• Close-up of the toriwasa


    to·ri·wa·sa とりわさ n. chicken which is lightly seared on the outside while the inside remains raw   You read that right: toriwasa is the word ...

Culturally-relevant cereal

Breakfast cereal

I like Laura Martinez’s blog Mi blog es tu blog because apart from letting Canadians know we’re getting ripped off on fresh tortillas as a result of the Mulroney Conservatives signing NAFTA, she also offers interesting insight into Latin culture at least in its interpretation in the Republic South of the 49th Parallel. Her latest […]

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A close-up of the linguini version of Spaghetti Naporitan


What do you do when you’re left with a bunch of wiener middles after spending some quality time practicing knife skills and producing wiener octopus and wiener crab all with the correct number of evenly-proportioned appendages? I guess you could go and eat them on a bun like a typical hot dog, but I’ve already […]

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Closeup of the tostada de lengua

Slipping the tongue

See this photo? It’s my saucier with a couple of bits of leftover beef left in it. It’s the aftermath of a Halloween lunch pot-luck I was invited to. It is my pan, but it’s not my spoon. I still get a chuckle out of seeing this because it’s evidence that I was secretly slipping […]

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The iPhone6 plus

Shut up and take my money!

So shut up and take my money already! The iPhone6 and 6 Plus have been formally announced. I’m not sure if I can afford buying the new Apple Watch to go along with it though.  

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Apple Special Event 9.9.2014

Apple special event

Finally! Confirmation of an Apple special event as the company has formally sent invites confirming 09-SEP-2014 (that’s the 9.9.2014 bit in the invite) as THE DATE for their special announcement. Like Moses wandering the Sinai for 40 years before finding the Promised Land, my time with the POS known as the LG Neon dumbphone might […]

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CBC poll on granting reasonable accommodation to the Saskatoon berry

Reasonable accommodation

Reasonable accommodation is an adjustment made in a system to accommodate or make fair the same system for an individual based on a proven need. In the normal reasonable sense of things, it’s an accommodation of a minority population that doesn’t cause a disproportionate or undue hardship, and that’s how the United Nations frames the […]

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RBC photo by the Canadian Press

Royal Bank

The Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY) just reported its third-quarter results this morning (link). Net income for the period ended July 31, 2014 climbed 4% to a record $2.38 billion, or $1.59 a share. The same quarter in 2013 showed net income of $2.29 billion, or $1.51 per share, so excellent YoY performance. Adjusted […]

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Laurus nobilis tag

Bay leaf

At this point, I get to stand up and say “ha-ha!” as soon there will be no more generic bay leaf of indeterminate origin and unknown provenance in my cooking. Nope. Nada. I finally got of my can and went out to buy a bay leaf plant. But not just any old bay leaf plant: […]

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