It’s Monday (February 13, 2023)

Some things last week:

We haven’t had pho in months! Our usual place closed down and was taken over by another pho place but the reviews weren’t the best… so we didn’t try it. This one is relatively new I think? The broth was nice and they were generous with the beef slices. The husband had their chicken plate and said it was pretty good.
On Friday night, I went out with some moms (our kids are all in the mandarin immersion program and have known each other since kindergarten) to celebrate a birthday. We tried out a new Korean fusion place that’s only been open for a few weeks. It’s a very instagrammable place with nice wall decorations and lights, even an angel wing neon sign for photo taking.

The food was pretty good too. We had tteokbokki, a massive tonkotsu, kimchi fried rice, and their special fries that came with five sauces, hot Cheetos and and egg. In a town where most restaurants close before 10, it’s nice to have a place that’s open past midnight!

One pasta dish I come back to these days is a simple broccoli puree with cheddar. I served it with some panfried sausages
Something I’m working on – a small bag for a friend



Love is a Revolution – Renee Watson (Pictured with some mochi doughnuts)


Crash Course in Romance is still ongoing! Two episodes are released every weekend so we are making our way there. I’m also watching The Makanai, a Japanese drama about a teenaged girl who works as a cook for a geisha house. Her best friend is training to become a maiko or apprentice geisha.


Still working on The Sixth Extinction

Eating and Drinking:

I had a mochi doughnut for breakfast. Or rather, we cut each of those doughnuts up into quarters so we could each try the different flavours.


I was thinking of making some mashed potatoes, maybe bangers and mash? Maybe another day, I’ll cook some japchae (sweet potato noodles) and make some Korean spinach side dish (an easy way to use up your spinach and it keeps in the fridge for a few days).

Last week:

I read:

Charming As A Verb – Ben Philippe

I feel like I haven’t been reading much

I posted:

Library Loot (February 8 to 14, 2023)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


  1. I finally started The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter which won the Dublin Literary Award in 2022 and was the most borrowed book from Irish libraries last year. It’s historical fiction set in Algeria and France and really interesting because its about an aspect of their history no one ever talked about. It’s quite a long book though so it’ll probably take me all week to read.

    I do enjoy seeing your variety of food options, so incredibly diverse. 😊


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