Arcade Fire

Saw Arcade Fire at Alderney Landing ( just a 15 minute walk from my house!) on Thursday night.  They were absolutely amazing.  I went to the concert really liking their music, and walked away absolutely loving it.  If you are not familiar with their music, check out their CBC Radio 3 page.  You won't be sorry.


It all started with the Tour de France...

...after about 20 years of not riding a bike, I got a new one yesterday. We were watching the Tour de France, and Martin mentioned that it would be fun if we both got bikes. A week later, and I am the proud owner of the Trek Pure Lowstep 2010 model - I bought it used (I prefer the colours available this year, but beggars can't be choosers!) - and I love it. Getting on that bike literally made me feel like a kid again! It's comfortable and fun to ride, and yeah - I think it's pretty cute. I have a basket on mine as well. The plan is to commute to work via bike/ferry along the waterside trails, avoiding city streets as much as possible. I don't think I'll be ready for the Tour anytime soon, but give me a nice flat country like Holland, and I'm there!


No Knead Bread

I've been doing a lot of cooking lately.  One of the things I've tried is the no-knead bread from Jim Lahey's "My Bread."  It's really good.  It tastes like something from a specialty bakery - I'm amazed at how it turned out.  The only thing I don't like is the long rising time - I'm wondering if I can keep the unbaked dough in the fridge and take it out as needed, like they recommend in this book.  Anyhow, it's a revolution in baking, and I'm really glad I tried this!