August 24, 2014

Shoeless Joe

The first time I experienced carbonated coffee was at Mercury Espresso Bar.  We were meeting some friends for fried chicken and donuts for lunch (because clearly that’s the right thing to do on a weekend) and we had decided to walk the four kilometers to get there (because that’s what you need to do when you eat fried chicken and donuts for lunch). 

August 18, 2014

Roasted Tomato Tart

You have not experienced a tomato until you've sliced into one that you've just picked, still warm from the sun.  Unfortunately, we only had one ripe tomato, so we supplemented with others that we got in our weekly vegetable delivery.  I didn't think growing my own food would make such a difference, but the flavour of this tomato was so different than the others.  You could really tell. 

August 04, 2014

Fresh Strawberry Scones

I’ve been thinking about the future a lot lately.  It’s scary and exciting.  Where will we be a year from now?  I’ll hopefully be (almost) done my PhD.  Will I have a job lined up?  What kind of job will it be?  Will we be planning a move to a different city?  Or maybe buying a house in Toronto.

July 16, 2014

Roasted Banana Ice Cream

I love eggs.  I like them fried, poached, soft-boiled.  I like runny yolk creating a sauce for fried mushrooms, pasta, or potatoes.  They give baked goods their texture, they create fluffy meringue bases for frostings, or pavlovas, or marshmallows.  I love eggs.

July 05, 2014

Balcony Garden: Day 53

It’s amazing what a couple of green things on a concrete balcony can do.  It feels like my little oasis in the middle of the city.  I sit and read, do a crossword, watch the people walk by…