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Nothing says Superbowl Sunday more than wings…or maybe football.  Either way, prepping in spirit, as LB keeps us away from the pubs at the moment. #32of365

Superbowl Wings

Superbowl Wings

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Nothing beats cold weather like a bowl of hot noodles.  #26of365

Pho

Pho

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If you ever go to Japan, you’ll find that they have the strangest flavours of KitKat.  Soy Sauce always comes to my mind (and it’s not bad).

I was at the grocery store the other day and found these.  Now this is a good pairing!

Orange KitKat

Orange KitKat

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I spent waaaay too much time at the bread counter deciding what to get.  #22of365

Cobbs

Cobbs

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A dim sum lunch with the coworkers.  Lots of food…as usual. #19of365

Dim sum

Dim sum

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Once a month, my parents are kind enough to come down and watch LB while the Dude and I go on a lunch date.  This month, it was his choice, and he picked San Remo Bakery in Etobicoke.  It was awesome.  We split a bunch of food, and topped everything off with a pistachio cannoli.  Definitely going back.  #18of365

Lunch

Lunch

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The Dude and I have been trying to cook more at home, and recently, it has been a lot of Indian food trials.  Today, it was Aloo Gobi, and I think it turned out pretty well.  #16of365

Aloo Gobi on basmati

Aloo Gobi on basmati

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One of my coworkers just came back form Argentine and brought back these alfajors.  They. Are. Amazing. #9of365

Sweet treat

Sweet treat

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Back to work has meant one thing:  I can now eat at least one meal with 2 hands again.  Huzzah!  ( I love you LB!)  So today, I decided to celebrate with sushi, one of my top 3 favourite foods.  Nomnomnom indeed!  #7of365

Lunchtime!

Lunchtime!

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Needed a little pick-me-up in the afternoon and chose this Red Velvet cookie from Tim Horton’s.  I love that our workplace has a Tim’s downstairs so that there’s no need to venture into the cold for a treat. #5of365

Cooooookie

Cooooookie

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No CNE for Me

After a number of years away from the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), I started going again a few years ago just for the food.  Since I’ve been trying to stay away from wonky foods because I’m breastfeeding, I’ve been trying to live vicariously through others through posts and pictures.

Here are the top 3 things I would try if I were going this year.

1.  The s’mores bao.  Come on.  This looks totally awesome!  Who wouldn’t want a soft warm bao with a s’mores centre?

2. Liquid nitrogen gelato.  I have a kid now, can I get this in IV form so I can keep up with her?  Update:  I just read this is gelato made using the flash freeze process of liquid nitrogen.  Eh.  I’d try it anyway 🙂

3. Peanut butter sriracha rolls.  Okay, this one sounds dodgy, but such an unlikely pairing that I’d give it a go.

If you went/are going this year, what did you have?

 

 

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What?: Lottie + Doof

Subject?: food

I came across this food blog through another site (don’t you love interweb rabbit holes?) and immediately read several pages of blog posts.  The blogger, Tim, not only shares great recipes, but also gives the reader a good sense about life in the Midwest.

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But whyyyy, Mac?  I can hear you asking.  You’ve delivered the kid already!

Because I’m paranoid, that’s why.  Even though I still eat chocolate, I decided to cut out teas and coffee when I started breastfeeding ( for the record, I BF and formula feed too).  LB is on a daily schedule, and I was afraid that the added caffeine would ruin the little semblance of normality I had cobbled together.  Nothing frightens me more than hourly wake ups at night.

But I miss that bitter, bitter taste of the brown stuff.    I miss espresso ice cream.  I miss those java chip fraps at Starbucks.  I’ve gotten so desperate that whenever the Dude has a coffee, I grab it to take a whiff.  Oh, the aroma!

I can already envision that first taste.  My first meal at the hospital after having LB was sushi.  It was so good after 9+ months of refraining.  So gooooood!

If all goes well, I should be able to have my first cup in about 6 months.  In the mean time, have one for me!

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I love this time of year.  Mostly people because it seems to be the only time when most of the people I know are off work at the same time.  Which makes for super busy schedules, but great catch up.

One of the traditions that we participate with our friends every year, is an annual Cookie Bee.  I’ve probably written about it before, but it’s where a bunch of us get together and exchange lots of cookies.  I’ll be the first one to admit that I usually cheat a little at this.  No, I don’t bring store-bought, but I usually bring brownies or bars.  For the life of me, I just can’t get cookies right.  Either they are rock-hard, or a buttery mess.  And this year, the tradition continues.

A couple of weeks ago, the Dude sent me a recipe he wanted us (as in me) to use for the bee.  Someone at his work had brought some in and he was raving about them.  Sure, I said.  I’ll give it a go.  So imagine my surprise when I get an email from him last Friday saying that he wanted to try his hand at them.  Have at it!  I said.  And while I hung around the kitchen to answer questions he had, he did do 99% of it himself, and they turned out pretty well.  I didn’t doubt that he’d be able to do it (he doesn’t cook…like…at all) since as an engineer, he does follow instructions pretty well.

I even brought some into work yesterday, and the resident baker on our team said they were good.

Maybe this means that since I do all the cooking for us whenever we eat in, he’ll be the resident baker?  Haha!  I know, I know, dream on.  But it’s nice that there will be a few things that may become his signature dishes =)

If you’re curious, this is the recipe he used for the Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars.

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Before our big bike ride, we fueled up with pastries and coffee.

#96:

Baked goodness

Baked goodness

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The Dude’s family have a tradition of making something called ‘Biscuit Cake’ every time someone in the family has a birthday.  I must say, it’s a good alternative to traditional cake.

#89:

Cake

Cake

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A sweet treat after our penultimate day working in the garage.

#86:

Dessert

Dessert

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Finally changed it up.  Wing remnants.

#85:

Wings

Wings

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Mmmm…burgers…or is that cake?!

#82:

Faux burgers

Faux burgers

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A late-night jaunt to Lakeview for some pie milkshakes.  This was a great recommendation, as it is also open 24-hours.  And for those of you who watch the Food Network, Guy Fieri featured it on ‘Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives’.

A note to all you milkshake enthusiasts.  The shakes are good, but not a thick as a conventional milkshake.  You’ve been warned.

#79:

Lakeview menu

Lakeview menu

 

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