Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Vancouver in January

We are just over two weeks away from hosting the Winter Olympics here in Vancouver. Today, I thought I'd take a few photos around my neighbourhood to show just how ready we are for the Spring Olympics. All of the above photos were taken by me on January 27th, 2010. Gotta love our temperate climate!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

36. Try 10 new vegetarian dinner recipes.

Today, Dean and I made a Vegetable Biryani from my new "Sundays at Moosewood" cookbook. It was delicious! Saffron rice, oodles of veggies ranging from cauliflower to chickpeas to sweet potatoes, topped with toasted cashews and plain yogurt. It was the first time we had tried this recipe, so it took us 90 minutes to prepare this dish, but I'm optimistic that we can cut that time down the next time we make it.

Thanks to Mom & Dad for giving me the cookbook for Christmas, I look forward to the next recipe we try!

Monday, January 18, 2010

94. Donate to MSF/ Doctors Without Borders

I had been meaning to donate to Doctors Without Borders ever since Sophie and I toured their Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City. I believe that they do good work and they're already on the ground helping the people of Haiti. Their news updates page gives up to date info on the conditions they are facing in Haiti.

I called their busy donor relations line today and made a donation towards the earthquake relief effort. I was happy to know that my donation will be matched by CIDA (and so will yours if you donate before February 12, 2010.

I also just found out that Bamboletta Dolls is running a raffle to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders. They're raffling off two dolls plus assorted doll clothes and I just got myself a $10 ticket. They're already past the $4,500 mark!


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