Turkey Cubed

The Universe works in mysterious ways.

This morning after dropping my son off at school, I sat and wrote five new blog posts (make that six including this one) and queued up another for tomorrow.

I was also working on polishing off four other ones for publishing, including two for turkey dinner recipes that I had wanted to publish for Thanksgiving, but I will be queueing up over the next several weeks in preparation for the upcoming Winter holidays.

Two nights ago, I had started re-organizing, re-evaluating, re-invigorating, and re-visiting my goals and what I have accomplished over the past several years of my life and what I wanted to manifest in my future that lies ahead.

While cleaning up my office, I came across my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera which I have kept promising to give to my son.  I kept telling him he couldn’t have it until we re-charged the batteries and that I had to get my photos off the card before he could play with it in fear of any photos getting deleted.

How ironic is that tonight I finally moved my photos off of the card and onto my laptop.  Most of the photos on the card are from the last time I was cooking a turkey dinner and had taken to blog about it.  I do not remember taking these photos but judging by the creation date, they are from our Winter Solstice dinner from last year.

I took a turkey out of the freezer on Wednesday night to thaw so that over the weekend I could roast it up, take some photos, verify my recipes and post them to give people a few weeks to gather up any needed ingredients for their Winter celebrations.

Here is a sneak peak of what’s to come over the next few weeks:

Turnkey Dinner Recipe Sneak Peek

Good Earth Cafe – South Pandosy, Kelowna, BC

I have always found it interesting how I bounce between the various coffee shops in the area.  It usually has something to do with ambiance, changeover in staff (and service), seasons, what I am drinking, busyness, food that is available and rewards programs.

Rewards programs have had me primarily frequenting Starbucks since I finally tried drinking their drip coffee over the summertime when I was trying to not be spending so much money.  Unfortunately (or fortunately?), since Pumpkin Spice Latte’s have been back, I have been consuming a lot of cow dairy and low and behold, I have not been feeling as well and have been having stomach pains and upset stomachs lately.

Because of this and other factors (free parking, friendly staff, ALMOND MILK), I decided to head to Good Earth this morning after dropping my son off at school.  I always forget how much I love the taste of their hot, Almond Milk, White Mochas.

Good Earth Kelowna, Almond Milk White Mocha

Over last weekend, I was attending the Touch for Health Level Two course being offered at Happily Holistic and because of that, did not get to enjoy my usual Sunday morning routine of coffee, blogging and flickering and then coffee with my friends.  Before I went to bed last night, I had decided today would be a blogging day after rescheduling an appointment I had this morning.

I have so far gotten three blog posts published, worked on a few drafts, been researching recipes online for making soups and should be publishing this blog post as well (marking number four blog post of the day).

I pondered for about a half hour (because of cost) as to whether or not to have a second almond milk, white mocha this morning – something I never do with mocha’s because of the cost.

Good Earth Kelowna, Almond Milk White Mocha

Because of how much blogging I have gotten done so far this morning, I decided I could have that second mocha today and wanted to continue a little while longer with my blogging.  Most mornings that I am not at work, I head to a cafe after dropping off my partner and son to get some work done.  Because of the two hour time limits of parking in downtown Kelowna, I tend to only stay down there for two hours before heading home which tends to kill my productivity – something I did not want to do today.

Now back to the drafts that have been sitting there the past few months not getting polished off and published!


Genjie Japanese, Kelowna – All You Can Eat Sushi

A couple of friends have completed their move to Vancouver but before they left, there were 12 of us who went for All You Can Eat Sushi at Genjie Japanese Restaurant on Spall Road in Kelowna, BC.

Our ordering was divided into two tables and I am pretty sure the other end of the table ate way more then we did.  If you think these two plates of sushi rolls is a lot, their first order of sushi rolls was even more packed with rolls of sushi then ours was:

Genjie Japanese Restaurant, Kelowna, BC

I wasn’t able to snap photos of our two bills that listed out each item that was ordered individually, but we apparently had 23 orders of calamari!

One of my biggest complaints about having moved to Kelowna from Vancouver, was that when we first moved here there were NO all you can eat sushi places.  Now there are two that I know of and I will definitely be heading back to Genjie with my partner and our son.

Now my complaint can change to the fact that there are no “cheap” all you can eat sushi places in Kelowna.  One of the places I frequented when I worked in Richmond, was $7.95 and even though I don’t eat it, it did include sashimi (raw fish).