My multi-day hiatus from posting was due to my abrupt decision to pack up and leave Ottawa—permanantly—for Toronto. It seemed like the right time, but after four years in Ottawa I had a fair number of in-person goodbyes to issue. This means making “goodbye” desserts (aka Something to Remember Me By) and multiple beers/coffees/dinners.
I find the best way to mitigate an awkward situation (like a goodbye chat that would otherwise end in “Er, have a nice life?”) is to make cupcakes. So all my fave professors, admin, and friends in the Science Faculty at the U of O got Golden Vanilla Cupcakes (from VCTOTW) with Buttercream Frosting (also from VCTOTW) with Nucleus symbols hand-painted on the top:
I made 24 of these puppies and got pretty great responses. This is seriously as elaborate as my desserts get.
My friend Michael and I went to dinner at the East African Restaurant, where I had the Yemisr Wot (lentil stew served on a spongy bread) and a green salad. It was sooo filling, but I forgot my camera. I also forgot my camera for the grilled veggie wrap + fries that I had at the Royal Oak on the campus with my friend Frank.
For my last night, O.B. and I went to Milestone’s downtown, which is perched on an enviable escarpment near the Chateau Laurier and the Byward Market. Great view, great crowd, and GREAT drinks and food.
Thai Noodle Salad with Artichoke Hearts
I’ve got a bunch of photos to post from this week, but stay tuned for my adventures in veganism in Toronto. For now… unpacking :-( :-(