vegetable oil and warm milk.
- Fold in the gruyere, the zucchini, the goat’s cheese, and the herbs.
- Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted inot the centre comes out clean.
- Let cool slightly before un-moulding, the let cool completely before slicing.
You can probably get three small loaves out of this recipe instead of one large loaf.
Lindsay’s first birthday
I can’t believe it’s already been one whole year!!! Our little daughter is a year old, the last 12 months have just flown by. Of course we celebrated in style, we had four parties for our little girl – just the three of us; with all “her” friends; with all our friends; and of course with the families.
First Storm Of 2008
Well, mother nature did it again, and followed our latest dusting with a beautiful winter day! Full sized photos are available in the online album.