• 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 ...

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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Salad of okra, asparagus and tomato with sumiso dressing


In spite of the various meat postings I am not anti-vegetable, and do believe that vegetables have a place on the table apart from a fine fine supporting role as garnish. My father discovered an organic u-pick farm last year and has been taking advantage as the interesting vegetables are becoming large enough for harvest. […]

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Sous-vide ribeye steak close up

Summer eating

No, now is not the time to be sitting down to something light that is the deliciousness of schweinshaxe or cocido montañés. There is a siren call for something substantive to reflect the heaviness that is summer eating. Meatiness or the umami semblance of meatiness are the appropriate responses for the day. A variation of […]

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Apple App Store


Life on a dumbphone these past few months has been more than painful on a myriad of levels, the least of which being that LG probably went out of its way to design a truly idiotic UI for it. That and its on-again/off-again touchscreen that pocket dials and yet resists attempts to accept input when […]

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