Thursday, May 24, 2007

separated at birth


i realized a few weeks ago that lil' wayne and miles davis look EXACTLY alike. i suspect lil' wayne is miles' illegitimate son, sired on one of miles' numerous dalliances with the white lady H. at least now we know that musical ability is genetic!

heroes just keeps getting better and better. i think we must have made it all the way through to sweeps week (when they save the cheerleader) because now we're getting back story (ie. how sylar became sylar, etc). i'm still really digging the show, but i can't imagine having to watch it week to week. that would just be tortuous.

i called in sick to work yesterday...i think i over-gorged on the calamari sandwich goodness (there was a good pile of calamari that wouldn't fit into the sammy, but still made for perfectly satisfying, crunchy eatin') and then i wolfed down breakfast and subsequently felt really nauseous and sick. i was feeling better by late afternoon, so we ate dinner, and then went for a walk and played frisbee in the park. if every day during summer in toronto was exactly like yesterday, i'd never entertain the thought of living anywhere else. it was perfect! there were so many kids in withrow, clambering over the two separate gyms; there were couples walking their babies (in $500 strollers, of course...this IS riverdale after all); and dogs chasing each other through the dog park. we ate dinner outside and played for an hour or so in the park and it was STILL light outside when we got home.

last night's dinner was amazing. i had bought some globe artichokes at the veggie store, so i cleaned them, took out the actual choke, and stuffed them with a mix of sauteed chorizo, shallots, garlic, lemon zest and breadcrumbs. then i sat them in a pan with about a 1/2 " of lemon juice, white wine, and water in the bottom, covered them with foil, and baked them until they were tender, removing the foil for the last 15 minutes or so to allow the breadcrumbs to go golden on top. i roasted some garlic, and sweated some chopped onions in the roasted garlic oil, added chili flakes, lemon zest, parsley, salt and pepper and parmesan and tossed it with some just-cooked capellini pasta and finished the pasta dish with some toasted pine nuts (so buttery, but oh-so-expensive!). the whole dish was delicious.

tonight we're going to have those perogies i had earmarked for last night.

fin.

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