Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Narrow Escape, Market Fire, Book

Watching GMA Weekend we were shown this piece of film from Asia, absolutely incredible escape.

There was a Huge fire on Sunday night  which took place at a local Farmers’ MSt.Jacobsarket in St. Jacobs, ON. The main building is totally gutted. This will mean hardships to all the farmers who’s stalls were inside the building, and there were many. We don’t go there very often mainly because it is so huge and I could never walk around all of it. But I have been in this building and it was full to bursting with stalls and vendors. Luckily no-one was hurt. If you check the article, you will see the remains of the building on Monday morning.

Just finished an excellent Kindle book called Winged Descent by Heather Allen Decker – this is the blurb from the book cover.
From the back jacket:
Today is already off to a weird start for Savannah Lane. A typical walk on the beach before work becomes the stuff of fairy tales when she stumbles upon a man claiming to be a mythological creature from another planet. Granted, Kendrick is gorgeous and seems legit, but he's got a pair of wings and a reason Winged Descentfor being on Earth that are both hard to ignore. Against her better judgment, she invites him to stay with her, setting into a motion a series of supernatural events that question what she's always known as reality.
It's been a rough couple of years for Kendrick Angelis. As future ruler of his planet Centaura, there is increasing pressure for him to marry and provide his people a successor. Not easy to do when you're a rare breed comprised of both human and centaur blood and cannot mate with others of your kind. Hence, the order to come to Earth to find a "suitable" mate. Falling in love is optional.
This summer is going to suck for Conner Bryce. As he does every year, he makes the trek from Georgia to South Carolina to spend a few weeks with his best friend, Savannah. Too bad she already has a houseguest this year, one whom Conner immediately dislikes and doesn't trust.
Told from all three characters' perspectives, Winged Descent takes a classic tale between two warring races and gives it a modern-day twist when the centaurs find that the decision to come to Earth is not without its consequences.

I just bought the second book. Typically the final book doesn’t come out until November.

This picture had me salivating. I thought it looked delicious.

Fire-Roasted Berry Crostini with Honey Crème Fraîche

Contributed by Michael Chiarello
Berry Crostini
© Christina Holmes
Grill this super-simple dessert right before you serve it: It takes just 30 minutes.
  1. 1/2 cup crème fraîche
  2. 1 tablespoon honey
  3. Three 1/2-inch-thick slices of country bread, halved crosswise
  4. Softened unsalted butter, for brushing
  5. 1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  6. 4 cups mixed fresh berries
  7. Pinch of kosher salt
  1. Light a hardwood charcoal fire. In a bowl, whisk the crème fraîche with the honey.
  2. Brush both sides of the bread slices with butter and generously sprinkle with sugar. Grill the bread over moderately high heat, turning once, until crisp and caramelized, 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter and let cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss the berries with the 1/4 cup of sugar and the salt. Spread the berries on a perforated grill sheet or in a grill basket and grill over moderately high heat, tossing, until starting to burst, 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly.
  4. Spoon the berries on the crostini and top with dollops of the honey crème fraîche.
Have a great day


  1. Whoa! And that car stopped. That was really close.
    Shame about the farmer's market. At least no one was hurt.

    1. Wasn't it just, couldn't believe it when I first saw the film on TV.

      It is, however, they are planning an open market this weekend. How long it will take to rebuild I have no idea.

  2. I'm so glad no one was hurt at the market, that sounds just awful. That book seems to have a bit of everything, but it's still not really my genre. Prefer sci-fi and murder to fantasy, I guess. Now I want berries!
    Tina @ Life is Good

    1. It was one heck of a blaze.

      Did you not look at the video? I thought that was pretty fantastic.