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i++ Jess’ school theme game night

i++ Scott’s BBQ: meeting mini-Jon, mini-Cliff x3, chickens x4

i++ Spoon from Forno Cultura (came with the frittata)

i++ Notepad (picture above) from 100 Yen Store (picture below)

i++ Celebrating Denise bday @ awai

i++ Preceded by Thai dessert @ Patchmon’s (check out the cute cartoon drawing of the owner)

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last night
turning from Pacific Avenue unto Bloor Street
we saw the harvest moon rising
(here is a crappy snapshot)
(maybe too many people are posting too many beautiful photos)
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before that
grilled octopus + moscato @ bricco
(a note on notes of lychee
sometimes when I read this in a magazine
i wonder if it’s a nice way of saying smells like canned fruit
but this is the real thing)
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before that
armed n simcoe @ rainhard brewing
notes of real lychee
(simcoe may just be the most interesting hop in the world)
i++

before that
mjolk
(best way to travel to japan without getting on an airplane)
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before that
propeller coffee
(always a good way to start a long weekend)
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midsummer night

It has not been a hot summer. Nevertheless I’m enjoying thinking about a cold winter day. Thinking about walking through the Christmas Tree selections outside the market. Thinking about falling snow falling. Falling.

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Also thinking about the seasons that have passed us by.

[January] RGA Skating Event

[February] Celebrating bday with Stephen + Denise @ Tutti Matti

[March] Celebrating Valentines: “I thought: I need to revisit Japan ASAP. On second thought, the fact that I can eat this in Toronto means I don’t really need to revisit Japan ASAP”

[April] Checking out his grandma’s quilts; she gets her patterns from St Jacobs

[May] Ramble around St James Cemetery: “There is nothing more romantic than graveyards in the spring. The memories of others, the scent of lilac and, going down a flight of stairs, a sense of hanami (花見)”

[August Bonus] Celebrating half-bday @ Rectory Cafe on Ward Island; “after Thanksgiving, however, the Rectory will close its doors for good

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Looking forward to pickle buffet in Kyoto

Yuzu Daikon (ゆず大根)

Sesame Daikon (ごま大根)

Yam Shiso (長芋しそ)

Komatsuna (小松菜): Japanese mustard spinach

Shibushi (柴漬): a traditional pickle in Kyoto, chopped eggplant and cucumber, leaves of red shiso are added and salted

Mibuna (壬生菜): an annual grass. One of the Kyo vegetables, it is certified as “traditional vegetables in Kyoto”

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i++ When I went to Waterloo, I probably walked through Atrium on Bay a hundred times on my way to the bus station but never really took note of anything; he really likes this space so we make a point of meandering through it during our coffee walks

i++ BBQ with Benise (Benny + Denise) on the patio; so many Neo cakes to try … black sasame is really good too!

i++ Catching up with Mathieu @ Sabai Sabai; potato chip story!

i++ Catching up with Yiyi @ Café Boulud (summerlicious)

i++ Catching up with Marco @ Fat Lamb Kouzina

i++ Finally checked out the Inuit Art Museum; I see bike racks around the TD center everyday when I come to the office but, because it’s an elevated section within the lobby, the view of the bike rack is different

TD South Tower from Inuit Art Gallery

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i++ Adelaide Eats with Jess/Pamela/Christina/Nimmie: I got five spice duck which is like duck confit with pickled mustard greens; Nimmie’s tuna looked good too!

i++ RGA Summer Event: Backyard Axe Throwing League + Cherry Street BBQ

i++ RGA Skating Event: I got too excited and almost wiped out and Jess/Jasper tried to save me