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Backyard Farming
October 25, 2009, 1:26 pm
Filed under: food for thought, no it's just food, Gardening

No, I don’t actually own a farm in my backyard, but I do have a very modest tomato plant in a box next to my plum tree. I didn’t actually plant the seed and watch my tomato plant grow, rather I took it up for adoption from my molecular biology summer course laboratory practical. I never actually knew how hairy the stems were until that lab. That particular lab involved shaving some of the tomato hairs on the plant and examining them on a slide. I remember seeing cytoplasmic streaming and Brownian motions of cells in the hairs. I think that would be the only highlight of the lab.

Lots of these “shaved” tomato plants were left over so I decided to take on home also except…before it got to find a nice little place in my backyard, I left it in one of the lockers at the athletic centre. I hadn’t realized until the next time I decided to hit the swimming pool (which was about 3 days) and was about to “mourn” the death of my tomato plant. Turns out it was fine. Very anticlimactic. Dug a hole next to my plum tree and planted it in. Now there’s more than 4 stems growing out from this single tomato plant. It has bore so many babies of various sizes. They’re mostly green at the moment because they haven’t ripened yet. I don’t even know how this process works. I think I’ll need to hit up some gardening books. Although I am quite proud of myself for growing my first tomato plant, I’m not quite sure if they’re edible or not. You’ll know if there’s a next post.

La Bamboche
October 15, 2009, 11:04 pm
Filed under: food for thought, no it's just food

Finally reunited with Amy whom I haven’t seen in ages since our fond memories with BIO240 & 241 together during the summer. On a terribly rainy Friday afternoon, she took me to this extremely pleasant and delicious patesserie just located south of Yonge & Eglinton, La Bamboche. A unique fusion of French & Japanese pastries. They really have an awesome collection of sweets there that can cater to both the people with their sweet tooth and those that would settle with a little less sugar.

I decided to have one of their pistachio macarons

Amy opted for something she hasn’t tried yet which simply looked too beautiful to eat

I had also had a spinach croissant that was one of the best I’ve had so far. I haven’t tried the ones from Pusateri’s so my judgement is still a bit biased since I’ve only eaten one’s from Tim Hortons and Starbucks. It was a great way to spend an afternoon, sippping tea, sharing crafty project ideas, and just catching up in general. This will be my new to enjoy my afternoons after the midterm wave is over.

La Bambouche (Check out their website: http://www.labamboche.ca)

To my bestfriend.
October 14, 2009, 8:21 pm
Filed under: Life, Love

There is something beautiful about buying your bestfriend a cake to celebrate and show how proud you are of them for standing up for themselves.

“Sometimes the best gifts are when there are no special occasions” – Ted Wu

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