Just because your fruit and veg aren’t perfect looking doesn’t mean they can’t be delicious. We just read that Loblaws is going to start selling imperfect & misshapen apples and potatoes at a discount to help curb food waste. While we wish they’d expand it to other fruits and veg, it’s a start. It reminded me of a small video about a grocer in France doing a similar thing. More stores should do it. (link)
I didn’t try fresh pineapple until I was 25 years old. I grew up on canned, which I hated. Who knew a fresh pineapple would taste completely different! Still, I always get a little nervous when I am buying a fresh pinapple because a bad one tastes terrible. Here is an awesome article on what you can do with a bad pineapple. (link)
A great little video that I found on Lifehacker. The moral of the video is that no matter what you eat, it’s usually healthier to cook for yourself then it is to let big companies prepare food for you.
Last week Nat and I had an opportunity to try out a newer restaurant in the Junction, Cantina, with some friends. It technically opened up in 2013 but we didn’t noticed it until last spring and have been waiting for an excuse to try it out. Having dinner with some good friends who we haven’t seen in a long time is always a good excuse.
We started off the meal with some homemade quac and chips and they didn’t last long. The guac was on the smooth side, where I prefer some lumps in my quac, but it was still good.
For mains, Nat ordered a couple tacos; the Al Pastor (marinated pork) and Verduna (corn and poblano rajas). She thought they were ok but a little hard to pick up due to sogginess. After taking a bite of what I had, she felt that my dish was the winner. I went for a bit more of a gluttonous dish and ordered a massive street-style burrito. I have a weakness for burritos and fill it with Mexican chorizo, top it with an egg… I’m in my happy place.
Overall the meal was really good and we would recommend it to anyone. We can’t wait to go back there.
GoPros are everywhere these days, even in a pot of boiling water.