The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Friday, November 27, 2015

November 27, 2015


Yesterday I was filming a new Creative Living Bookshelf and Shibumi hung out. She's in love with these spongy soccer balls we bought and her new favourite thing is playing fetch, especially when the balls bounce down the stairs! It's hard to say if she's doing better. Her tests show that there's no bacterial infection. We just have to keep trying new food and using some Feliway spray to soothe her stressed out nerves.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 26, 2015


Gosh, it was so nice to take a day off on Wednesday, especially after all of the work on the pipes (which isn't quite finished but the end is in sight). We went to the Turner exhibit at the AGO and it was remarkable. There were paintings, like this one, that would draw you from across the room with their light and beauty. I'm glad too that we were able to get home early enough to give Dad a call to celebrate his birthday!


Reg and I got out to see an improv D&D group at The Rio which we have been wanting to check out FOREVER! I put together a mashup of the fun stuff that happened that night. We would have bumped into people we knew but they were gaming that night, LOL.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015


I posted my recent Gourmet Club post and video. People kept asking for more and more recipes but I am starting to think that isn't where the energy is. This was delicious though and I do hope people try it.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

November 21, 2015


Reg HATES peeling hard boiled eggs so he attempted this technique to see what would happen. With varying results! The only exciting thing that was supposed to happen was D&D at our place but it got cancelled. Ugh. Spent all day cleaning the house!

Friday, November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015


The sugar after the storm. Awesome donut that was ...creme filled, banana, dulce delecte, coconut and at least 1 other thing. Really nice after the long day.


As you both know I have a crazy-stressful day so I was glad to escape reality for a while and get to D&D where I broke a window, fell out of a window and could not bust my way through a closed door. That said, I am the one attacking the witch with green skin and white hair. Soon after this moment the minotaur came through the wall pushing me into the witch! Good times...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 19, 2015


I know you've seen this picture but there really isn't anything that better captures yesterday than this. A thin layer of disintegrating concrete over the sandy dirt of our home and the broken pipe that is now being prepared. You can clearly see why we need to keep the kittens contained, even though they find that stressful too. We spent the night with all three kittens closed in our bedroom. It went better than expected, truthfully, but I know that everyone will be looking forward to getting things back to normal. Hopefully better than normal with the pipes all fixed. Though this spare room will be pretty much unusable for a while.


My set up for while things are in transition. It feels good to have the computer up and running, but I have to be careful not to spend too much time at it. It was nice to hang out with Jamie and the kittens (2 of 3 at least) which some of the craziness was going on, which thankfully wasn't that loud and I even nodded off with kitties right beside me :)

Not my best video but it is a super-fast tutorial on how to make your own homemade dashi. We also went out to enjoy the sunshine today. Been gone way too long.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015


Yesterday was a pretty intense day. Hours and hours of working to get Planning Day ready and other work done and hours of getting the house ready for pipe replacement. This is a very intense week. Hanging out with the kittens is a welcome respite.


Packing done and the room is clear. It feels really weird to see the whole room clear, and I totally forgot to take a picture of it that way (oops!). I hope all goes well with the drains. *fingers crossed*


I have been trying to get over a bad food experience so I decided to make my own dashi which is a Japanese broth made with seaweed and bonito (tuna) flakes. It is the base for good traditional miso soup which I have been wanting to make. This is as far as I got. Hope I can make the miso soup soon!