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April 2012

  • Black Quinoa Salad with Roasted Chard


    There’s something about melancholy and dreary rainy days – they go together perfectly.
    I’ve been staying up way past my bedtime, and it’s tiring.
    Yesterday, I walked home under the menacing dark clouds thinking about sleep.
    I ate in bed; the tv softly in the background, and the sounds … Continue Reading...

  • A Sad Day

    There’s a practice in my culture where you’re not supposed to eat when a grandparent (and perhaps any close relative) dies. I think the reasoning is that being overcome by grief makes you lose your appetite.
    When I was a kid I used to think it was symbolic of … Continue Reading...

  • Macarons from Soirette

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    After much wishing and hoping, Vancouver finally has its very first macaron shop.
    Yep, a little shop solely devoted to macarons (and tea)… right here in our pretty city.
    Of course, most of the French bakeries and pastries shops have macarons, but a macaron-only shop surely deserves special mention.… Continue Reading...

  • Pain aux Cereales


    For the few weeks I was on vacation last year, I had a morning routine; I’d bolt out of bed in the morning hoping I wasn’t too late, rush to the little boulangerie around the corner and buy a small loaf of pain aux cereales for breakfast.
    It wasn’t the … Continue Reading...