i++ watching the snow
i++ for the holidays, each person in the Toronto office received a Favuzzi panettone (luv limoncello)
i++ lunch with Jess & Nimmie & Christina @ Sukho Thai
Gotta work both days this weekend but happy because he is making a healthy pasta dish (my contribution is the chopping of garlic and parsley while he zested the lemon)
Saturday coffee date @ Dark Horse Canary
Prior Saturday coffee date @ Tandem
Hot pot party with Benise (Benny + Denise)
i++ Last Saturday, people watching @ dark horse canary, another one of the 10
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
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.
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).
— Sunkist Growers (@Sunkist) December 27, 2016
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?