Eating · Food and Drink · India · Places I've Lived · Writing & Memory

After the day’s fast has ended

Oh Minara Masjid at Mohammedali Road at night: a cacophony of horns and hawkers that make your head spin, women clad from head to toe in black burqas buying bras and fake diamond necklaces, the mosque incandescent with fairy lights, and the sweetshop in front hidden by towers of fine-spun sutar firni, golden malpuas, and… Continue reading After the day’s fast has ended

Eating · Food and Drink · Latin America · Travel

Lima, Peru: Around the World in 60 Seconds

I am now in Arequipa, recovering from a near-death experience (in which I wanted to kill myself) while hiking down and around the Colca Canyon, but more on that later. It is a parable that we all will benefit from. So. Lima. Every time I visit a new South American capital city, I am more… Continue reading Lima, Peru: Around the World in 60 Seconds

Eating · Food and Drink

Food Coma

Nothing makes a birthday week better than random and delectable things to eat and drink. So, in honour of this week, here’s my daily menu highlights: Monday A “Naanette” — a baby naan with smoky grilled chicken, havarti, cranberries, and pine nuts At Kalendar, followed by beer and dancing at the Dakota Tavern with G.,… Continue reading Food Coma

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The End of Summer

I got back from Montreal yesterday, but felt too lazy to write. Got lots of things swimming around in my head, which require commitment to paper. Montreal was a wonderful weekend (I’ll post photos later) and I’m glad I went. So many things to think about after. Friday was a lazy evening at the Reservoir… Continue reading The End of Summer

Eating · Food and Drink · Places I've Lived · Toronto

Benachin with Yassa

I walked along little streets today, and they were alternately sunny and shady. Everything looked new. I changed my iPod battery for a silly low price at iRepair on College Street. I went to Kalendar and met PC, who wore a very pink t-shirt, for a drink. He looked very different from the last time… Continue reading Benachin with Yassa

Concerts · Eating · Favourite Things · Food and Drink · Music and Lyrics

In Short

Friday: Caught up with C. (back from Mexico City, yeah! And off to Madrid, boo!) and two M.’s at Dora’s where copious libations were imbibed until a modest hour. Then finished BSG Season 2!!! Saturday: Went to the Roy Thomson Hall for the first time to see the Toronto Symphony Orchestra perform a number of… Continue reading In Short

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A sensory overload of a day

        After a leisurely day of sitting at home and writing, and feeling the entire time that I needed to get to work, I finally learned that we were a day late on an ad I was supposed to design for the National Post, so I rushed across town to the office to… Continue reading A sensory overload of a day