Tag Archives: food

Lunch Decisions

Today, on the second day of a three-day long weekend, I found myself on the road.  I had spent the previous evening with my friend watching a double feature. (Avengers Infinity War and Deadpool 2–the PG and R superhero movies … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and Ducks

Mother’s Day Brunch.  I can’t rightly say that it is a tradition in our family.  However, for the last few years it has been.  We head off to Oakville and join people with boats, or relatives of people with boats … Continue reading

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Finally

I’ve been writing about green tea kitkats for quite a while now.  Usually I grab them when I am overseas, or when I can force my students to bring them to me, or when I get to an Asian food … 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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When a Student Cooks

Having students from all over the world comes with advantages.  One of those is food.  I get exposed to lots of different food.  Today, one of my Turkish students brought me something she made that morning.  It was delicious.

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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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8 Items or Less

Yesterday’s Perfect Moment is a rather simple one. However, it needs a little bit of context. I remember a comic strip called the Born Loser (created by Art Samson in 1965and now drawn by his son Chip)***. It wasn’t my … Continue reading

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Taking Time for Tea

  When I lived in Japan, one of my students was a rather revered master of the tea ceremony.  On one occasion, my roommate and I were invited by her to participate in one.  It is highly ritualistic and at times beautiful.  It … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

  If you’re still following your New Year’s Diet, look away….run away…close this browser…but make sure you come back later.  When?  Later.  When you are full.  When the diet thing is done.  Later.   For those of you that have … Continue reading

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More Bitter Than Sweet

I’ve been here twice, yet barely scratched the surface.  As I prepare to leave, my mind and soul desperately wonder if I have done enough.  Have I lived and breathed?  Have I left the tiniest of marks on the city? … Continue reading

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