Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal

Hi all,

Long time no blog...
I know Im terrible. I was on a roll, and then FAIL.

But I became a food pen pal, and to say the least its been an interesting ride.
The first month I signed up (April), I didn't receive a package, so I was turned off a bit.
But this month, WOW was I ever spoiled.
And all I have to say is that it was soooooooooooooooo hard not to dive into some of this right away.

My Foodie Pen Pal was Ayla, and like I said she spoiled me! 

 This is the entire contents of my the package.
 Candied Orange Peel - Ayla included some ideas for this, one of them being chocolate bark. I cannot wait to try it in some, as well as some Banana bread.
 Dark Chocolate covered Pomegranate seeds. (I'm saving these for my 6 year anniversary, because of the advice Ayla gave us in her letter...but I did taste. And I cannot wait for these and a bottle of wine!)
 Plantain Chips - I LOVE THEM!
 Preserved Lemon with rosemary, and chive flower. I cannot wait to try this, I have to wait until June to use it as she has just made it, and it needs to sit. I cannot wait to put this on some chicken. I'm thinking Lemon Chicken with Chow Mein. (my mouth is watering just thinking about it)
 Love Tea. - man o man, its been hard not to rip into this until I took the pictures. But YUMMY!!!!!!!!
 Fig Butter - from Trader Joe's - This is awesome! Ayla went to California, and thought of me! That was the sweetest part! (also the dark chocolate pomegranate seeds are from Trader Joe's too) I'm not too sure what it is that I am going to do with the Fig Butter, but I'm sure Ill figure it out. The boy and I do a lot of cheese and cracker plates on date nights so I might try it with one of those. And well lets face it, if I don't like it, I will just give it to the boys step dad, who LOVES figs.
' Dark Chocolate with caramel and sea salt - 1 word. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The last part, and the best is the Rhubarb chutney - I cannot wait to dive into this!!! Im thinking on Bree, or maybe with chicken?  
 She even included some recipes and a wooden spoon.
As I said, I was spoiled ROTTEN!!!!

Do you want to be a foodie pen pal?  Please click on the picture below, and find out more!!!

And a special Thank you Ayla, this was a wonderful surprise, and I'm so happy to have met you!!!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kevin Smith and Joss Whedon - Why I love them an other things...

Welcome to a five part post about Joss Whedon and Kevin Smith, with a couple of honorable mentions in between.

First a little back story.
I am a pop culture junkie, and am addicted to technology and TV. I am not afraid to admit it, please do not get me wrong. I do not spend every waking moment watching TV but it is what I do most of the time when noting else is going on. I love my IPAD, and phone and I also have a Kindle in which I read on. (believe me I do get out of the house)
Anyway I digress, I have 2 favorite directors who dabble in both Movie and TV land. I was thinking about blogging about Joss, because the Boy and I were talking about how he always kills off the best people. (This will get its own post - BELIEVE ME) And later that night I began to think about this summer when I get to see Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes speak in Toronto. A tiny little light bulb went off in my head. These two (Kevin and Joss) are very similar.

Both men are the following or have done the following:
  • Directed both TV and Movies - Though Kevin isn't known for his TV directing he still has done it. 
  • They both write for TV, Movies and comic books. 
  • They both have acted in movies, and TV. - A little note on this. Both Joss and Kevin were on Veronica Mars. (Again Ill get back to that in a bit) 
They just have a ton in common. So over the next few weeks, as I do some research, I am going to show the similarities, and the differences as well as why these two men, as well as another man who has a lot in common with them are my favorite men in Hollywood.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A little confession :)

So, I follow a blog called Back to her Roots, and I am in love with it. As we all know I love to cook, and this blog just seems to speak to me. The creative way she approaches subjects catches my eye on a regular basis.

Anyway, she posted and 11 question tag, and I am going to answer the questions for the hell of it. The 11 random things will have to wait for another day.

My 11 Questions for YOU to Answer

  • What’s on your favorite pizza? -
    • Pizza Pizza's Pesto Amore - Pesto, spinach, roasted red peppers, goat cheese, red onion, and I add chicken, on a whole wheat thin crust. Absolutely AMAZING!!
  • Who is your all-time favorite band or musical artist? Why?
    • This is a very hard question to answer. I love almost all music, and do not have a single all time favorite. But if I had to answer it would have to Aerosmith. I also share a huge bond with JP, AP's big brother because of this band, and it has always had a soft spot in my heart because of it. I'm not shamed to say I love "I Don't want to Miss a Thing."
  • Do you like your name? If not, what would you rename yourself?
    • I love my name, I was named by my Great Grandmother, who I never got to meet. My Mom walked in to the house to tell her parents and her Grandmother that she was pregnant, her Grandmother took one look at my Mom before she even said anything she told her "its going to be a wee little Bonnie Lee lass." Hence my name Bonnielee. 
  • What would be your last meal?
    • My last meal would be a nice steak, and baked potato. Nothing fancy, just basic. 
  • What countries have you visited?
    • Canada, U.S.A, and Britain
  • What was the last book that you read? Did you like it?
    • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
      • I loved it, and am waiting to read the next one, I haven't been in a reading mood lately. But at least I got the first one first one finished before the movie comes out next month. 
  • What super power would you most like to have? Why?
    • I would have Jean Grey's power before she turns in the Phoenix, telepathy, and other small things.
  • If failure wasn’t possible, what’s the one thing you would try to do?
    • To be a journalist.  
  • What is usually your first thought when you wake up?
    •  Weekday or weekend? 
  • What are your pet peeves?
    • PARKING TOO CLOSE to another car
    • Small minded people
    • People who don't say please and thank you. 
    • leaning on me, or touching me other than the boy or the besties.
  • Vanilla or chocolate?
    • Vanilla - all the way! 

Anyway, I don't have anyone to tag, so if you are reading this, and want to post the questions above in your blog or in the comments please do.

Also my 11 questions are the following:

1) Fave movie of all time?
2) What is your angry music?
3) Do you have any strange car habits?
4) If you and your best friend could do anything together what would it be?
5) If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
6) What is your comfort food?
7) If you could meet someone famous dead or alive who would it be?
8) Fave comic?
9) Favorite makeup product?
10) What do you typically do on a Saturday?
11) Fave wine, name it and its price.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Life is short...
We do not realize the importance of the lives that we touch each day. And who will not be there when we wake up the next day.
Please do not take things for granted, as we do not know what tomorrow holds.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Top 5 Websites

Hi All,
So to keep in the theme of lists this week, I have come to you to bring you my top 5 websites. None of these include any kind of social networking, they are the websites that I frequent the most at the moment. They do change from time to time, but these are the sites that I come back to almost every time. 


This is mostly for news, I work in a place where events can change the course of the day very quickly, therefore I feel that CBC has the most relevant news for all of Canada. I prefer CTV for local news, but due to work, and other things, I go to CBC more often. (Also the building and museum in Toronto are AMAZING!)


This website is an amazing resource for coupons in Canada. I have found so many deals and savings just by subscribing to them in my RSS feed. At first I was a little weary about coupons, but I have to say I am a little addicted now. I CANNOT wait for Ottawa to get a Target so I can take advantage of their coupon tab on their website.


AMAZING website, amazing stories, and guest posts. Amazing everything. I cannot recommend this website enough to people when they say they are bored on the internet.


A great website for upcoming TV and Movie news. I enjoy this one a lot more than other websites that prefer to report on who is sleeping with who, and which star overdosed this weekend.


YAY for Canadian content. This last website is certainly not the least. I have come back to this site many a time, and have loved it for quite a while now. I am a huge fan of  makeup and beauty tips. So this website has it all for me.

So that is it. My top 5 websites.

What are yours?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The 31 favorite things of my 31st year.

31, of my favorite things.

1)      The boy (if that wasn’t obvious)
2)      Merlin and Moby (they are like my children, but in cat form)
3)      My friends (if I were to sit here and name my fave people, it would be longer than 31)
4)      Family (the same reason as above)
5)      My “nephews” (I have a few, that are not blood related) 

People I do not know
6)      Lynn Johnson –
7)      Kurt Sutter -
8)      Katey Sagal -
9)      Joss Whedon -
10)   Nathan Fillion -

Fictional Characters
11)   Ginny Weasley – Harry Potter
12)   Gemma Teller – Sons of Anarchy
13)   The Gilmore Girls – Im counting all 3 as one.
14)   Dr. Horrible – Dr Horrible Sing A Long Blog  
15)   Malcom Renyolds – Firefly/Serenity

16)   Sons Of Anarchy
17)   Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18)   It’s My Party
19)   Veronica Mars
20)   Dawn of the Dead

21)   Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
22)   Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
23)   Audition by Barbara Walters
24)   The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins *Newest Fave
25)   Anita Blake Series – Laurell K Hamilton

26)   Urban Decay
27)   Apple
28)   Frommer's
29)   OPI
30)   Toyota Scion
31)   Nikon

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I have it...
I need sleep...
Going to attempt to sleep again tonight, I failed miserably last night, kept on waking up thinking about the snow that was going to fall, but tonight, its freezing rain. YIPPIE.
I hate driving in that shit.