28 July 2008

Not hungry

I just haven't felt like cooking or eating.

For the most part, I headed over to my parents' for supper, but I really didn't eat very much.

Still not in much of a mood, but I did make Michael's favourite ribs yesterday. They didn't turn out quite right.


18 July 2008


Normally I'm pretty good about getting in the right amount of food in for meetings--just a few scraps left--a few cookies, maybe a couple of sandwich halves. Either people weren't hungry, the food was unappetising or a bit of both....well, it is industrial cafeteria food isn't it?

Anyway, a 3/4 day meeting over and a lot of food left over--took it back to my cube and sent out the "free food" call. Funnily enough people came and were disappointed...apparently they thought I'd brought in some home-made goodies and weren't impressed to see industrial caf food. A few people came, saw and left.

The thing is I hate waste. So I picked through the leftovers and brought home the more appetising bits:

Spinach salad with feta, strawberries and red onion
Butter croissants
Two sandwich halves
a box of cookies.

Too bad the baked goods have that horrible preservative taste.


17 July 2008

Lunch out

It's been ages since I last had a decent restaurant lunch. That's not to say there aren't good restaurants around, it's just that I brown bag it 95 per cent of the time. The other five per cent I usually grab something on the go (caf fast food).

Had an account rep come out from Toronto to meet with me and my most marvellous manager. We decided to have lunch (the manager couldn't make it), so we went to a newish restaurant in the area--newish because it's only been around for about a year and a half...difficult to get into. Because it's not the standard roadhouse fare, all the office workers want to go there, so you can't just do an impromptu lunch...

Anyway...had a bison burger with southwest aioli and frites. VERY filling but very good. Squeezed in some dessert--an upside down lemon meringue pie: little blobbles of meringue topped with lemon curd, then with cream and then shortbread biscuits. Blueberries were hidden throughout. Was very happy...full, but happy.


14 July 2008

Dinner at friends'

Tonight was a treat. Spent time with some old friends of mine and the exbf's--haven't seen them in a couple of years.

They provided supper: gazpacho, barbequed venison with potatoes and a tossed salad.

I provided dessert the strawberry cream cake I mentioned in the last post. My only booboo was putting it together on Sunday as opposed to today--the berries started bleeding. Oh well...still tasted yummy.


13 July 2008

Strawberry Cream Cake

I've been pushing myself too hard and am now paying the price. Feel very tired and somewhat icky.

Lunch and supper were both found in the freezer...pizza slices.

That said I did some baking. Went over to the parents' and baked a couple of sponges and brought them home to make a strawberry cream cake.

You can see it here: Savour the Season: Strawberries


07 July 2008

Well, I needed a break...

Okay, if you read Confessions of a Cardamom Addict (the caramel dipped, crispy rice coated apple of my foodblogging life) you know that I was busy with a post-a-day project leading up to Mmm...Canada: the savoury edition. I think I uploaded about three weeks worth of content in a week. As a result, this site took a bit of a hiatus (well, apart from the wonderful post by Gayleen).

Then I needed recovery time.

I did eat...but ironically not entirely well.

The post-a-day week had me relying upon fast food pretty much every night: Harveys a couple of times, Quiznos, McDonalds, KFC and other things I can't remember right now...oh wait there was a Viet take-away one night. And several unsuccessful attempts at getting Newfoundland fries.

Last night's supper was cooking from the next cookbook to be reviewed.

Tonight was supper via mummy. Roast beef with veggies and potatoes. Dessert was an apple crisp with ice cream.

At some point I'll post the grocery purchases...