Monday, July 9, 2007

june 27, 2007

I think that i've started food prep is a good thing.

I'v made miso soup, chef's salad, a japanese style salad, and more.
june 23, 2007

Motivation: the future

job: food prep

Environment: rainy, cold, but nice and powerfully scenic

gifts/purchases: some girl gave me some tacks, uncle hardolph gave me a swiss army knife, handmade wool hat, watch.

accomplishments: cutting hair, breakdanced at talent show, helped uncle move lots of wood.
june 17, 2007

I read today in a book called "the world's best food for health and long life"

-food mill
-bouillabaisse (fish soup)
-pecorino cheese

Mental state: tired but happy
June 16, 2007

Today, I got a virus. I went to eat lunch and Lindsay helped me out by making some food for me, apple sauce and banana.

Jeff told me to go to Kegimkujik park in nova scotia, island national park was also supposebly good.
June 7, 2007

Today I walked up deer trail to the upper lookout. It was fun.
June 5, 2007

Nothing to report really, got a rain jacket with a hood (supposebly hardolph thought I needed something more substancial) had a nice time with jamie in Campbell River, the town that i bought the coat in. I need to take my vitamins- i am grumpy.
June 4, 2007

Today, I really felt like I did well. The other kitchen staff played some music, perhaps it was ry cooder. (dancey stuff) Jesse, elizabeth and taryn were all good to be around. 11-730 is an interestin g shift. IT doesnt give me muche time but its goo fun. I'll have to make a note to write down my schedule. I keep forgetting when I have my shift. I was late on my second day. I was suppose to be ther at 830. I now have an alarm clock and only work that shift (630-230) once on a friday.

Chili Powder

June 3, 2007

Recipe for chili powder:

chili peppers
cumin
garlic
oregano
coriander
cloves
salt

-I went for a hike today near avalanche lake. We hiked for about 4 or 5 hours. I was able to find myself placing my steps artfully. We walked past a campsite, I did some interesting jumps before this. The trail was quite hilly we crossed many areas where streams had turned into rivers or the water had run off and moved gravel and rocks. There were sections where we had to balance on rocks or logs to cross the moved water. We brought cookies and oranges as snacks. Eventually, we reached a part with snow, it looked like a river had frozen but I was informed it was an avalanche because the snow was sp bumpy. Uncle Hardolph told me to follow his footprints, because if I fell, I would slide down into the stream below.

After the snow we wandered through the dense forest with fallen trees, moss covered boulders, and linger calls of an unknown bird. After climbing up a very steep slope, observed a mountain with water trickling down its surface. Losing track of what was the path and what was not determined the finiteness of our destination. We reached a small but overwhelming falls, not much force in the water but its diameter in the spray, the closeness of it. The noise.

We walked across a rather dangerously wet tree that had fallen over the results of the falling water. sat on it, dank and ate some oranges and then headed back. The return was quicker because there was more downhill./ i had good conversations with my cousin, freya. We ended up at home eating leftover sausages, sauce and rice.

After food my Uncle hardolph told his favourite "john story":

"we were up at the island and john wanted to get us all a treat (I was like 5 years old). So John was getting this coke or something in westport. (town near the island) and looking at this pop machine and I kind of thought this was a waste of his money. I started explaining the unit per volume cost of buying bulk which was more economically sensible. So, we were walking along and then we were right in front of the bulk cases of coke. So, I thought I had proved my point and John had agreed it was the right decision.. Then I turned around and saw John suddenly outside the store pumping his quarters and loonies as fast as he could into this pop machine."