January 19, 2012
This is how we spent our Sunday. I’m most likely, and happily, staying indoors this upcoming weekend, where I’ll be warm, cozy and lazy. Hah! Most of the photos were taken by my cousin, except for the last three sunset shots.
P.S. I’ve been drinking a lot of bourbon this month.
Tommy Thompson Park
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January 13, 2012
Went to a baby shower today!
Photo taken by Leo and processed by me. I uploaded two more on flickr.
January 13, 2012
I’ve been spoiled rotten this week. Roam and Home called my little blog gorgeous (heeheehee), I’m getting a new, bright and shiny monitor, and I’ve pretty much eaten out every single day of the week so far.
Photos taken with the iPhone and the Cross Process app on Tuesday afternoon while going out for lunch at Banh Mi Boys.
January 13, 2012
Well, you definitely cannot say that you are without options for quick eats in downtown Toronto. The Kensington Market and Chinatown area is lined with all manner of cheap (and sometimes cheerful) eateries and food vendors, most of which are quite spare in appearance, but fluorescent lighting notwithstanding, the eclectic economy on offer has a charm all its own. In the very least you know you’re paying for the food and not the decor.
Annd…speaking of decor, I recently walked by the new Grand Electric (from the famed ex-Black Hoofers who made pig’s head tacos a thing), it looked totally swank and it might be enough to drag my lazy butt to Parkdale! La Carnita plans on opening up shop soon and the Banh Mi Boys are serving up some good old korean tacos. So, I guess burgers are out and tacos are in for 2012?
(I’d kill for a churro right now.)
Big Fat Burrito
285 Augusta Ave | Yelp
The Mexi-Can Market
310 College Street | Yelp
January 8, 2012
Brown rice sushi filled with cucumber, homemade pickled daikon and carrots, avocado, canned salmon (can’t always have sushi grade salmon sitting in our fridge, right?), and a Japanese-style omelette // Paired with Submarine (2010) and Mexican coke.
The first meal Leo and I cooked together was spaghetti and meatballs. It only took us 30 minutes to make and as we sat down to eat and gingerly wondered whether or not our meatballs were cooked through, I distinctly remember feeling incredibly proud of myself at that moment for having personally gone out to the grocery store to make a purchase that wasn’t chips and then turned it into something. We had bought Honey Garlic and Macedonian sausages, squeezed and mushed them together to make our meatballs, and then browned and cooked them in a tomato sauce from a jar with whatever herbes we could find in his pantry. It was fun, easy, no recipe and completely stress-free. (And no camera!) We’ve been a tad more ambitious since then. The result, though, hasn’t always been the best and I started getting more and more frustrated and annoyed. By the time we’d sit down to eat, the mood at the table was like the beginning of this scene from Submarine.
So, feeling less than enthused to try something new again, I left the sushi making to Leo and decided to just watch. I tried my best to not complain as much, This isn’t how you make proper sushi rice, or get irrationally upset that the very thin and sweet Japanese omelette kept sticking and breaking as I scraped it out unto a plate, See, I told you this was the WRONG pan.
I guess what I’m trying to say in the most convoluted way possible is that: I need to relax. I’d like to get back to that space where I’m happy just squeezing sausage fillings out of their casings and throwing them in tomato sauce.
The sushi was good. Mexican coke tastes like pepsi. Submarine made me want to go to Wales and look forlornly at the ocean during a sunset.
How to make sushi rice and Japanese thin omelette (usuyaki tamago) from the Just Hungry blog.