Strawberries the size of berets

Posted on Wednesday 23 April 2014

salad
Mixed spring greens topped with pecans and strawberries big enough to stuff with blueberries. And portabella mushroom. Mixed up a vinaigrette of white wine vinegar and walnut oil. President’s choice or some equivalent store brand of Kraft Dinner because somehow Kraft has been driving the quality down in the effort to drive down the price. With unsweetened almond milk.

11:58 am
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Peeps

Posted on Tuesday 22 April 2014

peeps
5.5 Millions are made per day? Apparently it’s love them or hate them.

I’ve heard of them but never had one. You only live once. I’m not sure it constitutes food. Glad it is sugar and not petroleum based. Odd clod in the gut.

8:56 pm
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The Pasta is the Pasta

Posted on Tuesday 22 April 2014

pasta
Havarti and hot pepper half moon pasta topped with grated carrot and bok choy and basil. Arugula added to the topping at the end.

11:56 am
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Flax Blueberry Pancakes

Posted on Monday 21 April 2014

vegan pancakes
Like this but used sweetened vanilla almond milk instead of unsweetened + agave. And no added fat. Cooked on non-stick grill.

vegan pancakes cooking

Presentation of corner store food made chic on the cheap.

11:51 am
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Pierogies Pierogies Please?

Posted on Friday 18 April 2014

pierogies and blood orange
Potato piergies (rely too much on simple starch and potatoes but aiming for more balance) beside blood orange. The pasta topped with bok choy, mushrooms and bavarian mustard, which looks like whole grain but tasted sweeter than sweet with no fire.

plum tea
Plum teas on the side.

12:12 pm
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Put a Ring on It, or a few

Posted on Thursday 17 April 2014

onion rings
Squash baked with local mushrooms and local 1/4 small onion in it. Onion rings, frozen from Cavendish Farms PEI. Mixture of Californian baby spinach and arugula brought home while the temperatures aren’t freezing because otherwise what’s the point. They get too cold and wilt and rot otherwise. Pepitas seeds, greenhouse tomato and cucumber from…I forget. The greens counter the fat of the onion rings and the cheese. Onion rings are not expensive but bought in a bag, are about 5x cheaper than at a restaurant. It would be cheaper still to make myself a batter. Buttermilk and flour or almond milk and cornmeal? A concern for one day.

Saint André
Can’t remember who introduced me to Saint André. Triple cream. It’s melt on tongue from Normandy France.

As 5 Second Rule said “food doesn’t make you skinny. Hunger makes you skinny. Disordered eating makes you skinny. Suffering and starvation and disease make you skinny. Who wants these things? No one. No one wants these things.”

12:17 pm
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Worth the Beans

Posted on Wednesday 16 April 2014

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Bean salad: soaked black eyed peas, french cut yellow beans, 4 bean mix from a can, fresh basil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, walnut oil, olive oil and black pepper, marinated. Great textures there. A lot of flavour pop.

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What have we to try to cook in a wok? Asparagus, broccoli, chopped frozen spinach might have worked better without the spinach. Over spinach ravioli by Catelli. The name seemed vaguely familiar. Only after I tasted it did I remember why; ah that terribly thin sweet overcooked bottom of the line tomato sauce. A little brie on top did what it could.

12:00 pm
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