Here be dragons

(Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 28, c. 1552) The drive from Toronto to this patch of land in Vermont takes about nine hours when you follow the "northern route," which skirts the northern shore of Lake Ontario, follows the St. Lawrence River east, and then bangs a right at Montreal, south to the US border. At least… Continue reading Here be dragons

Friday’s lunch: Momofuku daishō

duck bun – date hoisin, picked turnip, scallion sepia – chinese celery, yuzu, chickpea hozon roasted rice cakes – spicy pork sausage, chinese broccoli, tofu grilled mushrooms – monforte sheep’s milk cheddar, watercress, poppy seed brussels sprouts – fish sauce, puffed rice, mint 2012 nero d’avola, morgante, ‘bianco di morgante’, sicily, italy dessert (to go):… Continue reading Friday’s lunch: Momofuku daishō

11 minutes til midnight

We left the hotel this morning and headed into the city. Toronto is huge. The highways are six lanes in each direction, all clogged with commuting cars. The city blocks are lined with stores and restaurants and people of every imaginable type and nationality. There's construction everywhere. Toronto is noisy and busy and blustery. Winter… Continue reading 11 minutes til midnight

52 Photos ~ The first day of 2014

On New Year's day, we always do a jigsaw puzzle. We never finish it that day, but we start it soon after we wake up (however late that is) and go all day, snacking on New Year's Eve leftovers as needed, turning on the lights around 4 so we can continue into the evening. This… Continue reading 52 Photos ~ The first day of 2014