Category Archives: delicious

When Shopping At A Japanese Grocery Store

Once, a long time ago, I watched a Japanese TV program that was waxing nostalgic about Japanese summer treats.  One of the things they mentioned was Monaka.  If I remember correctly, the program was not really talking about the Monaka … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Predictable

These days, if you’re hungry and you’re not looking for a fancy sit down meal, it’s pretty easy to succumb to a fast food choice, or maybe a fast casual choice. Its taste will be predictable and there is something … Continue reading

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Following Through

I am not sure there is anything more disappointing than a person who promises something and then doesn’t follow through on it. Okay, there are lots of other disappointing things.  Your sports team doesn’t win.  You miss the bus……I could … Continue reading

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No More “Next Time.” This Time!

Have you ever come across a snack item and thought, “That looks delicious. I should try that.”  Then promptly walked away from it.  It could be you balked at the price.  It could be that you were distracted by something … Continue reading

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Banana Kit Kat

One of my students went back to Japan to take part in a festival to celebrate adulthood.  It is a wonderful event with beautiful kimono.  I saw it a couple of times in Japan and always thought it was spectacular–at … Continue reading

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Pizza, Free and Delicious

We have a custom at work that basically works like this. If you have something you want to share (get rid of is also a kind of sharing) put it on the table in the kitchen area.  Over the years … Continue reading

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Too Early for Turkey?

I am sure I have explained this before, but for the benefit of anyone coming to this blog for the first time, I will do my best to be brief. Owing to the fact that my family and the connections … Continue reading

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A Home Cooked Mexican Meal

Yesterday I was invited for a home cooked Mexican meal. That it would happen on the 25th floor of a building in Toronto isn’t particularly relevant except that it might explain the pictures I attached to this post. I was … Continue reading

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Beer, Friendship and Fire

The plan for the weekend was Beer Friends and Fire–yes, a witty play on the whole BFF thing. Witty pun or not, these are my best friends and this was our semi-annual camping trip–and I left out music. You can … Continue reading

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Lunch Decisions

Today, on the second day of a three-day long weekend, I found myself on the road.  I had spent the previous evening with my friend watching a double feature. (Avengers Infinity War and Deadpool 2–the PG and R superhero movies … Continue reading

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