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Wow! Wow! Wow! Who’d have thought that Justin Pierre James Trudeau, the eldest son of Canada’s greatest Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, would one day become a supervillain with luxurious hair responsible for atrocities including burning down the White House 157 years before his birth, and championing universal health care, truth and equal rights? Then […]

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Bloody Caesar

May 17

So today is May 17. It’s already pas mid-month and the highlight of the day is receiving my notice of assessment where I’m told I need to remit more (boo…). May 17 is a bit different in Scandinavia, as the five million or so Norwegians wave flags to fête syttende mai, which is also known […]

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Well, that was interesting… I appear to have survived Pearl Harbor Day with a quad no less. Haven’t sprung a leak and there does not appear to be any “R.C. wuz here” micro-graffiti as far as I can tell. Yeah! (not that Howard Dean “yeah!” either)

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He’s still dead

While we continue to be inundated with effectively non-stop coverage of the dumpster fire that is the current political milieu south of the 49th, today so happens to be the 40th anniversary of the Death of Elvis Presley. Yes, he’s still dead, though I’m pretty sure that some ancient astronaut theorist is going to claim […]

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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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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 for the feared-by-Westerners dish of tataki (たたき) style raw/rare chicken. Quaking yet? You’re not necessarily the only one as there is a debate going on in one of the Chowhound […]

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Wow – Laura Martinez of Mi blog es tu blog was right: NAFTA really did suck for Canadians. We send the auto manufacturing jobs, energy and natural resources south, and what did we get? …tortillas for $5 per kg. And not particularly fresh ones at that price either. I pass this particular unnamed stand every […]

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Instant gratification

Well, not that, you pervs. I have discovered that the Jedi’s elder Series Two scion has hit the age of majority, meaning that he is legally considered an adult and now has the privilege to vote for all elections as well as buy booze in the chez nous, Alberta and Manitoba. He can also buy […]

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The finished crème brulée

Lemongrass and ginger crème brulée

So, that last iteration of « la Vache espagnole » pop-up where I didn’t quite make what I wanted was notable for a couple of things, including the fact that I made a lemongrass and ginger creme brulee (which should be spelt crème brulée and which I will do) dessert. Weigh the impact of that […]

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Last milk run

I have a love/hate relationship with Avis Rent-a-Car, but would qualify that by saying that it’s mostly love with the occasional burst of some exceptionally intense hate. In most places, Avis has done me right with a well-maintained vehicle that’s fun to drive. In many situations, I have even received a really nice spontaneous upgrade […]

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