st lawrence (COUNT=1467)

 

St Lawrence market open until 7 pm on Fridays!

i++ he makes a really good dressing with lots of vigorous whisking so haven’t bought dressing for a while; today felt like Brianna’s Lemon Tarragon (the fragrance as I massage the kale and sprinkle the pine nuts)

i++ no salt added canned chick pea for when we forget to soak

i++ also mutenka dashi katsuo @ lively life

i++ hot italian sausage @ whitehouse for BBQ with Mum + Dad

i++ whole wheat bagels @ St. Urbain Bagels (first company to introduce Montreal-style bagels to Toronto)

i++ garlic chips @ peter’s

img src=brianna’s

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old things new

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He is officially on a low sodium diet so I’m trying to reinvent our favorite recipes. For example, instead of parmesan crusted sole, I’m thinking break crumbs + lemon peel + lemon oil. Add
red cabbage slaw and we have a fish taco bowl.

Even without new constraints, I’m not a fan of redoing the same thing. The problem is that it’s never as good. Not because it’s actually less good but we can always find something wrong when there exists a basis for comparison.

Me: I wander what I should make for my dad’s birthday
Him: Why don’t you make that sesame-crusted tuna he liked
Me: But I already made it once

For 2017, I’m thinking seared scallops (with lime zest) + minced pork red curry (with arugula) + celery salad (with white hominy) + black bean soup (with tortilla).

ain’t she sweet (COUNT=1328)

1. When I fly to St Louis on a Sunday afternoon, he takes me to the UP station and each time, we say: Wouldn’t it be nice to grab a drink at the UPstairs Lounge? So that’s where we kicked off the weekend at 6:30 on Friday (with jazz and blinking departure lights)

2. Followed by unplanned dinner at Bravi. I was here a while ago for a corporate event. On a surprisingly quiet night, it’s rather romantic with salty olives and lush calamari

3. And somehow we find ourselves singing ain’t she sweet (and now I ask you very confidentially)

4. Saturday coffee day revisiting Sumach Espresso

5. Followed by unplanned walk through Acadia (and I picked up some Chekhov short stories)

6. For dinner, I made two vegetable dishes with a little extra apple cider vinegar while he prepared rice and meatballs (as 50/50 as 50/50 can be)