Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cipollini *giggles*

Okie, so I am in Mexico visiting my parents and I have been taking some photos of the food I've been eating... unfortunately for you I haven't uploaded any because I am still playing with them on Lightroom and Photoshop (yes.. I've become quite addicted to these new toys)

In any case.. this post is called Cipollini... *giggles* and is has nothing to do with the photos of Mexican food I've been taking for you. Last week my parents and I went to visit Palenque, Chiapas and it was extremely hot.. trust me REALLY REALLY HOT!!! it felt like sauna or a really moist oven, so around 2pm when my mom and I didn't want to be in the direct sunlight we hid in our nice air conditioned room and watched Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis. I had never had the change to watch the show and I thoroughly enjoyed some of her ideas.

Now.. to the point, on the show Giada mentioned several times the little Cipollini onions, I have never seen them or use them in my cooking but I thought their little UFO shape and their name were hilarious.. so now obviously every time I hear the name I giggle a bit, come on.. you know you want to laugh with me too!!! Cipollini ^_^

Oh well.. now they seem to pop out in every food blog I read, doesn't it happen to you that when you hear about a new ingredient suddenly you find it everywhere!!! and it was like it had been right in front of you.. you just didn't noticed it before?? Since I can't find any Cipollini around here I'll have to wait until I go back to Ottawa to know what they taste like.. but I look forward to that moment, if you have any favourite recipes with Cipollini please send them in.. I would love to try them.

oh.. Cipollini *giggles*

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sales for the week of Feb 26-Mar4

I love Thursdays because I get to see the sales for the following week, unfortunately I don't get all the flyers (usually only Loblaws and Independent post their flyers online on Thursday) and I have to wait until Friday for the Metro flyer and until Saturday for the Farm Boy flyer... it used to be that the Thursday newspaper included all the flyers but not anymore (that makes me angry), but this week is different thanks to my friend Carrie I got to see all the flyers yesterday and I can tell you about the awesome sales that are on this week.

For all of you in the Ottawa area....
METRO is offering:
-seedless cucumbers, celery and tomatoes for 99cents each... can you say SALAD?
-a bag of 4 sweet red peppers for 2.99 (perfect as snacks with some dip)
-Campbell's broth for 1.97 (good for risotto, which I'll make this week)

YOUR INDEPENDENT (as well as LOBLAWS) has on sale:
-Mushrooms and tomatoes for 99 cents a pound (great for pasta dishes)
-Salmon portions 2.49 (great with some brown rice and zucchini)
-D'Italiano bread for 1.49 (great for some sammiches.. yum yum)
-Large Broccoli for 1.29 each
-PC Air Chilled whole chicken 2.49lb (do yourself a favour and get a chicken, roast it with some potatoes the leftovers can be had with some salad and then make some broth for a wonderful soup)
-Chocolate Milk 99 cents per litre (for those of you out there who enjoy this type of thing)

-Sweet red peppers 1.99 lb (these are usually bigger than the ones you get in a bag at Metro.. so you have an option)
-English muffins 1.29 pack of 6
... yeah not that many things at Farmboy

You might be wondering WHY DO I LOVE FLYERS SO MUCH?? well.. I love looking at the flyers because that way I can plan a lot of my meals around sale items and I can save (who doesn't like to save money??) I am pretty sure that many of you out there have this same love for flyer day.. do you??

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Regarding food


We are so related and at the same time so separate from it, we NEED it to survive but most of us seem to busy to cook and actually enjoy our food.. still when we do take the time to enjoy something delicious our spirits lift, we feel happier.. there is no denying that we have fond memories that relate to food, for example memories of grandma's cooking.

If food is SO important and when we eat something good we feel better, perhaps it is worth it to spend a little bit of time everyday to prepare and enjoy our nourishment.