August 2011

Tomorrow is September

399Danforth Radio

In one week school starts and I begin teaching 2 nights a week again. I have been stressing out and working my butt off to prepare for the 2 new clases that I will be teaching this semester –Type 1 and Graphic Com 1. I brough my signed contact to school today, updated my ID and photocopied all my handouts for the first day of class. No matter how prepared I am I always have nighmares of forgetting something for at least a week ahead of time. In my prep for Type class I have been photographing interesting type in T.O.

397Yard Sale

Not only do I need to prep for classes I also need to cook for the year and have been pillaging my garden for fresh tomatoes, beans, zucchinis, eggplant, beets, swiss chard, fennel and leeks. My freezer in my fridge is jammed and my basement freezer if stuffed to the brim with soups and sauces to last me through the winter.

One of the easiest, tastiest and freshest recipes I discovered this year was Jamie Oliver's smashed cherry tomato and olive salad. That's it. That's all it is. Cherry tomatoes, smashed. Black olives, smashed, pits removed. Mix them together with herbed vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh basil. DONE. So Good. Thanks Jamie.


2 more weeks left

394Starship4000What does one do to end the summer on a high note?

Go on mental rides, eat deep fried cola, Montreal smoked meat sandwiches with saurkraut and a pickle on the side, Tiny Tom's donuts, drink beer, get the hiccups, go on more mental rides and end the night wanting to barf and start all over again.


Awesome. Although I did miss out on the corndog.


There's always next year.

393FireBallPhotos taken at The Ex.


Runaway Summer

392Detail.August Already?

I just got back from a week off, dividing my time between relatives on Georgian Bay and my mom's Oasis East of Toronto. Both paradise for relaxing in the sun – although Georgian Bay can't really compare to cooling my feet in the kiddie pool at my mom's place.

Here is a pic of the sign I made for my mom's place in the country. Maybe I should start a custom sign shop?

391Cabin Sign by Saskia.Scrap wooden plank, acrylic paints and varnish. By Saskia van Kampen