Where are we?: Germany
countries Visited: 9
Days on the Road: 111

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Kids Are Alright

Well I have to admit I kinda really liked this movie. It was honest, and not over done. There were parts that made me super mad, parts that ALMOST made me cry, and parts that made me laugh. Not so far off from a real family dinamic.

Half way through I was not too impressed because I was expecting the movie to go in a different direction...the traditional boy always gets the girl...I am glad to say that family/tribe is stronger...or at least in this films case! All four of the roles were played to what I thought to be a very realistic unit.

It was real, and relate able...I think you should watch it!

queer pudding

As of right now I am sitting in my one bedroom apartment in the west end of Toronto eating home made chocolate pudding, drinking a glass of water and watching " The Kids Are Alright"....the pudding is fantastic, the water is refreshing and the movie....just started...review to follow. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy World Water Day 2011

March 22 is probably one of my favorite days of the year. Its international world water day. A day when everyone can stop and think about how much water they use/waste and where they can cut back. This year there are a few more things i am going to add to my list of water conservation methods. First off I am going to try much harder to remember to not be a robot when I use the toilet. For some odd reason I cant kick the habbit of flushing, and I am a HUGE supporter of " when its yellow, let it mellow" when you are in your own home. I find myself in a empty minded state when I pee and for some reason before i know it the water is rushing through the plumbing of my little apartment. Today I take a stand against my meditative urination's.

Some interesting water facts for ya
• The average American home uses between 80-100 gallons of water a day just for indoor use.
• Nearly one billion people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water.
• Over 60% of the world's fresh water supply is used for agriculture.
• Last year over 18,000 beaches across the United States were closed or posted as unhealthy due to bacterial contamination or sewage spills.
• Water Parks are Fun. In the world of water shortages they don’t look pretty, But they ARE fun. It’s just a fact I gotta to throw in. Maybe find a river with a rope swing instead. It’s just as good. Maybe scarier.
• We are water. If it goes. We go.

PS: if you live in, or around the Toronto area check out the ROM's water exhibit...its wonderful!

Enjoy your water sparing day :)


Sunday, March 6, 2011

And so its Sunday....WONDERFUL Sunday

So its Sunday evening and I have spent my day relaxing. Its my one day off a week and I am taking full advantage! Today I woke up and went to brunch with my momma. We went the the Lake view at Dundas and Ossington in the west end of down town Toronto. She had, french toast stuffed with peameal bacon, brie and Havarti cheese and I had crab cakes topped with poached eggs and a jerk yogurt. both were wonderful. Along side the bottomless coffee it made for a wonderful start to the day. After brunch we headed up to the local grocery store to pick up some odds and ends and then went to BMV...aka my FAVORITE book store. We went to the one at bloor and bathurst. and I was in heaven...after I spent way more money on books then I probably should have we made our way home. I spent my evening watching the Chronicles of Narnia: the lion the witch and the wardrobe, and prince Caspian. Still stuffed until now from brunch. Now my debate is what to have for a light dinner?? 

Friday, March 4, 2011

tested and perfected, recpies from my hand writen bible

Dark Chocolate IceCream

500ml whole milk
3/4 c plus 2 tbsp sugar
5 egg yolks
1/3c cocoa powder \
3oz dark chocolate chopped or chips
250ml 35% cream
1 Vanilla pod


Heat whole milk, vanilla pod and 3/4 c of sugar till simmering
whip together yolks,cocoa powder and remaining sugar, pour warmed milk over top
put egg and milk mix back on burner stirring constantly till it gets thick enough to coat the back of a spoon
strain milk and egg mixture and pour over dark chocolate
stir till the chocolate is melted then add 250ml of 35% cream
once cooled churn it in your ice cream maker and enjoy :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Summer Adventure Day 3

Sarah and I woke up in our little hotel room in Fredericton New Brunswick, still stuffed from our meal the night before. We headed out early, our destination, Moncton New Brunswick. The drive was breath taking, Fluffy white clouds scattered over a perfectly blue summer sky.

the drive to moncton was only about 3 hours so we settled into a little family campground (the stonehurst). Our tent set up took alot less time then we had anticipated...impressive. So set up went fast, what to do next? you guessed it, head into the "down town" of Moncton. Now keep in mind we are both Toronto city kids so this was an interesting version of down town. I am pretty sure their downtown strip is half the size of the west end suburb Street I live on. Nothing was really open, apparently between 12-2 everyone takes a nap. there was one restaurant open called "Graffiti Restaurant" so we grabbed some grub there :)

We had to start little cubes of feta fried to perfection, drizzled with honey and served with a little side salad. A wonderful concept but could have been done better with higher quality ingredients and  A tomato mozza salad that was a little bit less then impressive looking...was OK tasting. For our mains we had fish and chips which was standard and yummy and curry cream muscles that were wonderful...all in all Graffiti has their mains down, but needs some work on their apps. The service was pleasant, and cost was not terrible $48.00 CAN for two for lunch and a pitcher of Sangria...not bad.

we ate ourselves sick (a reoccurring theme on this trip) and it was still only 6pm. So we decided to take a drive down to the bay of Fundy. the drive was absolutely beautiful and very...east coast. I learned that the highest tides in the world occur there, how amazing is that?? After walking around and talking to some of the locals and getting some ideas for the next few days we headed back to camp before it got too dark. Camp fire going and dinner consisted of hot dogs, corn on the cob and roasted marsh mellows. In bed by 10:30pm.