Thursday, May 29, 2008

More food blogging

I'm finding that being "at home" tends to mean that I'm so occupied with running errands, doing chores and maintenance, that it ends up being more stressful than working! The good news is that I get the chance to experiment more with my food.

On Tuesday, I walked down to the Yonge/Sheppard Rabba and was fortunate enough to find sheep's milk Halloumi (pictured above). While eating most of the (admittedly somewhat small) package of it in one sitting was probably not the best idea I've ever had (just ask the migraine I had the next day), it's encouraging to see that my digestive system handles sheep's milk far better than cow's milk. The second package will undoubtedly be saved until my next pizza (which, much more wisely, will be shared, likely by many people).

Caty's visit yesterday resulted in me serving a colossal breakfast, with eggs, prosciutto, wilted spinach, Krispy Kreme donuts — as inspired by Luther burgers, which is a concept I discovered at Slashfood) — and an olive oil hollandaise sauce. Memo to self: never make Luther breakfast sandwiches again. While they were decadent, I missed having plain toast as my carb. Which is good, 'cause I keenly suspect that's the healthier choice any way.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Won't you take me to...

Yesterday's trip to J-Town yielded a Curry Beef Bun, Salmon Onigiri and a slice of Tofu Cheese Cake. It's probably good I didn't have more money on me.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Today's brunch

A Monte Cristo sandwich with prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella.


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Dissipating allergies?

It's only in recent years — thanks to The Weather Network's online, local pollen count indicator that I've been able to identify my seasonal allergies as being caused by birch and grass pollen. Historically, birch pollen makes my eyes and palate itchy, with a runny, sniffly, sneezy nose and miserable times all around. Grass season is worse.

Last year, neither of my seasonal allergies made me want to gouge my sinuses out with a spoon — a new development.

Here we are, smack-dab in the middle of birch pollen season, and aside from the occassional sneeze, mildly irritated eyes and slightly cranky palate, things aren't too bad. I've managed to go this much of the season on a mere two allergy pills.

I've heard that people can "outgrow" their allergies. I can't begin to express how much I hope this is what's happening to me.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that grass season is as forgiving.


Saturday, May 03, 2008


ROFLMAO - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

On a lighter note, I've submitted a t-shirt design to Threadless. Anybody who wants to check out my original illustration/typographic treatment is welcome to pop by and have a look. It should be up for voting in a few days. Of course, voting for it is far more welcome than having a look. :)

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