Thursday, July 29, 2010

Le marriage est tombée a l'eau...

Runaway bride by =Sugarock99 on deviantART

et il me faut un nouvel amour...

Find Your Love by *sharkowskixchaos on deviantART

mais il me faudra de la patience...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Weekend July 23 2010

Taxi Gourmet

Ok this is such a cool idea!!!!

Famous Fat Dave

Lol finally a tour I'd actually want to go on in New York if ever I go there!

A reminder

Here's a good quote and a good reminder.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bacon & onion pizza

Here's the pizza we made this afternoon. Just cheap store-bought crust, but still good. I chopped up the bacon & onions and slowly fried them together till they were all nice and golden, then put them on the crust between two layers of cheese. It was really yummy:

Weekend July 18th 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pretty Devilled Eggs

I have to make these tomorrow :D I didn't know these were 50's food, they're still popular around here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

tangled in blue by *despair on deviantART

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mobile Church

Lol read about it here.

D&D and Christianity

I found some interesting blog posts about D&D and Christianity here and here. It's especially nice to read these as several people have recently attempted to lecture me about d&d, which I started playing for the first time recently since my roommate is a dm.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rain and sunset

Here's the big rain (finally!) and the sunset we had afterward yesterday:

Here's a normal shot I took:

These ones are all zoomed:

And another normal one:

And the moon was out too:

Roasted beet salad and BLT salad

So I finally got a few recipes crossed off my list, The roasted beet salad with Guajillo chile dressing, and the BLT salad both of which were delicious and I'd like to make again.

Here's the roasted beet salad, it's a pity you don't see more of the dressing it had a beautiful red/orange color that when mixed with the beets makes pretty designs of pink and orange on your plate. I also made some fried eggplant. I can't get enough of it!:

Here's the BLT salad. I over-toasted my homemade croutons a bit though, I'll make sure not to next time, they were still good though:

And here's some fresh raspberries I bought at the Jean-Talon market yesterday, they're so good!:

I also bought pastries at Le Ryad, delicious broccoli (I think? there was only a label above the jar in the fridge, none on the container, but it's green) and star anise soup, artichokes, mangoes and some more black & white pepper from the Epices de Cru store Olives et Epices.

I'm gonna go have some bacon & eggs for breakfast with mango and raspberries for dessert :)

Today there's no d&d cause Richard and Elias had something else to do so I'm hoping to reinstall the air conditioner in the bedroom window, vacuum, take out garbage, do laundry, buy a pepper grinder, and read some more Gunnm. Steph ordered the series in french not long ago, a pic of the french cover is here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just Breathe


Repost from here.

Drunken Chess and trip to St-Hyacinthe

Here's a great pic my sister took of the game of chess me and Steph played last Saturday, it turned out that way completely accidentally :P

'' drunk '' screenshot. by ~FriendlyArt120 on deviantART

Here's a slideshow of pics I took when we went to visit Steph's friend Martine in St. Hyacinthe last weekend. She has such a beautiful house!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pork Larb and Meatballs in Milk (a.k.a. a new list)

I think I'm gonna have to start a new "recipes I want to make" list cause the last one seems to be sadly forgotten lol. I'll start with this and this.

And this and this and this.

When will I learn to not read food blogs on an empty stomach? lol.

And World's Easiest Icecream and Guava Icecream!

Roasted Beet Salad with Guajillo Chile Dressing

BLT Salad

I'm making this for dinner tonight :D:D:D Along with a pizza-burger!

Thanksgiving Leftover Sushi And a Pizza Burger

This Is Why You're Fat is back up!!!! :D:D:D

Lol I have to make this soon :P I even have some turkey drumsticks in my freezer since Christmas :D

Ooh! And this too!! *drools*

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tams & Hotpot July 4th

Late happy 4th of July to all the Americans out there!

Here's some pics from the 4th, Tams and Hotpot afterward:

24-Hour Pork Roast

Yesterday me and Steph decided to cook a roast. He put it in the oven at around noon. Seeing as the bottom element wasn't working, he set the dial for the top element and put the temperature at around 300 to leave it till 9pm or so. At around 5pm we checked and the stove hadn't even started heating yet. Big sigh. So we put the dial to bake and set it at 350. At 9:30pm we checked it and the liquid in the pot was hot, but I could still hold my finger in it, and the roast was still raw. Bigger sigh. We put the roast back in at 400 (which was in reality only 300 or so since the bottom element wasn't working). At midnight we checked: smelled good but needed more cooking, so back into the oven it went for the night. Snore. At 5am I checked and the onions still seemed crunchy, it was barely even bubbling so I turned it up to 450. At 10am this morning this is what I took out of the oven:

Here's the breakfast plate I made myself this morning with the mashed potatoes and carrots I made last night in anticipation of a roast dinner:

And yes that is some bacon with the onions. My original idea was to wrap the roast in bacon since it had no fat on it, but we ended up marinating it and cooking it in the liquid, and when I brought up my bacon idea Steph said "well throw it in anyways" hehe. So I can now say I've had stewed bacon lol. It's actually good, the onions are delicious too.

On Sunrise Watch

I took these from the roof of my building facing east just now:

This one's from my balcony:

Lol there's a roast in the oven for breakfast cause the oven stopped working yesterday and it finally started cooking at like 10pm or something:P

Thursday, July 1, 2010

BBQ at the Hotpot

Last Sunday we went to the Hotpot for BBQ after the Tams. It's the first time I have BBQ at the table like that, it was really yummy. Next time I go to the Hotpot I wanna get the charcoal hotpot though. The charcoal smells sooo good!

Clockwise from left is Chris, Richard, Elias, Carlo and Scott:

That was also the first time I saw Elias shaved. Everyone kept saying how he looked so much younger without his beard:

Last Sat. night we went to the Old Port to watch the fireworks and on the way back we came across a store with the name "Eternal Christmas" lol:

Here's an amazing poutine my roommate Christelle made for me today, it was more like a soup of sauce with fries and lots of cheese lol. It was sooo good :D

Jean-Talon Market, Place Alexis-Nihon, and flowers

My sister and I went to the Jean-Talon market again recently.

Here's the buffalo ribs and chicken drumstick we had:

And the old-fashioned chips:

More pastries from Le Ryad. My favourite is the brown half-crescent thingy:

Here's the merguez grilling at L'olivier:

And the lamb and chicken they had grilling too:

We had a lamb sandwich too, it was delicious :D

Here's a pretty blue-eyed dog I saw at the market:

Oh and I saw Scott Dunbar too! Here's a video I took of him playing a slow version of Billy Jean. I prefer the fast version though.

We also went to Place Alexis-Nihon. Here's my sis in front of the grocery store there:

Here we are on the escalator:

Here's the blooms of one of my plants, it's the first time I see it bloom: