ReView: Sauce Italian Restaurant & Market Part ONE

Sauce Market

Episode 69 Part ONE

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss, this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my DailyViews, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. This show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest

In the next two episodes we are reviewing Sauce, Italian restaurant and market. Located 3326- 17 Avenue SW. This place is located in the Chorus Entertainment Building and is a weekly stop for us to curb our Truffle Popcorn craving. We enjoyed this place so much during our day date – that this episode is broken up into two parts, part TWO will be released next week.

Sauce Italian Restaurant & Market is an absolutely awesome Italian food stop.
Sauce signature ‘S’

I first went to this place with my GF Jenny she frequented it and we went for supper one night and ever since I wanted to bring Jeff there. So, we finally went one day while have a day date while London was at a bday party…it was worth it.

When you walk in there’s a great deli in one area with ready made meals, small cafe style of tabls ad chairs, Italians and others visiting and drinking espresso. Around this are there’s shelves stocked with Italian foods, sauces, pasta’s olives, italians sodas and more..the stage for the Pcon is highight by their signature bag of Metallic Red, it’s a lrage size and worth the purchase.

There’s crates stamped with their signature ’S’ in red. The sausages and curing meats are hanging yearning to be purchased an dmake into a charcuterie board. Cheses are chilled and sliced in take home wedges. Their dessert bar is so beautirul, corner ceramic stove, espresso machine, pastries and goodies gallore. Workers waiting to help box up your favourite sweets.

Once you mange to get by this stand, you can move into the waiting area for the restaurant and ‘wait to be seated’ We made a reservation…as wer’e siting and kabitzing the waitress pours our water…we enjoy settling in for the next hour or so. When we were heret it was still chilly out we have our new featherlite winter jackets on – as you can hear we are quite happy with them.

Sauce, Chandeliers

Calamari Lobster Risotto, 

Here’s what risotto is, think creamy rice but is’ no soupy it’s thick like a good cheesy pasta. Risottos is typicaly made with a lot of butter and cheese, you can make a roux also to help with the richness of this meal, ti’s very good when it’s prepred right

So my hubbys voice is a bit soft but he says, ravioli is not enough food – you know how Ravioli comes out, you get 4 squares place on a large plate – it’s sort of shoking when the price refects like 10 orders. So we pass on this altho it doesn sound good.

We settle on Calamarie to start 5:28

the waitress offeers us bread to sop up the pomodoro sauce I order the fuzili and Jeff orders the Risotto…we enoy thebeautifully decoarted restaurant and our wine…

Sauce’s many chandeliers, so beautiful

6:11 the lights in this place are beautiful we are thinking of changing our lights out to somethig more spectaular then our modern, plane square globe style.Something to add some character. Like chandeliers…..

The Atmosphere

Jeff proceeds to tell a story about the mens washroom listen to this…6:52 so you walk in and there’s a long hallway giant square in the middle with one urnal in the middle of this  – which would fit many urinal. he can just see the guy waiting for you. and then one bathroom stall. I too describe the bathrooms – yes the bathrooms are gorgeous. 

Match Stick Quilt, made by me, Valerie Moss (this is our room today)

9:50 (after) so I started making thsi new10:33 quilt for us – for our bed so change things up a bit – you can see pictgures of this on my site but now I”m like erch – what? he doesn’t want this on our bed!! 

1017 Jeff explains our quilt on uur bed… He’s right I made that quite testing out a contemporary technique, it ended up working perfectly to our room personality. Again pics of this on our website. This quilt took me years to fimish and I’m pretty proud of it that’s for sure.

10:33 we test and taste eachothers wines. He’s moving into more of the red wines lately where as I’m still on the white wine side of things. He in the end likes my wine and I don’t mind his…you can hear the kitchen wich is just off to the back of where we are sitting. 11:56 – can you smell the garlic 

Chandeliers brighten up any room and add a personality
Chandelier in Studio 17 – today in my studio @Valerie’s Variety Podcast central

12:28 Candelier cover your cords in fabric or tools or toile. In the end when we hung the chandeliers we didn’t have enough cord to go any longer then we could so this chain link is showing instead of being covered. Best laid intentions right?

Sauce vs Cassis

14:13 We care now comparing this “sauce’ restaurant with Castle – Cassis Bistro another Itelian makret,, restaurant location we’ve been to a few times. 14:27 (after) we were invited to a breakfast paring with my friend Jenny and her bf. It was a bit pricey at a rate of a nice meal in a fine dinig restaurant, they paried all of the course with wines (Italian) and it was delightful. This breakfast was held in Cassis and we were served by the husband and wife team that own the place. They have a movie projector showing old black and white movies up on a big screen at the back of the place. Ths place might hold ony about 40 people. There wa s a 1 person band playing/singling in the background – it was quite romantic. 14:49 so if you’re not familiar with Hello Dollies they are a scrumptious combination of condensed milk, chocochips and coconut and graham wafer crumbs, combined in layers into a sweet dessert bite.

15:39 around us the tables are getting reserved for parties that will be filing in soon. As Jeff menionted it’s only 4:30. The one table has 2 high chairs – they are definitely a family friendly restaura nt. Lots of street parking also on 17 Avenue and all of the off streets around the building.

16:07 have you heard of Tavernatta – its on Edmonton Trail south of 16 Avenue  toward the diner delux and where the old OEB used to be. This place is amazing another great option for home cooked pasta, good wines and a great ambiance. It’s bustling and warm inside. Sometimes people are sitting at the outside tables playing bottce ball and enjoying lunch.

Our Appetizer Arrives

 17:15 our meal comes…well the calimarie. It’s kind of served in open peppers – sort of positioned so well on the plate, smells amazing – I can almost taste this as I’m writting nad it was very good. 19:00 we are enjoying dipping the bread the waitress suggested in tthe sauces and the oils. 

How good is the Calamari?

19:48 read after – wow fantastic Jeff says. One thing about the OMaD (one meal a day) eating regime is that food tasts so much better – first you are hungry, second you want to eat really good food when you break your fast. Youdon’t just eat anything you want food to be really good like top notch super satisfying. 20:13 I dont love it – you want to love food when you only 1 time per day…20:55 sorry about my full mouth but I don’t love calimarie in generally Jeff and London both really like it and typically will just share an order.I prefer to not look a tthe knarley tentacles stikcing out everywhere. Jeff put it right this meal is a ‘adult’ version of Calamarie.

21:44 Who doesn’t like a nice slice of bread, dipped into a fantastic saucee? or just with peanut butter and bananaas lol or bread…wait a side note my massage lady she doens’t eat bread like ever! – hmmm that sounds uspect dont you think?

22:22 are we enjoying the appies…umm yes! the sauce and the bread and the peppers are amazing the pomodor sauce it’s incredible. 31:56 the waitress clears our appetizerplate and ofers anoter glass of wine while we wait for our main course. She has these very funky glasses on and they looked fabulous on there – give someone a compliment once in a while – mean it tho – and make someones day!

23:13 as some of you know I bake bread at home 1-2 times per week. I’ve been doin this for about 5 years. Jeff’s been asking me lately if I can switch up the bread ‘loaves’ style and make maybe smaller loaves or buns instead. Hmm this might work if my bread maker could do this for me…23:56 a mixer.? erch – we don’t not need another applieance in this house. Do you have a bread maker? The beauty is you don’t have to wait around checking for rising and other timed events while makeing bread in a breadmaker – the breadmarker does the timing for you…

26:55 recently I went through a change phases with my glasses being comfortable and some days I just deal with them bugging me all day..sliding down pinching, pressing whatever it is but now I have another optin I went and got fitted for contacts. Do you wear contacts – like them or prefer your glasses – have you been through this – changed from glasses to contacts or flip beween the two?

Moments between Mom and Daughter

28:25 every night i lay with London and we read stories share secrets and things about our day. She gets on these kicks where she wants to learn and hear stories about wh en she was younger so this day..we talk about her ‘baby sisters’ their names were Chooney and Savanna and sometimes she had a brother names Duggen. This went on for quite a while I’d pick her up from day care and they would comment about London’s ‘baby sisters’ knowingfull well London was an only child.

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What did you think of part ONE, describing bathrooms – hanging my new chandelier, my new quilting project, other places we’ve been or want to go, our appetizer full of knarly bits and the start of our entre while the rooms wafts of garlic…such a fun day

Part two will come out next week as we sit and make plans and goals for our future. You’ll get more of a glimpse of our life and our dreams. We talk about London and all this is during our day date…what do you and your life partner talk babout

InterView: Valerie (Flexual) on ‘Valerie’ Series – Part THREE

Episode 68 Part THREE (Final)

Check out Part TWO from last week. and Part ONE from the week before.

This ‘Valerie’ Series a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread.

I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie ‘Flexual’, I found her through instagram @ValFlexual and like me she doesn’t know any Valerie’s. She’s kind, she cares about the environment, she does her part. She has collected over 100 shark teeth. She’s scared of fresh water lakes. She’s a Sagittarius and she’s never left South Florida. Enjoy our banter, at times she gives me the chills with her good vibes that I feel right through the microphone. She loves to love and gives back. She believes…

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

Valerie Flexual on ‘Valerie’ Series Part THREE (final)

ValFlexual on Valerie’s Variety Podcast, ‘Valerie’ Series

In this final part of the Valerie Flexual InterView, we are now friends, common passions in life, kindship we’re connected. She has a great voice, and is so full of compassion. I really enjoyed talking to her and getting to know her on a deep level. She’ll be on the show again. Did you know about Crocs versus Alegators? I didn’t but I do now. Next time you litter think of this show and remember Valerie Flexual who’s doing her best to keep her footprint clean, take care of pets and humans, who need it most.

Find her on Instagram @ValFlexual and on Facebook @ValerieFlexcobar

Talk to you next Tuesday.

InterView: Valerie (Flexual) on ‘Valerie’ Series – Part TWO

Episode 67

Check out the link to Part ONE from last week.

This ‘Valerie’ Series a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread.

I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie ‘Flexual’, I found her through instagram @ValFlexual and like me she doesn’t know any Valerie’s. She’s kind, she cares about the environment, she does her part. She has collected over 100 shark teeth. She’s scared of fresh water lakes. She’s a Sagittarius and she’s never left South Florida. Enjoy our banter, at times she gives me the chills with her good vibes that I feel right through the microphone. She loves to love and gives back. She believes…

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

Valerie Flexual on ‘Valerie’ Series Part TWO

Val Flexual on Valerie’s Variety Podcast, from her IG page

What do you think of part two? Depending on where you are listening from – if you live around the beaches, would you do a beach clean up? Pickup gargage around your neighbourhood? Have you? I should do this more but I have picked up garbage flying around when on walks with my daughter. I haven’t had to question picking up a syringe or a condom yet but would I? Maybe. How about changing a diaper on your grandfather when you are such a young adult? Honestly people I have a hard time with personal body fluids, being a mom makes you come out of your shell and pushes you to do things and touch things that you woudn’t normally.

Find her on Instagram @ValFlexual and on Facebook @ValerieFlexcobar

Talk to you next Tuesday.

InterView: Valerie (Flexual) on ‘Valerie’ Series – Part ONE

Valerie Flexual and Me, Valerie Moss InterView

Episode 66 Part ONE

This is PART ONE

This ‘Valerie’ Series a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread.

I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie ‘Flexual’, I found her through instagram and like me she doesn’t know any Valerie’s. She’s kind, she cares about the environment, she does her part. She has collected over 100 shark teeth. She’s scared of fresh water lakes. She’s a Sagittarius and she’s never left South Florida. Enjoy our banter, at times she gives me the chills with her good vibes that I feel right through the microphone. She loves to love and gives back. She believes…

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

Valerie Flexual on ‘Valerie’ Series

Enjoy the episode.

Part 2 of this episode will be released next week.

This show is produced by me, Valerie Moss, the theme music for this show is written and produced by Jason Schnell, the artwork for this particular episode was developed with the help from Valerie Flexual and her wealth of available photos off Instagram. Reach out to her, say hi from me, and pickup that extra piece of garbage, re-use your water bottle and take care of the environment.

Know a Valerie or are a Valerie?

V stands for Valerie
Valerie, who are these amazing people?

If you know a Valerie (tell me about her) or are a Valerie, please get in touch with me, I want to get to know you…we might drink wine together (white or red?) or have a tea (do you like London Fog’s) just hang out become more acquainted. I’ve had so much interest into this right from early on, thank you Valerie… I cannot wait to get started. 

Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me today, leave me a rating on your podcast app, a comment and stay tuned we have some exciting shows coming up! See you next Tuesday!

InterView: Clare C. Marshall – Part THREE (final)

In Part THREE and the final chapter of my interview with Clare C Marshall.

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast, with your host me, Valerie Moss. This show is about ReVIEWS InterViews and my Dailys Views, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. WhatEVER WhenEVER. This show drops every Tuesday! Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook

Episode 65 Part THREE (final)

Today’s show is PartTHREE of my interView if you haven’t listened to the first two parts last week and the previous week to that, be sure to do so.

InterView with Clare C. Marshall and me, Valerie Moss in Studio17

Last Episode Part TWO

Just a bit of a recap I’m interviewing Clare C Marshall, a Calgary Author who I found at a create market show here in Calgary. Since this interView I’m about 50% through her third book, of the Sparkstone Sega. Clare promised to come back and spend some more time with me and more q and a on the last two books of this Sega Book TWO and Book THREE

Part THREE (final)

In Part THREE we will listen to more readings from Clare’s voice, on the Sparkstone, we’re focussing on book one but there is 2 more books currently available and 2 more in the works, so she reveals to us. We talk about Jadore one of the University professors, she has interesting skin and has a high up position within the whole ‘Collective’ Alien community.  

We talk about her upcoming shows. Her favourite author, Marissa Meyer and her book Cinder and why. Her liking to video Spyderweb Software where she ordered one of his games thorugh the mail, cash in envelope when she was 12. And her future, what’s next for Clare. As well as her new podcast/chapter serial series available off her webiste, FaeryInkPress.com. called Wingtorn

I’m going to start listening to it, will you?

Book ONE is called Stars in her Eyes

Book TWO is called Dreams in her Head

Book THREE is called Hunger in her Bones and here’s the back cover narrative – too bad Clare’s not here to read this for me.

If you’re interested in reading along with me, check out her site and my site valeriemoss.ca for all the details. Come take a lecture from the mysterious Jadore, don’t be late.

Enjoy the episode… 

Clare C. Marshall and me, Valerie Moss…enjoying a few selfie moments.

Visit Faery Ink Press and ValerieMoss.ca for all the show notes and details. This show was written and edited by me Valerie Moss, loops I used from GarageBand were:

4th Dimension Beat 02

Found Sound Topper

Couriousily Synth Layers.

InterView: Clare C. Marshall – Part TWO

InterView with Clare C. Marshall

Episode 64 Part TWO

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast, with your host me, Valerie Moss. This show is about ReVIEWS InterViews and my Dailys Views, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. WhatEVER WhenEVER. This show drops every Tuesday!

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Today’s show is PartTWO of a 3 part series. If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode 63 PartOne go back and do this first as this week carries her story forward…

Clare C Marshall being InterViewed on Valerie’s Variety Podcast, reading from Sparkstone Sega Book ONE

Just a bit of a recap I’m interviewing Clare C Marshall, a Calgary Author who I found at a create market her in Calgary. Her and I are now friends. Spending a couple hours and several email threads, we are getting to know eachother. Honestly, I could listen to her read all day. She’s carasmatic, passionate about books and writting. When she first showed up at my studio, I asked her how her night was…she was up late writting as she had a brain surge she had to get onto paper.

In Part TWO we will explore more reading about this book, and sega called Sparkstone, we’re focussing on book one but there is 2 more books currently available and 2 more in the works…We talk about her connection to the Canadian references, it’s so neat to read a book and know where she’s talking about. We talk more about Clare and how she made her way west from her home so far East. Like we’re talking across country literally. Plus her shows to promote her book are across country, this girl puts on miles.

Her commentary about the ‘Angry Girl’ that is portrayed is so truthful, we all have people in our life that are angry and we remember an angry girl from school.

Clare C Marshall and Valerie Moss enjoying banter over her books Sparkstone SEGA

If you’re interested in reading along with me, check out her site and my site valeriemoss.ca for all the details. Come take a lecture from the mysterious Jadore, don’t be late.

Enjoy the episode… 

Are you interested in this story now? What did you think about the characters with their amazing gifted personalities? Ingrid the protagonist is now getting settled and learning about her new circle of friend. Remember she’s only been there a few days when all of this is revealed.

Next week, is part THREE and the final part of my interview with Clare, she will do more reading for us, as I sit with my eyes closed and just listen to her. If you love her voice as much as I do, check out her weekly series where you can read a chapter and she narrates a chapter for you to listen. I’ll be starting this one soon.

InterView: Clare C. Marshall, Calgary Author

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss. This show is about ReViews, InterViews and my DailyViews, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. WhatEVER | WhenEVER, this show drops every Tuesday.

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Episode 63 Part ONE

Todays show will be spread over several parts as I’m InterViewing Clare. C Marshall, Author of my latest read. The Sparkstone Sega a Young Adult Science Fiction series about superheroes fighting a secret alien invasion at a university in Alberta, Canada. This book has incredible artwork on the cover(s), wistfully details the school, the characters and the location connections like Macleod Hall. I was so enamoured with the writing I wanted her to be on my show! Here’s how this happened.

music!

Last year I attended the Festival of Crafts, in Calgary Alberta, it runs around the middle of November each year at the Stampede Grounds. It’s a greatly inspiring show full of handmade everything including things like:

  • Jewellery
  • Wine
  • Books
  • Pottery
  • Wood Working
  • and more…

Our Purchases

While we my gf Alison and I attended this market we bought something from almost everything on this list Jewellery – yes both bought earring and necklaces. Wine yes we bought a case and split it – this wine is so delicious it’s honey wine from Spirit Hills, right here in Calgary. I bought a spurtle, which is a wooden Scottish kitchen tool, dating from the fifteenth century, Spurtles are made from hand crafted wood, the one I chose for my dad was cherrywood. So he could mix his perogy dough with it.

Clare C. Marshall, the Author

We were trying the wine at a booth and then I see this lovely booth full of books and the covers of her books captured me. Faery Ink Press and Clare C. Marshall the author. I’m gravitated towards her books and her attractive booth displays and all of these book covers.

Clare C Marshall, book launch Gear and Sea
Clare C. Marshall, FanQuest Winnipeg

Stars in her Eyes, the Sparkstone Sega caught my eye, I love the book cover, It’s mysterious and colourful, the girls hair is red and sort of wavy down her shoulders (not like mine at all). I was intrigued, then I find out Clare is the author and from Calgary!

Book One and Book Two fo the SPARKSTONE SEGA by, Clare C. Marshall

We bought letters on paper

So Alison and I make our way, right into the booth and get settled, she, Clare, has quite the spread of delightful paperbacks, and impressive book covers. She’s super outgoing and just wants to share all of her passion with us – she’s extremely magnetic. I buy the Sparkstone Sega and Alison buys the Violet Fox Series, both sets have 3 books in them. Clare, offered to sign our books for us, we agreed, left our paid for books and carried on our way throughout the show, stopped back and picked them up, all signed with delightful pens!

Book One of the Violet Fox Series by Clare C. Marshall

I start reading the Sparkstone Sega series and I love it..my favourite line, “Don’t Eat the Food”. Since Clare C. Marshall is a Calgary author I reached out to her and asked if she’d like to be on the show. She was In!

Clare C. Marshall InterView in my home studio 17, drinking tea and reading from her books = BLISS

InterView Day

She arrives at my home, studio 17 and we settle in over a good book Sega – which of course is hers. In this InterView she’s funny and serious, and reads pages from her books. I could listen to her read all day, giving a great personal touch to each Character. I closed my eyes and listened as she read, it’s amazing, almost mesmerizing. We drank tea and talked through all my questions, thank you Clare C. Marshall.

Clare C. Marshall, reading from Stars in her Eyes, book one of the Sparkstone Sega

Here’s part 1 of a 3 part series with Clare C. Marshall from Faery Ink Press, talking about The Sparkstone Sega, we focus mostly on book one to get you interested in reading along with me. Here’s my questions:

  • What’s your background, tell me about the inspiration for your sparkstone series of books 
  • Tell me about Ingrid? Is she someone you know?
  • Love all the Canadian references Calgary Alberta McLeod Trail. Where are You from?
  • Clare, reads a passage….
  • My favourite line “don’t eat the food”
  • Such thought in the fact that even the doors can pin prick you to get your DNA 🧬 
  • Read a passage….
  • Tell me about the characters their traits Who’s Sunni. Southern bell what’s her story Misty, Jia, Will Ethan
  • The teachers Jadore her skin is so neat and her ‘blind’ crutch is such a good facade 
  • Where can people find you on social media?
  • What’s next for you?
  • What’s your favourite book. Author?
  • Artwork, where does this creativeness come from?
Clare C. Marshall and me, Valerie Moss get talking about the Sparkstone Sega

Enjoy the episode.

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Visit My websites for all the links:

  • The Festival of Crafts Show
  • The Spirit Hills Winery
  • Clare C. Marshall and her publishing company: FaeryInkPress: her socials: Facebook @FaeryInkPress, IG@FaeryInkPress her books, and her upcoming events. Her new weekly series called Wingtorn: a Young Adult Fantasy Serial Novel, Podcast – which I’m going to start listening to. You can read it or listen to her podcast, in this interView Clare gives us a reading from this new series also, she’s so good.
  • and photos of the books and us enjoying letters on pages.
  • Videos of her reading, seriously people she has a knack for this!
  • Where to buy her books either E-read or PaperBack.

Part 2 will drop next Tuesday, as always…talk to you then!

A New ‘Valerie’ Series

V stands for Valerie
Valerie, who are these amazing people

Episode 62

Valerie Jean Moss on the ‘Valerie’ Series

Me, Valerie Moss my Hubby Jeff and Daughter London

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss. This show is about ReViews InterViews and my Daily Views, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. WhatEVER | WhenEVER, this show drops every Tuesday.

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Valerie Series…starting with Moi!

Todays episode is the start of a new series on the show the ‘Valerie’s series where I’m combing through the Emily’s, Christine’s Danielle, Jennifer’s and Michelle’s looking for the Valerie’s of the world. I rarely come upon women with the same name as mine. Once in Calgary and she ended up being a Valora. 

So come hang out with me and the ‘Valerie’s that will be featured on the show. Women like, One who collects shark teeth, one who loves pretty paper, one who can categorize your personality, one who can draw like no one i’ve met before, one who loves food but didn’t always and me, who loves to create. And so many more…

Me, Valerie Moss and my Hubby Jeff (date night #yyc)

My sister Janice has been on this show before in an early episode called ‘Broadcasting for Correstions’, she lives in Regina Saskatchewan and the best one for the role. She has a great radio voice too. I wanted someone who knew me well to InterView me.

My Pitch

“Morning Valerie, I run a podcast, Valerie’s Variety Podcast, it’s a weekly show about my life in Calgary, Re-Views and InTerViews. It’s a story podcast. Each week is a new story. I’m thinking of running a segment on “Valerie’s” (with a variety of spellings 🙂 to include questions like: Where are you from?, Where did you get your name? Who are you? A place to bring us all together. You interested? Since there isn’t many of us, this will be fun!! Let me know email me, Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca and check out my legitimacy at Valerie’s Variety Podcast

when checking if the ‘Valerie’ were interested…guess what they were!

Do you think there’s a thread that connects the Valerie’s? So far, one of the Valerie’s LOVES Moss so she’s in love with my last name…one of them is inspiring to be a Project manger…and I’m a PM. A couple of them run their very own podcast…hmmm, this sounds like it’s going to be fun hey?

Do you know a Valerie – if you do, please send them my way so they can join other like-named Valerie’s of the world…in this New ‘Valerie’ Series on my podcast, Valerie’s Variety Podcast.

Some of the questions I’ll be investigating within this deep rabbit hole searching and by-passing the Michelle’s, Jaime’s, and Jennifers – while honing in on the very few Valerie’s of the world will be:

Questions:

  • What’s your Sign? Signs are HUGE to me I’m an Aries and I’m most compatible with Aries and Libras.
  • What’s your favourite number? Mine as my loyal listeners likely know is 17 (doesn’t it just have a nice ring to it).
  • How would someone describe you? Me, I’m driven, I’m organized, I need purpose, I’m better one on one, I like my life to be full by accomplishing things.
  • Who’s your favourite person (can be living or past on) and Why? hmm I miss my Gramma Ramsey, she wasn’t my true gramma for every sense of the word (must be related) but she was a good influence on me and cared for me and I felt that she truly loved me. RIP Gramma Ramsey.
  • On a scale of 1-10, how weird are you? What do you do that’s weird? I love to figure out how things are connected like if I get along great with someone, I will try to figure out why – same age, same sign?
  • Are you Frugal or a Extravagant? I’m Frugal, I’ll buy consignment clothes and things on sale for both myself and my daughter…way before I purchase something at full price. I have been known to have buyers remorse also. Plus, I’ll go without instead of spending money – I’m a saver.
  • and more..

Thank you Janice for helping me with this interview, asking me these questions, via remotely. Janice and I have been sisters since we were like 13 for her and 15 years for, me our parents in love…

And if you noticed I have this great background music for this new series. Tascam 128 called Valerie Valerie – written and produced and played by Jason Schnell same guy that wrote my original background music Tascam 40. 

Background Noise

You can hear my daughter and her friend in the background giggling while I record,. They are in the other room, and it’s a nice summer day so ….life’s good when the kids have the kiss of summer on their skin.

Thanks for listening today, and I hope you’re intrigued by this new series coming up on this show called ‘Valerie’. Those of you who have been listening from the start did you picture me like this? Are you like I didn’t know that about you or think of you like this? 

Know a Valerie or are a Valerie?

If you know a Valerie (tell me about her) or are a Valerie, please get in touch with me, I want to get to know you…we might drink wine together (white or red?) or have a tea (do you like London Fog’s). Just hang out become more acquainted. I’ve had so much interest into this right from early on, so thank you Valerie… I cannot wait to get started.

Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me today, leave me a rating on your podcast app, a comment and stay tuned we have some exciting shows coming up! See you next Tuesday!

Point Sushi ReView

ReView of Point Sushi

Episode 61

Todays episode I’m goig to review Point sushi. 34:09 You order on an Ipad pick your favourite and they come shooting out on a streamlined system at bullet speed beside you – watch your fingers and enjoy the episode.

 Point sushi  has been opened for 7 month before we discovered this place. It’s located at? Pretty good sushi and served on a butelt train car.

As we sit a peruse the ipad style of menu, and get tea, right besie me there’s a hot water tap to refill your tea cups and pot at your convenience, but it is hot. We’re situated in a bench seat at the back

Point Sushi Bullet Train Delivery
Watch out for the bullet train delivery by point sushi

I want coke London says. To clarify she doesn’t drink pop typically, once in a while for a treat but can you hear the confidence in her voice – like this is standard, it isn’t people

As we’re trying to figure out the menu – you sort of feel like using the ipad is foreign at first lol but you press all of the buttons to get it to work and order things 1 by 1 – it’s an interesting process. Especially with the ipad mounted securely to the table.

As we are mulling pictures over, the bullets of food go shooting by, at records speeds.

Jeff says tea would be good for me, London really wants to order ice tea, honestly people she never finishes her drinks, she likes the idea of a coke or an ice tea but in the end it’s a $3. glass sitting almost full on the table as we walk away…  

4:15 Mom look – as another tray go wizzing by, this place is great entertainment for the kids and the parents. 

 4:54 now we are order, first we ordered these fried that come with a ‘shaker’ powder to put on them under hot foods, then we order salmon…as a side note when we first started taking London for sushi at like 2 years old, she wasn’t sure about all of this texture. She said to us is this really good mom? We said yes gave her a small piece of raw salmon then, she held her little hand out to her dad and more, he slapped a full piece of salmon into her hand and she was hook-line and sinker – in love with Sushi! Not the easy rolls but full on raw fish.

as we ponder the menu and order our tea and water when it shows up the cups just have tea bags in them…the water is self serve.

London is sitting across from me closest to this conveyor belt of sorts and she points and get’s close..it’s funny listening to Jeff and I we can still get away with some extreme measures to get our points across – it will cut your fingers off lol

ordering our rolls, it’s nice because you can see all of the pictures

small unagi rolls which is bbq’d eel, it’s a sweet bbq flavoured eel and it’s delicious. 

It’s distracting in here it’s very busy and everyone is doing what we are doing reviewing the menu selecting and tapping their choices plus taking in the scene. There is a whole bunch of single or two people lined up along the wall beside us, they got this down pat, the dishes are situated, with napkins, ginger, soya sauce, chopsticks etc you just sort of help youself.

you have to order each and every item lol

Jeff and I are trying to solve how this system works

is when we figureout how to get napkins etc, I had to figure out what was going on…being observement pays off, less salty and or regular soya – which do you prefer? 

Don’t you love a good set of chopsticks, that don’t come out of paper – that have been washed

nice chopsticks and good tea – what else do you need at a good sushi place..oh the food, it’s coming.  

Fries arrive, the order is a little small but it’s fun to create this paper bag of potatoe sticks. Adding powder at a time until the flavour is where you want it to be… 18:39 the fries are really good – who doesn’t love fries and dipping them in mayo – ME! 

the water still hasn’t arrived, we got our tea already but still no water…listen to London, she’s so cute, have some tea while we still wait for the 

we finally get our water and it’s served in glass, glassware

We are filling up our teas with the table faucet of on-demand hot-water, but it comes out super slow, so just be patient (you don’t have to be as patient as waiting for the glass’ of water tho lol) 32:35 jasmin tea, in hand filled tea bags…such good earthy tea flavour 

Point Sushi, ice glass wear and chopsticks!

This is a fun place, it’s got a good vibe, busy and clean, and new  33:34 You know what creates a good vibe, is when people areound you are having a good time also…we could feel the energy in this place and all of the people were having a great time.

we are still reviewing the menu, picking this and pondering that…since we are pescatarians when we eat together (you know me I’m flexible). the pan fried shrimp dumpling…

22:25 our food starts to arrive, this is so fun, it stops perfectly beside our table.

Pride

One thing I love about Japanese culture and style of food is their pride in displaying tiny things. Weather it be sushi perfectly positioned on a plate just so or quilting and stitching it’s the smallest detail that is perfect. Growing up with my dad being a chef food display and preparation was so important. The Japan style just takes this up one more notch!

the food is turning out to be really good, fresh and well put together 31:04

yes we are thoroughly impressed with the food, London and Jeff love the caviar black and pink. the Shrimp balls are just like when you go for dimsum but….better they are pan fried, steamed shrimp dumplings 35:46 and 39:11 black and white ninja roll – so good!

London is talking to the bullet car as we’ve already unloaded it but it’s not leaving yet…how does this mysterious tray know when to go? Is it by weight, by magnet or is it timed?? Do you know? 

Keep on eye on things

you can monitor your time what’s been delivered and how long you’ve been waiting – it’s a Calgary thing we are a demanding culture? the ipad is securely place at the edge of the table so it’s only really convenient for th epeople on that end, not the other side…one person controlls the ship! 29:18

We are pretty adventurous however we are western Canadian people, not sure if I would try snail kimchi, would you? 

checking out the menu and reviewing what we have eaten…I hear this voice say to me, watch out or something listen…move your hand please…yikes!

Not as effective telling Jeff but when I tell London…39:54 careful it would have skinned my hand alive hahaha

London excuses herself to go to the restroom (which also means she wants to explore the restaurent and people further) while she’s gone we review the menu further – yes people there’s lots of choices. As she’s coming back I spot her out of my peripheral and in the Moss house we always scare each other – like I mean scare the pants off. So you’ll be brushing your teeth and open the door and BOOOO someone will scare you to death…it’s been going on for years since jeff and I met. Even the cat gets it – so as were sitting there jeff’s sort of facing the back of the restaurent and London comes up and scares him, 38:26 – even in a restaurant you’re never safe!

we review the final tally of our order we let London review this…

some of you might remember my episode of the robber in our garage, this is still sitting with London…I try to change the topic. 44:55

Point Sushi ReView, overall it was a good night here, checking out this place, London and Jeff have been back numerous times and always enjoy coming. Have you been there? Let me know how you liked it or if you try let me know your thoughts? 59:09

1:03 thanks for listening!

Photo by Jeff Moss – Crazy April Snow Day

Photos by Jeff is a new segment on my podcast, Jeff being my hubby for almost 20 years is an incredible photographer. I’m in awe of the emotion he can capture with the click of a finger. He’s been shooting stills for the better part of his life, capturing the year book in High School is where he made his start. He still has this camera! His passion shows through his photography at every snap! Mom & Daughter team, a shy dog, birds steeling berries. You get a feeling, you want to be there.

Episode 60

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss. This show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday.

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Once in a while I’ll showcase and describe one picture of Jeff’s through a story. Let me know what you think and feel about these snapshots. Appreciate the visual, while driving in your car, making supper, doing chores. Then take a minute to checkout the picture that goes with the story. Was this what you imagined?

Today I’m featuring:
Crazy April Snow Day

The Path

The path is shadowed, there’s lines of sunlight peeking through the neighbours fence boards casting onto the snow filled sidewalk. The snow hasn’t been touched yet, it’s late in the day, almost supper time. When looking at the garage from the studio room, there’s 3 diagonal power line wires cast upon the peak of the garage.

Perfect Dip

One small perfect dip, a resting point no doubt left over from a bird. The garage’s window is frosted up from the bottom almost 3 quarters, it’s furry and your hand would leave a perfect imprint if you were to touch this. The window ledge is full, the snow and ice is spilling over the corner at just the right angle down toward the corner of the door. Catch me it’s calling, don’t let me fall.
The light is off, the door is locked, the garage is asleep and closed for the day. The cars are safe, the contents are secured.

Slice of Light

There’s a diagonal of sunlight no twilight maybe that’s displayed in a wide rectangle across the door to the garage and across the front of the  garage. This diagonal has a wide section with one wire shadow slicing through its path.

The Shovel

A blue shovel is resting against the garage, outside in the cold with  the snow alone, knowing another night is bestowed upon him. Tomorrow he’ll have work to do clearing this path as one more day of shovelling is ahead, and maybe more to come.

What colour is the garage?

What colour is the shovel?

This is Crazy April Snow Day, written and produced by Valerie Moss, photo by Jeff Moss check him out on IG @ Jeff Moss

Check out my website ValerieMoss.ca for this picture and leave your comments, did I miss describing something – were you picturing something else, tell me your thoughts?

Story by Valerie Moss, Photo by Jeff Moss