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Rose L.
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Pizza Chicken Pesto Caesar Salad Sammich

Happy Friday everyone!!! What's your plans for the weekend? I'm going to see my first Burlesque show tomorrow!

So, for dinner tonight, I took all of my favourite ingredients and made a delicious sammich!

I had some left over chicken breast that I tossed in Pesto sauce with parmesan cheese. I threw the chicken in the microwave so that the parmesan cheese thoroughly melts. I spread Caesar dressing on the bread, layered slices of tomatoes on top. I then added mix lettuces and finished it off with the chicken pesto! mom nom nom

The sammich oozes with flavors and tastes as good as it look!

If you didn't know, Rose makes delicious sammich!
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Sweet zesty pork

I wanted to challenge myself and incorporate wine into my cooking. I made a sear pork chops with sauté sweet peppers and enoki mushrooms in a reduced white wine and lemon rosemary sauce.

Ingredients:
1/4 bottle of White wine
4 garlic cloves
1/8 cup of butter
3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 sweet peppers sauté with sea salt and black peppers
Enoki mushrooms
4 pork chops
Chicken stock
3 stems of Fresh rosemary
Lemon zest
1 lemon wedge
1 chilli
Fish sauce

Instructions
°Over medium heat, melt butter; add olive oil, garlic and rosemary.
°Place pork chops on the frying pan and sear until slightly golden brown (80% cooked).
°Take the pork chops out and let the pan cool down. Once cool, add white wine, chicken stock, chilli, lemon zest and juice and let the sauce reduce in medium heat. Add fish sauce or salt to the sauce until a balanced flavour is achieved.
°Before the sauce is fully reduced, add enoki mushrooms. The mushrooms will cook and soak up the sauce.
°Add the sear pork chops and sauté sweet peppers. Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Review
I am quite surprised at how delicious this dish is and how well it turned out. The pork was juicy from the sauce, the enoki was so flavorful! The white wine reduced to this aromatic oak sweetness that got enhanced by a mild lemon tartness.

I didn't let the pan cool down and added the wine right away. The wine bubbled and splattered everywhere!

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8/24/15
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Omelette for dinner!

I had some baby arugula that I wanted to use up before it grows old. Considering it's Sunday and I felt lazy, I decided to make an omelette. I added sauté sweet peppers, baby arugula and parmesan cheese! Also drizzled siracha before wrapping the omelette up!

What are you having for dinner?
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If you've never been to the Evergreen Brickwork, I would highly recommend that you do!
Discovering Evergreen Brickwork

One on of my runs, I stumbled upon the Evergreen Brickwork. I found a gem in the middle of of the city. This is my photo documentary on the Evergreen Brickwork.

The Evergreen Brickwork reclaimed 20 acres of abandoned land from a century old Brick factory. The factory sits between the Don Valley Ravine and the DVP on Bayview and is now a heritage site. The objective of Evergreen Brickwork is to show that you can live sustainable in an urban city.

During the 20 years the factory was abandoned, graffiti artists made the place their home. Instead of erasing the graffiti off the walls, they have been left to show that turbulent part of the factory's history. I simply love looking at the graffiti as it adds characters to the factory.

There's a lot of activities going on during the week with jazz music and campfires. On the weekend, there's a farmer market!

If you are in the area, I'd definitely recommend that you check out the Evergreen Brickwork.

For more information: http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/evergreen-brick-works/visitor-info/history/

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8/22/15
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Discovering Evergreen Brickwork

On one of my runs, I stumbled upon the Evergreen Brickwork. I found a gem in the middle of of the city. This is my photo documentary on the Evergreen Brickwork.

The Evergreen Brickwork reclaimed 20 acres of abandoned land from a century old Brick factory. The factory sits between the Don Valley Ravine and the DVP on Bayview and is now a heritage site. The objective of Evergreen Brickwork is to show that you can live sustainable in an urban city.

During the 20 years the factory was abandoned, graffiti artists made the place their home. Instead of erasing the graffiti off the walls, they have been left to show that turbulent part of the factory's history. I simply love looking at the graffiti as it adds characters to the factory.

There's a lot of activities going on during the week with jazz music and campfires. On the weekend, there's a farmer market!

If you are in the area, I'd definitely recommend that you check out the Evergreen Brickwork.

For more information: http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/evergreen-brick-works/visitor-info/history/

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8/22/15
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Rosé Pasta with sauté Portobello mushrooms

At the local grocery store, I saw a pack of portobello mushrooms on clearance for $1!!! I inspected the mushrooms and they were still fresh! Portobello mushrooms are expensive, so I rarely get to cook with them.

I sauté the mushrooms with onions and garlic, seasoned with fresh black peppers and Normandy Sea salt. I sprinkle some parmesan on top of the mushrooms.

I saute and reduced 6 diced vine tomatoes and added a sweet pepper with rosemary, bay leaves chili and thymes. Everything is fresh except bay leaves. I added a few teaspoons of Alfredo sauce to give the sauce some body.

Pasta sauce is flavorful and has a nice spicy kick to it. The garlic and onions added flavour to the portobello mushrooms and they were meaty, earthy and delicious.

Hoping you had an amazing culinary adventure!
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There she blows!!

Hancock and her calf joined us soon after!

I can now cross whale watching off my bucket list!
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Atlantic Ocean - an hour out from Boston

No whale spotted
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Rose's Boston Adventure
Pauli's

I wanted to go to Neptune but it's an hour wait! Starving @ lunch...I saw that Pauli's has good reviews. Ordered the Lobster Roll Sandwich. Lobster was fresh! I like the sweetbread with the mayo sauces adds to the flavours of the Lobster.
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01/08/2015
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Rose's Traveling Adventure
Boston here I come!

Good bye Worechester! I enjoyed what little time i spent in this quaint town! Union Station is such a pretty building with the sun hitting the limestone.

2 hours until I get into Boston! I'm so excited! I'm hoping I can catch some needed Zzzz's before then!

I had some Internet woes when I entered the USA. I have unlimited US data roaming with my phone plan but I couldn't call or use the data on my phone! OMG! What a nightmare! When I was finally able to use a phone and called my carrier... It turned out, I didn't have my roaming turned on! facepalm Hopefully I don't have anymore of these ditzy moments!
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