Pink Balls

I arrived today at Berri-UQAM metro station and I took the underground pathway out via Place Dupuis.  As soon as you step outside there are 170,000 Pink Balls are hanging above the street at Rue Saint-Catherine E.

For anyone driving to this part of the island, the roads are closed to vehicle traffic in parts of the Pink Ball corridor.

The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race lands in Montreal. It seems like they are only connecting because no one is running.

No one flat out told me who it was but it was pretty obvious after seeing random teams of two, camera crew and everyone with huge backpacks.

Peach Cobbler by Man

This is a tasty and easy to make desert or main course if all you want is sweet good peach.


  • 7 cups (1.75L) Sliced peach
  • 1/3 cup (75mL) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) cornstarch or 2 tbsp (30mL) of flour
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) lemon juice (Optional)

Biscuit Topping:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 400°F  (200°C).

Drain the peaches juice and put the peaches into a large baking dish, and mix the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice together. Make sure it’s all evenly spread on the baking dish.

In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar baking powder, baking soda, salt and butter. Pour in the vanilla and while mixing slowly pour in the buttermilk.

For me this is just slightly less than what I want for the biscuit topping.

Place this on the middle rack and bake for 35 mins or till it’s golden brown on top. Once it’s done remove from the heat and let it sit for a couple minute to cool down.


Media at the airport

There were tons of media people at the Montreal airport.

Yesterday’s major news was about new restaurants, bars and shops that have opened up. Even a classical music trio were present surrounded by Jack Daniels Sinatra posters to serenade travelers.

Chasing Heat

We are heading southbound, chasing the heat. Today we’re fairly high at FL400 (40000ft), near the maximum altitude of what our plane can fly.

The cold Canadian air on our tail, and the Mexican heat on our nose, I cannot wait for us to set foot in the sun.

Called on reserve

It’s more emailed on reserve. I just got assigned a flight that’s usually goes to fairly senior crew.

The assignment is to operate south, enjoy a 30 hour layover then head back home. First things packed are flip flops and swim shorts.

A short escape from snowy spring.