17 September 2012

A Book-Lover's Dream

It is no secret, at least not to those who know me well, that I enjoy reading. I've said it before, but I also like free — certainly not at all costs*, but free does roll off one's tongue quite nicely. So, when those two thing, reading and free, coincide it becomes a rather pleasant day.

So, you can easily imagine the pleasant thoughts that ran through my head when I found out that there is a contest at the web site, Christian Fiction Book Reviews, in which the winner will receive a $300.00 Amazon gift card. Very nice.

What would you do with $300.00 to spend at Amazon? What would I do? I don't know at the moment, though certainly some of that would be spent on Kindle books. And, frankly, I won't spend the energy thinking about it unless and until I actually win.

To enter — and, of course, by telling you this I may, in fact, be lessening my chances of winning (but my chances were probably already quite slim) — go to the Christian Fiction Book Reviews web site (click on the web site name), and complete any or all of the How to Enter tasks (share on Facebook, Like on Facebook, Tweet on Twitter, and/or post on your blog).

I sincerely hope that whoever is selected for the card will enjoy the shopping spree.

Run well,

02 September 2012

Return Trip to Safari Snacks Doesn't Disappoint

Our daughter joined us in Burnaby for Labour Day weekend. Yesterday, she and I headed back to Safari Snacks House and Grill for some samosas and bhajias to go with the lentil curry and chicken curry that Linda was cooking for supper. And, the second time around didn't disappoint. Our only problem was that we had too much food. So, we had bhajias and samosas for lunch today. Linda put them on a tray lined with paper towels and heated them up in the oven and they heated and crisped up nicely.

The owners remembered me from the first trip. They also remembered my previous blog post and told us they had added a bit more dhania to the bhajia coating. While we were waiting, we sampled a weekend specialty of the house, muthiya. It was a mixture of various kinds of lentils, green beans, and chicken in a gravy. It was pleasantly spiced — not bland but not too hot either. While we sampled it, both of the owners came by to see what we thought. One of them said it was an acquired taste but Stacey and I thought it was really good. They only cook it on the weekends (maybe only on Saturday).

You won't find more friendly staff anywhere. Combine that with good food and it's a really nice experience — eat there, take it to the park around the corner for a picnic, or take it home.

Eat well,

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