i++ Last Sunday, magazine reading @ offsite, one of “10 new coffee shops with the best interior design in Toronto” per blogto
i++ Last Saturday, people watching @ dark horse canary, another one of the 10
i++ Les pains au chocolat La Fournée Dorée
i++ Excellent STL dinner @ Bristol Seafood Grill
i++ Citrus BBQ party featuring pickled plum with lime zest, carrot sauteed in orange juice, fried lemon, kumquat and Jess’ super amazing Bergamot cake
Last year started planning in April. This year in March.
A. Pickled plum onion salad + lime zest + sweet shrimp
B. Sauteed carrot salad + orange zest
C. Chopped cauliflower garlic pasta + lemon zest
D. Pork + kumquat mustard sauce
E. Matcha x3 from Tsujiri
Not usually a wafer person but loacker lemon wafer is crazy good (2% lemon juice powder); chestnut millefoglie @ Sud Forno with Stephen & Denise; giant strawberry short cake from Anne & Josh; olive tasting @ Olive Ovation with Ann (the owner talks about olives the way I talk about math); Miku with Steven; same yet different @ Kinka Izakaya with Sahil, Jenny, James & Rach
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).
When I started my current job, at the end of each round, I would make a list of things that might happen in the next round. This year, I worked on eight different deals and somehow lost this habit. Not surprisingly, I ended up with more surprises. Next year, gotta do this consistently because how do you make lemonade if you can’t see the lemons?
1. Perhaps because I used to be one of those people that want to live in different places, I always wonder how different I would be if I lived elsewhere. Although living in Paris was a dream of mine, I’m not sure I would be particularly different in Paris. One place that really feels like it would make me different is New Orleans. I can’t help but constantly look up at the spanish moss and the constant looking up makes me feel dizzy and surreal. This morning, he says: Can you get more muffaletta spread? Please and thank you.
2. After my intriguing encounter with birthday cake tea, I’ve been wanting to visit David’s Tea. For his birthday, I got earl grey rooibos + la la lemon black tea.
3. Until he moved in, I never owned a zester. Yes, it was a lot of work. Now that I have encountered a zester, I need a really good one and was presented with six options at William Sonoma.
4. Overdosed on dark choco cereal and now in love with overnight oat
5. Just now in the elevator
Stranger: Grated parmesan? Really?
Me: If it weren’t grated, my husband would eat it all