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It’s about soap, but not really
A bit about a delicious bar of soap I bought, but it's more than just about the suds.
Oh!_Things!  Ottawa  Yaktivism  eco-friendly  family  household  money  shopping  stuff  GR-starred  from google
february 2013 by lacurieuse
Calling All Cooks!
Have you heard about Taboo Eats?? It’s an event/contest for cooks (aka non-chefs) who have a great recipe that they want to share with the community.

Basically you sign up before September 8 on the website. A jury selects between 15-20 to move on to the actual event. Those who move on, then get to prepare their recipe in a commercial kitchen (with all ingredients provided by Taboo Eats) for the public who purchase tickets and come out to the event to try the dishes.

Here is some more info:

Got a dish you would enter??

Filed under: Ottawa
Ottawa  GR-starred  from google
august 2012 by lacurieuse
The unfolding mess that is “urban planning” in Westboro…
… can be summarized thusly: small homes are being torn down in favour of huge homes that tower over neighbouring homes.
A new twin set is being built in my neighbourhood right now and I wanted to take a photo of it and post it here because it perfectly encapsulates the growing problem. Allow me to [...]
-_Westboro  Yaktivism  Ottawa  from google
january 2011 by lacurieuse
Nominated by the Ottawa Xpress, BEST NEW MUSICAL ARTIST 2008!! Vote for me!!!
Greetings from what appears to be a Spring-like day. We had a blizzard a few days ago, out here in the hills. The snow came roaring down and attacked all the glorious trees, breaking some and eliminating all of the colours down to the ground.  No more Autumn in an instant. But now, all the white stuff is gone and I am flat out confused. I think being a Canadian means being a “Seasonal” person. Somewhere deep inside there is a ’seasonal change’ box that just knows when to switch to the next phase….well, mine doesn’t know if it’s living in Spring or Winter or somewhere between.  How about you? One day the skis are out, the next day jean jackets! Whatever the case, confused or not, life is indeed strangely beautiful. I spent my Halloween listening to one of my favourite bands “The Sun Parlour Players”. They are mad good, sweaty folk rock good. I passed the evening as a blood-sucking Vampire. It was great, noone knew who I was, so I could REALLY dance as if noone was watching…. I’m not such a dancer, usually I have to be filled with vast glasses of beer and even then it’s like pulling teeth. I am meant for singing, that’s my excuse but it doesn’t always work that way. Especially if Loudlove is playing, they are my ALL TIME FAVOURITE OTTAWA BAND!!! Please check them out, they are on their way to the stars. NO doubt about it. When it comes to their music, beer or no beer, costume or no costume, I am all over that dance floor. Speaking of dance floors, “The Sadies” are playing on my birthday in Ottawa at Barrymore’s. I think it’ll be a swell night, so if you are reading this and are anywhere near Bank street on the 14th, let’s have a cheers!!! I will keep you posted with what’s happening next, but for now I have my fingers crossed that I will be voted “Best New Musical Artist of 2008″ by the Ottawa Xpress. It’s not usually my luck to win anything, but maybe, just maybe  I will get lucky this time (with your help!!)Go to

http://www.ottawaxpress.ca/dossier/bestof/xpress2008.aspx

MERCI!!! xo
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november 2008 by lacurieuse

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