Poked my fingers into the soft loamy soil around the oldest potato plants tonight, and stole these beauties for dinner. I thought by now that it would be easy to sneak some spuds from the plants, without having to dig them up, but I seemed to find a lot of empty spaces (voles?). I thought I would be able to take some to the market tomorrow, but I think I'll wait another week. We've had such cold wet weather, the plants are tall and leggy and don't seem to have put much effort into making potatoes.
On another note, congrats to my niece Kathleen and her husband Ryan on the birth of their little boy, Riley James, at 4:30 this morning. Kathleen is a labour and delivery nurse at a Vancouver hospital. She was having minor contractions yesterday, and wasn't sure she was in labour. Things changed fast overnight, and on their way to the hospital this morning, they had to pull over so Kathleen could deliver her son herself in the front seat of the van:) Mother and baby are doing fine, not so sure about the van seat though!
And if you want to know more about Nanaimo Bars, here's a link with the official Nanaimo bar recipe, and more links to give you some history and directions to walk around Nanaimo sampling Nanaimo bars in a multitude of weird forms.