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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Two Carnivores Meet for Lunch

At a perfect place for the two carnivores - Campagnolo

It wasn't all meat though, we did enjoy a lovely piece of fresh Buratta flown from Italy to balance the meat (but not necessarily reduce the fat or cholesterol content of the day).

 Otherwise, it was pizza and their famous salumi board which, on its own, feeds 4.

But the real carnivores' treat was the steak tartar, a sure treat completely decadent.

Any dessert, asks our server. I don't think so (after we cleaned up all), what I need is a direct zip to bed for an afternoon nap.

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Vancouver, BC

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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Heating Up Leftovers

Easter Monday dinner (Read Easter Monday 2015) included a vegetable dish.

It wasn't the kind of dish you want to eat as leftover.

So rather than heating it up, I heated it up with green chili and Indian spicing.

Add a bit of fried tofu, some tomato sauce and a vegetable curry somerville kitchen curry is on the table.

I so love leftovers re-creations. Let's see what I will do tomorrow.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter Monday 2015

Easter Monday witnessed a replica of Easter Sunday dinner at somerville kitchen (Read Easter Sunday 2015).

Monday replaced Sunday's roast beef and mashed potatoes with roasted lamb and baked potato cake.

And kept Sunday's theme of colourful vegetables;

and the theme of a Trafiq cake to wrap up the evening - this time Trafiq's new coconut cake that is a creation from out of our world.

More feasting to come for Orthodox Easter, but for now, Happy Easter and all back to work.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter Sunday 2015

Jesus has risen to a major feast that warmed up the heart and stomach.

The roast was impeccable, the salad was amazing, the vegetables perfectly cooked.

And of course dessert had to match the decadence of the meal with a Trafiq Earl Grey Cake.

Thank you for a lovely meal Alice and Laura!

Happy Easter everyone!


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Cracking Eggs

Saturday before Easter is a day for cracking eggs.  Cracking eggs stories and rituals are too many and too long for my little blog, but these stories all start with choosing your egg wisely.

No meat is eaten still until we confirm Jesus is risen tomorrow, so for now dinner is potato soup and boiled eggs.

Is it time for the chocolate bunny? Almost....


Friday, 3 April 2015

Good Friday Lebanese Style

Since I was a kid and till today, Good Friday is a day of simple living and quiet times. It never fails to storm and rain on Good Friday no matter which continent I am in. A traditional ritual for the day is to fast till noon, eat something simple and vegan, listen to mass and, when time allows, watch a life of Jesus movie. 

And one cannot ignore my favourite part of the day's rituals; boiling and colouring eggs.


Thursday, 2 April 2015

How I Eat Rice Pudding

Wacky Thursdays and Replacement Chef meet together to bring you a wacky white and creamy snack photography tour.

The basics are simple: Rice pudding, bananas, generous amounts of home made Lebanese rose water and chocolate sprinkles.

However, no matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to be able replicate the visual and taste combinations Replacement Chef produces.

There's bound to be a white and creamy saint or white and creamy day, any thoughts may lovely readers?