Category Archives: eating

Why Canadians Celebrate Thanksgiving in October

Honestly, I don’t’ know. I always believed that it was because it got colder here sooner, so the harvest happened earlier and therefore Thanksgiving started earlier. It sounds logical, and might in fact be true.  However, there might be more … Continue reading

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A Simple Sandwich

Today’s Perfect Moment is a celebration of one of the simpler things in life. The day held very little in the way of either excitement or controversy.  I spent time folding clothes trying to get information about flights to the … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Ramen

Lately, I had been feeling that my connection to Japan had started to wane.  I hadn’t eaten any Japanese food recently.  I hadn’t watched any Jvloggers–or at least the Jvloggers I had watched were reporting from places other than Japan.  … Continue reading

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The Dragon Fruit Drama

I wouldn’t exactly call myself adventurous with food. I am not brave enough to eat just anything.  However, I have travelled a bit and I have sampled lots of different delicious foods.  In fact, some of my best memories of … Continue reading

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In Praise of Little Triumphs

I often celebrate what some people have called “little triumphs” here on this blog. Sometimes I celebrate big ones too.  Sometimes, I have lots of them and sometimes I have to grapple hard to figure it out.   Sometimes I don’t … Continue reading

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Breaking a Few Eggs

I used to love making omelettes. Then I fell out of love with the idea.  Maybe I read something somewhere that said I shouldn’t eat eggs. Maybe I got lazy.  Maybe I fell in love with another food. Today, for … Continue reading

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Making It a Meal?

Today’s Perfect Moment is the cookie you see above. It was a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie.  It was absolutely delicious and came with a twin brother.  Did I deserve them?  No, probably not.  Okay, definitely not, what with all … Continue reading

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New Food: The Doner

I have had a chance to experience the food trend that has already swept Europe.  Will it sweep up Toronto too? On a beautiful Friday, with temperatures way above seasonal, I ventured to Kensington Market to get a taste of … Continue reading

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Sandwich Mindfulness

So often we are rushed. Rushed to do our work.  Rushed to make better use of our time.  Rushed to finish a project.  Rushed to finish work so we can rush home and rush around before going to bed. Today, … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Ate Sushi

I know I shouldn’t stare. And, on the face of it, she probably thought I was staring because she was an attractive young woman.  That wasn’t the case at all.  I was staring because she was doing something I had … Continue reading

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