Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 2, or Mr Boots Laments the Rain

It's been a very, very rainy day today and it's just as well since I'm feeling a little under the weather myself.

No walks today, hopefully tomorrow.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The re:365 Project - Take Two, Day One

I finally remembered to throw my camera into my bag today when I went out to the shops to buy ingredients for supper. I find myself saying "I wish I had my camera" almost every time I'm out. (I wish in a way that I had a cell phone with a camera, but that would involve having a cell phone in the first place.)

So on my little walk this afternoon I decided that I should attempt to do a 365 again as a twofold sort of project - one, to get out of the house more often and two, to take more photographs. My anxiety has been acting up the past few weeks so getting out of the house as much as possible will be a good therapy.

This photo was taken in the parking lot outside my building. The arrow points up to a light standard. I'm not sure who's watching, or where they're watching, from but I hope they enjoy the view.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Breakfast For Dinner Of Champions

Alright, I'm back from my self-imposed seasonal depression sabbatical -- because the last thing the internet needs is more self pitying blog posts, amiright? Anyway, Randy and I were making thee best breakfast-for-dinner meal this weekend when I realized that I hadn't put together a blog post in a while so I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures before we sat down to eat.

I could probably eat breakfast 3x a day... and sometimes I do. (Although I'm not sure if Koala Crisp counts as a meal.) We forgot it was a holiday weekend and so instead of fighting our way through the Safeway we just raided the fridge & freezer and threw together a delicious meal.

Scrambled Tofu w/ Bacon

Mmm. Bacon. That part was pretty straight forward - we had half a pack of bacon in the freezer so I zapped it in the microwave for about a minute so I could peel it apart before putting it in the frying pan. We had two batches of bacon to cook so that took the same time as the tofu.

I buy prepressed organic tofu so I skip the whole pressing under a plate step but if you buy water packed tofu make sure you press it for half an hour first. I like to use firm or extra firm. Medium works too but it's a bit mushy. Pour a tbsp or so of oil in the pan (we use canola) and crumble your brick of tofu into the pan while heating it over medium-high. I don't measure any of my ingredients, it's all to preference. Add in about 1 tbsp of tumeric and mix it up so your tofu turns a nice bright yellow colour. This won't last so enjoy it while you can.

Next throw in anything you have in your crisper, I added some green onion & green pepper. Anything watery, like tomatos, should be added right at the end. I seasoned it with some garlic, onion powder and the best part, soy sauce. I use gluten free low sodium soy sauce so I really pour it on, but if you had a nice dark sauce you could use a lot less. I'm a bit of a soy sauce addict hence the brown scramble.. but it's delicious!

You can cook it until it's heated up and browned a little bit, serve it with bacon (or any veg side dish) and you've got yourself a delicious & super easy breakfast-for-dinner.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thank You Thank You Thank You

Last month I was one of the lucky winners of The Rik Rak Studios Eco Week Giveaways! I won a beautiful hand woven recycled rug from the extremely talented Pegg of Five Forty.

This was exciting for a number of reasons, one of which was the fact that Pegg is also from Northern Ontario. There's a special connection between everyone I've ever met from the Lake Superior region, I think it has to do with the water and trees and rocks. Being far away now it's always nice to find a little bit of home. Pegg has a beautiful shop full of hand woven rugs and handmade jewelry.

Mr Boots especially enjoys the new rug!

Thanks so much to both Pegg, for the beautiful rug, and RikRak Studio for hosting such fun giveaways. Be sure to visit both of their shops to look at all the eco lovelies they have for sale!