DIY Talents: A tribute to my Dad

DIY Talents: A tribute to my Dad

My Dad was a very talented guy and taught me many skills. There was never anything that he wasn’t able to build, fix or do. I learned how to fly fish, how to build a house, how to install a septic system, install a well, lift a house and but a basement under it...
Bison Ribs on the BBQ

Bison Ribs on the BBQ

A method for cooking Bison ribs on the BBQ. We tried something new tonight for supper.  Hélène had asked me to find a bison filet mignon but the local butcher did not have any. The only bison he had was a rack of ribs!  (Side note:  Bison are big, very big so are the...
A first Father’s Day without my Dad.

A first Father’s Day without my Dad.

As I sit on the edge of the Saint Lawrence near Tadoussac in the rain watching the Minke whales swim by I come to grips with the realization that this is my first Father’s Day without my Dad. I’m quite emotional thinking back to the first time I ever...
Putting in the New Garden

Putting in the New Garden

A garden makeover When we moved into the house 16 years ago i ripped out the garden that was there and built new cement walls and added new earth.  Over the years I’ve added compost and even built up the walls higher so I could keep adding more organic matter....
Photography Road Trip Summer 2015 Planning

Photography Road Trip Summer 2015 Planning

Planning for my summer photography road trip has commenced! The preliminary plan is a 6 day road trip along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Boisbriand to Tadoussac/Les Escoumins (6 hours) on the first day. Zodiac trip out to shoot whales (with a camera)...
Road Trip to Maria in Gaspésie

Road Trip to Maria in Gaspésie

Phil is now going through the internship portion of med school at the University of Sherbrooke.  This involves mostly 1 month placements in different hospitals while he practices different medical subjects.  He had just finished up a month at the hospital in Riviere...
Homemade Salsa Recipe

Homemade Salsa Recipe

This is my recipe for making a great tasting tomato salsa. It's easy to make and even easier to eat. Makes about 5 x 500 ml mason jars. Ingredients: 8 cups chopped tomatoes (seeds and juice removed) 2 cups chopped onions 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper 8...

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