I made crepes for Mom today. She made noises about wanting crepes a couple of weeks ago.
I made apple sauce with apples from TB’s back yard and some from Parkbridge. Definitely not as sweet as some would like it.
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I’m drinking Oolong tea these days. I did a search on Ask.com. According to Caffeine Informer, the average cup of Oolong has 37mg of caffeine. My Starbucks Americano (tall) has 150mg. And their Pike Place – I was surprised at this – has a whopping 235mg of caffeine! Good gawd. So this is why I’m switching to tea as my “second cup”. Eventually I plan to go without caffeine.
You probably don’t know this, but my nickname from way back is Oolong. The Wife gave that to me. Why? I still don’t know, but it’s probably because it sounds like Allan in some languages & cultures. Good enough reason to switch to tea.
Happy birthday to me.
Not for a few days, but soon.
During my days looking for employment daily and practising engineering & architectural stuff, I sometimes head to a coffee shop. There’s one close by called Good Earth. Nice surroundings, nice enough people. The coffee’s not fantastic – a bit on the weak side – but good enough. Free refill. Good scones. I commented to a server that the music playing was good. Then, 10 minutes later, a person in the back turned it to something else – “You’re no good, you’re no good, you’re no good, baby you’re no good,” repeated the lyrics over and over and over and … <sigh> I left. I used to go to Starbucks (MMDS), but there are so many flies there that it makes it impossible to concentrate on anything I’m doing. The coffee is always good. Yesterday I went to the Starbucks downtown. Also good coffee. I once waited about 20 minutes for a coffee at The Penny Coffee House. Good coffee, nice enough surroundings, but so busy that it took forever. I couldn’t complain because the staff are all working full-tilt. But sometimes it’s just nicer to sit at home and continue working. Cheaper, too, for someone not employed. Unfortunately, staying in the house all day makes the day drag on.
Man, I miss food. I mean food from all over. Friends and I went out to Dono Sushi a bit ago. I had a bowl of spicy udon noodles, and we shared some sushi.
“Kimbap!” K found kimbap on the menu! “What kind of kimbap?” I asked. He laughed. “Just kimbap,” he said. We had some of that, some salmon sushi, and … (and here is where I got excited) … kimchi!!!
I asked the server if they had any. It’s not on the menu, but yes. Now I know why. It’s rare that I have kimchi this terrible. It wasn’t good. I have no idea what was wrong with it. It was just … bad.
There was a vibrating buzzing noise in the restaurant. The service was friendly but slow. The noodles were very good. The sushi was very good. But …
Anyone out there know where to get good kimchi in Southern Alberta?