A smorgasbord of a post

Today, I’m catching up on stuff I’ve been meaning to post over the past week but haven’t had time to … so think of this as a smorgasbord of a post.

Nationalism rethink
I found these pasted on the sidewalk during Canada Day festivities (and quite near Federal office buildings) and think they – aside from stirring some thoughts around nationalism – were probably a protest of some ilk.

1 & 2) what do these say to you about Canadianism?…

Garlic Scapes pasta
Last Thursday, G and I made a pasta with the garlic scapes we’ve been getting from our ecological growers share. It turned out very good.

3) Garlic scapes and sun-dried tomato spaghetti

Of course Summerlicious is currently on in Toronto as well and last Friday night, G, Blee and I made our annual trek to Edo for fine Japanese food that included Kobe beef (in sausage form this year). On this year’s menu was:

  • Amuse Bouche: Kyu Maki – cucumber skin, tofu, avocado, Japanese pickled radish, sesame seeds

  • Kobe Beef Sausage – Kobe beef sausage, Japanese potato salad, curry mayonnaise
  • Sushi Moriawase – a special Summerlicious course of assorted sushi

  • Tori Tatsuta Age – Japanese marinated fried chicken, potato, Asian hot chili sauce
  • Fuji Ringo – caramelized Fuji apple, homemade rice cracker, vanilla ice cream
4) chef’s surprise as we sat down; 5) the amuse bouche

6) the Kobe beef sausage (tasted like a hot dog to me!); 7) the glorious sushi

8) the glorious sushi again

9) the Tori Tatsuta Age (more chinese than japaness, I thought); 10) dessert

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6 Responses to A smorgasbord of a post

  1. kunhuo42 says:

    mm… looks great! i think i’d go more for your pasta than for some of the dishes served at the japanese restaurant.

  2. i really want some of that pastaand i would really want to try that japanese restaurant! =]

  3. christao408 says:

    Fancy plating.  Especially the amuse bouche.

  4. CurryPuffy says:

    Your pasta creation is on par (if not better) and looked just as good with those restaurant presentations! *drool*Interesting Japanese fusion cuisine!!

  5. ElusiveWords says:

    I have never tried cooking with garlic scapes before. I’m gonna have to give it a try.

  6. Fatcat723 says:

    I do make the garlic pasta and love it!!!!!

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