Porktacular

While it has only been two weeks since my last post, it honestly feels like months. The semester has been incredibly busy, I constantly feel like I’m behind, and every day I seem to have new requests in my inbox asking for (and in some cases demanding) my time. It probably didn’t help that time…

In Lieu Of Travel

For someone who normally travels a lot, it has been 290 days since last I saw the inside of an airplane. And while I have often joked that I visit Guelph more than I live in it, I believe that this time at home represents the longest run of consecutive days that I have actually…

Ducking Felicious

This morning as I perused the fares of the Guelph Farmers’ Market, I had every intention of purchasing the necessary ingredients to make Asian Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken from Carls Bad Cravings. However, when I sauntered up to the butcher I was informed that they had fresh duck on hand. Being a huge fan of…

Zuppa!

After a morning adventure at the Guelph Farmers’ Market and wandering around downtown with Manon, I returned home with a shiny new purple crockpot. Because every good chef knows that purple is the colour of deliciousness.

Fall Falafel

Tonight I decided to take a culinary trip to the Middle East. According to the almighty Googles, I landed somewhere in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, or Egypt. I think Google probably could have simplified this by simply calling it flavour country, but maybe that’s why I’m not in charge of the Googles.

Happy Physically Distanced Thanksgiving

As the number of cases of COVID-19 have continued to rise in Ontario, my family made the call to cancel our usual Thanksgiving gathering. And while it sucks that I won’t get a healthy dose of turkey and pie from the kitchen of Ma & Pa Gillis, I know that keeping our distance is the…

These Pies Were Made For Walking…

Not being the type of person who sleeps-in past 6:30 am, I rose today around 5:45 so that I could head to St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market with Manon before the crowds gathered. Our early bird adventure paid off, as we made quick work purchasing what we needed before we jumped back in the car to…

The Flavours Of Autumn

I have been rather exhausted of late, so my efforts in the kitchen have been somewhat limited. Long gone are the days of weekly bagels, pizza, and other tasty treats. This is not a good thing. Playing around in the kitchen has become a welcome break from the mountain of work that continues to pile…

A Little Taste Of Quebec

Today felt almost normal. I spent some time downtown – although a little too late to hit up the market – wandering to the usual stores that I would visit in the before times; Planet Bean, Trotters, The Stone Store, The BookShelf, and others. While I wanted to pay a visit to the just-opened Lady…

A Little Warmth On A Chilly Eve

The last few days have really seemed to punctuate the fact that summer is coming to a close and autumn is quickly moving in. The mornings have been wet and chilly and grey, perfect for blankets and coffee and leisurely reading while scritching the ears of the wee fuzzball. It’s not my favourite type of…

The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival

For the first time ever I find myself in possession of tickets for several movies for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It has been something I’ve wanted to attend for ages but have always found myself unable to for a variety of reasons – often travel related. This year, however, there are two…

Cheers To Vacation

Last Friday I signed out of email, symbolically beginning the first day of my summer vacation. While the summer semester has been extremely fun (and surprisingly productive given the situation), it has also been very busy. Knowing that I needed to recharge and to step away from the day-to-day demands of work, I set my…

Stuff And Things

Apparently a month has passed since I last wrote something here. You’d almost think that I haven’t had anything to write about. Fortunately for me that isn’t the case, because there’s that time that a mole decided to jump off my face, or that other time I celebrated 540 months of existence.

We All Scream

Last week I received a message from a friend that contained a link, and nothing more. My reply was a simple but heartfelt Sweet Baby Jesus!

Leftover Delivery System

I treated myself to an order of Bombay Kitchen deliciousness on Friday knowing full well that it was substantially more than one person – or more accurately, three people – could reasonably eat. Because leftovers.