Thursday, July 26, 2012

Longanisa and Palt

The longanisa turned out great and the palt too. The longanisa will have to be remade soon though with some adjustments.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cell phone camera + binoculars = improvised telephoto lens!

I took these from my balcony yesterday. Here's the Champlain bridge:

The south shore and some part of the St-Lawrence River:

I forget the name of this mountain:

The entrance to Guy-Concordia metro:

The view down Maisonneuve facing west:

Sunshine on Mount Royal 25 July 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Slowing Down

I write about it here.

Edit: Lol! I decided to google "slowing down" just for the fun of it, and the first result I got was this. It's great! :D I have to get myself one of those mugs :D

Friday, July 20, 2012

Lots of tea

So this is my tea drawer at work... can you tell I like earl grey? :P Those ziploc bags in the middle contain more Lipton herbal teas, both of them too acidic for my taste (although one of them smells and/or tastes like fruit loops lol) so I just gave them to a coworker. I also have a canister of hot chocolate mix in the drawer below. I bought it last winter as a non-caffeinated alternative to warm myself up cause I'm always cold sitting at my desk at work, even when wearing my warmest hoodie with a fuzzy blanket wrapped around my legs and waist. And yes that is a packet of Kikkoman shiro miso soup. My favourite is the tofu miso but I ran out and had this left :(

The rosehip tea reminds me of the rosehip soup that I had during my visits to Sweden as a kid :) I love rosehip and blueberry soup, both summer staples in Sweden. My grandfather in Norbotten had several acres of blueberry bushes in the forest between his house, and he had a special blueberry comb about 6x8" with a handle and a bucket at the bottom that I would use to comb the bushes with. I'm guessing he made it himself, he's an engineer and his basement is one big messy workshop. I have a pic of it somewhere that I'll have to scan someday. I'll have to make those soups and post about them on my food blog sometime soon. The stuff you get at IKEA can't be compared with the homemade version.

Edit: I've noticed that when uploading pictures with the other blogging app I have it doesn't upload the full size, as in when I click on it to see it full size a smaller image shows up than the one in the post. I can just as easily upload it to Google Drive though, and then download it to my computer at work and post it from there, which fixes the problem. Yay for  big pictures!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


My new post about it is here.

A veggie sandwich and an update

I'm a bad blogger, I didn't take a pic of the delicious open-faced sandwich I made yesterday cause I was too busy devouring it lol. Here's the recipe: slice half a large red onion and fry on med-high heat with 1 tbsp of oil and a sprinkle of salt till starting to be browned. While onions are frying toast two slices of homemade white bread. Spread thickly with ceasar salad dressing. Put a slice or two of tomato on each slice of bread. Top with onions. Devour. 

I've been busy making food for my other blog, too busy to blog about it in fact. Last weekend I ... I don't remember what I did lol. Nothing special apparently. This weekend on Saturday I'm gonna go to my sister's place an hour away (by public transportation, it's only half an hour by car) at the western tip of the island to help her shop and cook some stuff for her. She just moved out of my parents place two weeks ago, I'm so excited for her :D On Sunday church in the morning, visiting Steph to watch anime in the afternoon, then watching Mythbusters at home with Carlo in the evening.

Here's a pic of the giant thunderclouds that covered the sky seen from my job day before yesterday:

Edit: I don't know why the font is different for half of the text in this post... it doesn't show when I'm in editing mode and it won't change it back... Blogger seems to be having trouble with fonts lately, the title of my other blog is stuck in Comic Sans... *sigh*

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Carne Norte

I posted about it here. That stuff is sooo yummy!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A post on PPP! *GASP!*

If anyone is interested, here it is.