For $27, I was expecting to end my search for the best poutine in Toronto.
It was so gross! The cheezwhiz-like cheese overpowered the fries, lack of gravy, and few pieces of lobster.
Maybe I don’t understand or appreciate fine cuisine, but my tastebuds know what is up. This dish is bad!
Didn’t “cook” anything, but I still put it together. Wolfed it down with soy sauce + wasabi for dipping! There were no pictures XD
Going out of my way to get to group fitness classes everyday. I love the varied workouts I get, for an hour a day only!
... Also finding little ways to insert activity in my daily life: taking the stairs, walking from place to place more often, doing chores XD
I’m really proud of this, because it was a random creation using items available in my fridge and it turned out great!
Didn’t follow a recipe, but here’s what I put in approximately:
- 5 eggs
- 5 portobello mushrooms, sliced
- few stalks of asparagus, minced
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of pepper
- 1 tsp of powdered thyme
- 1 slice of mozzarella cheese
Pretty appropriate vacation book I’d say!
This was always a place I wanted to visit (what with the name and all). I didn’t even know it had poutine on the menu until I saw it on a poutine blog. There was a choice of either cheese curds or cheddar with the poutine, the blogger chose cheddar and had a bad experience, so I went with the classic choice.
The thin, fried-until-brown, shoestring fries reminded me of Poutini’s House of Poutine fries, which is not a bad thing at all. The smaller fry made the portion seem less overwhelming.
The gravy was just the right amount, temperature, and tasted great: flavourful, but not overwhelming compared with the other ingredients.
The cheese curds were classic, and melted in very well after a mixing.
The asian (Shanghai?) influence to the dish: portion size reminded me of a medium pho bowl. Also, there was green onion. It goes surprisingly well with poutine. My only complaint is that it wasn’t sliced thinly and small enough. This is a herb/vegetable with a very strong smell and taste, and it works in asian dishes because they cut it up very small.
Paco Underhill’s Why We Buy
Going on vacation on a few days, and unfortunately it’s a library book.
My goal was 1L of water everyday + anything else more I drink through the day.
I completed it by drinking from reused water bottles (very convenient how they are in 500mL quantities). One bottle at breakfast, then another 500mL bottle which I drink throughout the day.
I would aim for 2L as recommended by health experts and such, but if I drink after a certain time I will have to get up at early hours in the morning to go to the washroom.
I feel happy and healthy with 1L anyway. Goal completed!
Please: something part-time, at least min. wage, a couple of times a week. ><
Today I drove alone to pick up my boyfriend to go to a fair! It was only a bit scary. There were a lot of points where I sped up on curves, had to do 3-(4-, 5-, >_>)point turns, and hit the curb turning into the parking lot. When I dropped him off at his house again, it was only half-way to my house that I realized that it was dark and all the other cars had their lights on. It was a bit of a fumble, but I managed to turn them on. ^^
Other than these small things, I am ready to do it much more often so I can get the hang of it! YES!!!
Saw it on Ricardo and Friends!
2 tbsp (30 mL) pickling liquid from jarred pickled ginger
2 tbsp (30 mL) seasoned rice vinegar
1 tbsp (15 mL) toasted sesame seeds
1 cup (250 mL) cooked short grain brown rice
1/2 lb (250 g) cooked shrimp or sliced salmon, tuna or imitation crab
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
16 cucumber slices
1/4 cup (50 mL) wasabi peas
1/4 cup (50 mL) crumbed or sliced nori (roasted seaweed)
In a small bowl, whisk together ginger pickling liquid, vinegar and sesame seeds. Set aside.
In two small bowls, divide rice. Arrange seafood or fish, avocado and cucumber slices decoratively over rice. Drizzle dressing over each. Top with wasabi peas and nori.
Makes 2 servings
Per Serving: about 470 cal, 30 g pro, 13 g total fat (2 g sat fat), 57 g carb, 8 g fibre, 170 mg chol, 500 mg sodium. RDI: iron 25, calcium 10%, vit A 15%, vit C 20%
WAITING TO TRY THIS RECIPE: Meanwhile, sharing it with you guys!
I found this recipe in a library book I borrowed. It might be fun to try! :) I’ll copy it here, and put the recipe back for the next unsuspecting reader.
1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz)
1/2 cup sour cream or mayonnaise
1 jar salsa sauce
1 tomato chopped
1 green pepper chopped
3 green onions chopped
Grated cheddar cheese
Combine cream cheese + sour cream & spread on as bottom layer in bowl. Cover with jar of salsa, cover with chopped veg + grated cheese. Serve with nachos.
As my last year of university approaches, I can’t help but take all I can out of the athletics facilities my tuition helps pay for! Well, not really. XD For anyone who’s having trouble accomplishing this goal, I recommend group fitness classes! For me who just hops on the treadmill whenever I’m a gym, it’s like having a personal trainer (except you share him/her with maybe 5 or 6 other people hehe).
This summer! Since in two summers next, I want to head to Taiwan to do an internship there. :)
This is a book that has been lying on my shelf for a couple of years now. I finally picked it up after a couple of weeks of no internet. And WOW it is such a touching story, as well as informative. I really could imagine life during that decade clearly through the characters and descriptions in the book.
I’m signing up for Improv 101 as soon as I’m home from my vacation. :)
Very nice! Had basil or some sort of herb sprinkled on top. Tasted marvelous, every aspect of it. The ugly? The price ><
It was a great experience (my first ever concert)! I would have definitely gotten tickets earlier to get better seats, but other than that: it was the grand spectacle that I hoped for and moarrrr! New appreciation for all of her songs now, after hearing them live :)
I’ve put it on my list of resolutions for 2011!