Wednesday, December 02, 2020

korean fried chicken in the 'loops

 Sometimes - only sometimes! - this town has nice things, and right now we are on a bit of a roll.  We got an Old Navy.  We've got a new fancy grocery store.  And we've got more than one option for korean fried chicken.  And I've eaten from two of them so far.

First we tried Tongdak which is downtown on Victoria St.

We tried the Gan Jang - garlic and soy, and the Cheese Prinkle, with homemade cheese powder.

They were both delicious.



We also tried the newer Jay's Sushi and Tempura House, up on Summit Drive in Sahali.

From there we tried some original KFC, as well as some sushi and tempura and noodles and loved it all.

Yay Kamloops!

Tongdak

Jay's Sushi and Tempura House 

Monday, November 30, 2020

book club - Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

 2020-32

 


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Lucie glanced covertly at the people seated around her.  She loved checking people out and making up stories in her mind about them.

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

painted rocks

 Spotted this Spring on a walk - 












Saturday, November 21, 2020

book club - Summer of '69 by Elin Hildebrand

 2020-31


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"But name calling is for the weak. Actions are for the strong.  Got it?"

Being responsible for her own happiness, she has realized, is a lonely proposition.

She squeezes Jessie's hand, and for the first time ever in her life, Jessie understands that her mother is real.  It is a revelation.  Her mother is a human being who feels pain - sadness, loneliness, confusion.  Jessie thought all grown-ups lived in a different atmosphere, one that was like a cool, clear gel.  

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

i made an omelette!

I've watched a few episodes of Selena and Chef on Crave, and it's a pretty fun show.  The premise if you haven't seen it is that professional chefs teach a non chef how to cook - over video chat.  Truly a made for a pandemic tv show.

I've had a couple of favorite episodes, but the episode with Chef Ludo Lefebvre was the top for me, because now I know how to make a real omelette.

When I was a kid my mom had one of those omelette pans that was 2 separate sides and hinged in the middle.  I don't think it really gave her the results she wanted, because I don't remember her using it a ton, but I do remember not being very excited about omelette breakfasts because the outside of the omelettes were always browned, and I HATE eggs that are cooked so long they brown.  Hate hate hate.  And because of that I never made them at home or ordered them at restaurants.  

But!  The recipe he showed Selena cooked quickly and didn't brown and I was so interested to try it, so I did, the very next morning.

You guys, making an omelette is so easy.  So easy!!!!!  I made 3 practically perfect omelettes in almost no time at all.



My favorite part might have been the filling - boursin cheese, which we happened to have in the fridge, yay, a cheese that the chef called something like "the velveeta of France."



 I've made them a few times now and they turn out lovely every time.  

If you've never tried to make one before you should!

Ludo Lefebvre's omelet recipe at Bon Appetit

Ludo Lefebvre's youtube video