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no beaver, not a one

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there was a lot going on today

the setting up for the big Canada Day celebrations

on parliament hill, were in full swing

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streets were already being blocked off

hardly a car on streets that are usually very busy

I did look,  I even stood on tippy toes

not a beaver was to be seen

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it was early when we landed downtown

on Bank street,not far from Gladstone

I couldn’t resist taking a picture

of these great old buildings

those of you who know Ottawa

know that we are just an oldie but goodie

with history and interesting

architecture to create the ambience that is

Ottawa

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there could have been a beaver

lurking behind one of those windows

but.. somehow I doubt it.

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a friend was getting her first tattoo

no .. not a beaver

the gal shown here, is the very talented

tattoo artist

Samantha Read

@ The Ink Spot

429 Bank Street, Ottawa

beaver

and no Beaver Tail was eaten during

the making of this blog.

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for more info on the “beaver tail”  you can visit

Beaver Tails Wikipedia

If you are celebrating Canada Day,

enjoy a beaver tail

I have yet to taste on !

really

=^_^=

Taste, delight & savour

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Sauted black fungus and mixed vegetables…The veggies are done just right, with a  crispness to them, and the sauce is light not drowning in starch and sugars. Looks good, and it is.

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There is a whole array of salads too, some very nice ones, but I skip those,  in the background you see, just beyond the  customer is a whole delight of cooked dishes.  There is a plate of scallops that my friends delight in, they are plump lightly breaded with not a hint of “fried”  Next to that dish, you will find the  different noodle dishes and I believe that is where the fried rice is for the North American taste buds.  BUT to the right of that customer, is also two dishes that I find hard to resist, One is green beans stir fried and tossed with a few sesame seeds, I pile as much of that as I can over my other goodies.  In front of that dish is a mixed veggie dish that I supplement my other choices with.

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From this side of my plate, you can see the green beans, and the crisp broccoli, on the top to the left is salt and pepper fish, the dumpling on the right there is a pot sticker, and under the broccoli is a small piece  salt and pepper pork .. the stick you see, holds a wonderfully roasted piece of chicken, moist and succulent.

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This side of my plate shows you the  larger helping of black fungus and veggies.   Buried under all of that is freshly steamed Basa fish, a nice big slab of it. Note, no rice, no noodles. You can’t see it, but I likely have a couple of sushi there too.  They have a good sushi cook and serve some traditional sushi, not North American …

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All this side of that round server going around to the right there, where the customers are, is DESSERT.   The counter on the right is where the steamed or baked fish dishes are. You can not see that portion because of the back of the bench.  Sorry.. behind the bench is another serving area, of ice creams. Off to the left or other dishes, and the server behind the benches on the left, holds the soups, and more steamed dumplings and Chinese steamed spare ribs in a garlic and black bean sauce.

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You are witness …. I did have dessert.  that cake  or whatever it is on the left is to die for.. it melts in your mouth, it is like a whipped cream, only the colour of pistachio.. the square on the right is mouth drooling tasty, it looks innocent, but oh wow it is good, and so is that silly looking cup of  what you think is a little bit of pudding,  I’m not usually a dessert person, so I cannot tell you what they are, just that I will go back for more.  The little macaroon didn’t stand a chance next to the other goodies, it was good, but… hands down on the green whatever it was.( looked like a cake)

All this to say….. seize the moment………live each day making choices that you will enjoy….. choose wisely, but get out there,  try new challenges..  

In Pl, we have a Principle, PL Principle #13  – Concerning food, I will not have complaints, likes and dislikes, nor preferences; nor will I overeat, over drink,nor eat irregularly

Not easy peasy all the time to follow… in this case… I did my best to choose wisely, I didn’t waste, I ate what I picked, taking only a bit of this and that, meant that should something not please my palate, I could still eat it.. and I do try different dishes.  Some I do not have because I won’t like them, but because I know they will affect my sugar levels.  Eating moderately means that I can enjoy these buffets, and not suffer later.

Delight in what you eat.

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

 

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no, really

China @dawn,Yuanyang,Yunnan (Rosanna Leung on Flicr)

I see  a decadent dessert

-no! come on  really…

yes, really I do

-how can you see dessert

this is China @ dawn

-hmmm can’t you see

the rich moist chocolate

covered with sweet mocha icing

topped with big chunks of dark chocolate ?

-no I can’t,

ah, that’s too bad, it looks yummy to me..

what do YOU see….. 

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

natural delights

dates

While shopping the other day, I walked past a sample tray with out a second glance.  It was only after I’d walked down a ways that I realized that what I had seen was a display of dates and peanut butter. Totally taken back by this combination, I went back for a proper look and to talk to the young man who as manning the sample booth.  He informed me that only part of the ingredients were there since the raw pecan halves had not arrived in time for the demonstrations.

The appetizer was to have been stuffed Medjool dates with peanut butter and a piece of pecan .   The dates are cut in half, the pit taken out, and then the half is stuffed with peanut butter and topped with a pecan half.  I guess I had without consciously doing so, made a face.  I just couldn’t picture the taste of date with peanut butter.  The young man smiled and offered me a sample to taste.  Being the polite woman that I am, I took it said thank you and walked away.  Not wanting him to see me when I tasted what I thought would be a disaster.

Surprise, never mind that dates are a source of energy, fibre, magnesium and contain potassium, the combination of date and peanut butter was mouth-watering delicious.  Just thinking about it, makes we want to go and make a couple.

dates, peanut butterI’ve since learned that dates are used in many vegan diets, and the combination of dates and peanut butter is not unusual at all, in fact it is a combination loved by many.  There are a lot of recipes on Pinterest and other sites using that combination. I was the one who was walking around ignorant of this sweet treasure.

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A tasty reminder to be aware of what is around you, be open to new possibilities, try something new, expand your horizons, you just never know, what new experience will bring a new “happy” into your world.

Date squares were always one of my favourite desserts, I don’t bake, eventually over the years, the date disappeared from my mind and diet.  Guess what is coming back..   =^_^=

Namaste     –      Oyashikiri

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