Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Go ride a bus.

This post gave me a good laugh when I read suggestion #9.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jian Bing

For good measure here's another food post. Last week another new Asian restaurant opened nearby in our our already-packed-with-asian-restaurants neighborhood (I'm in foodie heaven) called Fortune Dumpling & Bubble Tea. I happened to walk by on opening night and saw a man making a sort of crepe on a round flat metal thing and then painting it with sauce and wrapping it around some sort of crunchy dough. I decided I had to have one, and thus discovered jian bing.

It's currently my favourite Chinese food. I went back there again with my sister and a friend the day after and tried their dumplings, which are also super delicious. If you ever get a chance to try this or fresh handmade dumplings grab it! Here's my full review on Chowhound, if you click the link in the first comment you'll get a more detailed description and history of the dish. Again I don't have pictures (I've been getting lazy I know lol) but here's a video of how jian bing is made:


It's been quite a while since I posted something food-related on here. Bobotie is a dish I made once a few years ago and liked it, but then lost the recipe. I was recently trying to remember the name of the dish to make it again and a food blog I read happened to post about it! And to boot, the recipe they posted was better than the original I had made! So I made it again last Saturday for guests and it was so good that I told myself that I can't forget this recipe again.

Unfortunately I didn't think to take any pictures of my own but please enjoy the beautiful ones over at Ang Sarap. There is also info on the dish itself. The only modifications I made was that I added maybe half a tablespoon more curry powder than the recipe said to as well as a teaspoon or so of salt during the initial cooking of the meat since it isn't mentioned when or how much salt to add.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A good post on pride vs. dignity

I was reading this when I came across the phrase:

"This vision of a God who has respect for human dignity, who stands for it, who will not accept any debased relationship with man, filled me with admiration and with respect and with incipient love for him."

I got curious about the definition of dignity vs pride so I googled it and came up with this post, which explains it very well I find.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A little bit late but...

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

I'm kind of bored this evening for once, there's nothing to do on the internet and I've watched my fill of Mythbusters over the last two weeks and I don't feel like doing anything on my long to-do list. And then I remembered "hey! I have a blog! why don't I post there.."

Last night I was thinking for the first time I wanna take stock of what important events happened in the past year. So here's my list for 2012:

  • Lived with Carlo's family and friends Braeden & Kinny for a few months between apartments
  • Successfully made turkey-stuffed-turkey
  • Celebrated my one year anniversary with the love of my life
  • Moved to downtown Montreal
  • Made sausage
  • Bought a bike & started biking to work in the spring, summer and fall
  • Got a pet snake
  • Watched my sister move out
  • Realized I have ADHD
  • Witnessed a father-son reunion
  • Acquired an Italian family
  • Went to an Italian family Christmas dinner