Monthly Archives: May 2010

Indian Comfort Food: Rajma-Chaval (Red Bean Curry with Rice)

For the past few days, I have been suffering from an acute case of homesickness. When you’re living alone nearly 12,000 km (or 8000 miles) away from home, you have to get used to an occasional bout – but I’m … Continue reading

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Aunties and Uncles

I hadn’t realized how serious people in Toronto were about their brunch until I’d spent a few weekends here. The totally innocent question “Which is your favorite brunch place?” can spark off passionate debates that might never reach a satisfying … Continue reading

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Audrey Hepburn Cupcakes

“When I get… (the mean reds)… the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could … Continue reading

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Chez La Vieille’s Stuffed Tomatoes

To say that I like collecting books would be as big an understatement as saying Carrie Bradshaw likes collecting shoes. New, old, hardback, used, paperback – as my payload grew bigger and books started pouring out of the bookshelf, the … Continue reading

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A little taste of Poland: Café Polonez

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles… I learned this song in my third grade music class. I remember laboriously copying the unfamiliar yet lyrical words from the blackboard in my neat … Continue reading

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