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I live in an apartment that is north of the picture of building in the far left. That brownish coloured place is the Granville Campus where I will be spending most of my degree.
The red brick building is the alliance atlantic film building.
The black building one on the right is called the port campus. On the waterfront of halifax, near the seaport where cruiseships arrive, but is also close to farmers market, and the boardwalk.
Soon the farmers market should be moving next to it! I hope this happens, i will go there often.
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I live on maynard st, which you can see is in the top left corner. In the bottom right is the port, and on duke st is the granville campus.
Most of my time is spent...
making meals/bread! ( a great pleasure of mine)
-fish with vegetables
-goat cheese on spelt bread
-homemade oatmeal granola
-chicken, apples and onions sauteed with rice
Working at the school
-Do homework!! (this is lots of time)
-library, finding books
-working in the metal shop ( i made a steel shelf!)
-going to writing for the arts, paint print, wood shop or computer class
On my Spare time
- I read books in my apartment while sipping tea such as authors like michael pollen, thoughtful journalistic narratives/memoirs. I also have some other self sufficiency, cookbooks and a few good novels like Knut Hamsen's "Growth of the Soil"
-i buy books (i have too many!!)
-I go shopping for groceries (I digress: also do too much ^_^)
- I go skateboarding
-I attend dance parties once in a while- this i enjoy very much.
-ride my bicycle everywhere! (such as the night i attended critical mass, a bike parade)
I hope this gives you an idea of my living life.
-takk fyrir, for reading.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
job: finding one, or installing a patio for my mum
Environment: warmish, with lots of mosquitoes
gifts/purchases: I bought an icelandic book called 'the fish can sing', a moleskine sketchbook
accomplishments: overcoming fears, maturing- that kind of thing
Monday, April 7, 2008
Here is some spelt bread I made with 100 percent whole grain flour and a sourdough starter, it was pretty exciting that it rose because of some wild yeast caught in the air. Or so I hope... :)
Here is potato caraway bread, yes this is a big loaf. Its a easter european recipe. About 7 cups of white wheat flour with a bit of spelt. You could use this as a pillow. "_"
Sliced, bread. Yummy. Sweet, and different... carraway tastes interesting.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Here is a stew I made:
"Warming Spinach Pepper Beef Stew"
1 pound stewing beef (all of the ingredients could be less or more, these are estimates as I just added what i had)
Fry this over medium heat with a table spoon of olive oil and a splash of water. When brown and cooked inside, turn up to medium high and add 1/4 cup of red wine. Reduce for a minute or so. Taste the brown liquid for a sweet flavour, with no alcoholic taste.
A this point boil 1 cup of rice. So it is ready.
1. Chop 3/4 of a cup white cabbage
cube 1/4 of a acorn squash
make largish cubes of 1/2 a red pepper
cut a red onion in half and slice 1 half into half rings.
chop 2 cups of spinach. (a big pile on the cutting board)
Peel and finely chop 2 cloves of garlic, grate 1/4 inch piece of ginger, 3 table spoons of parsley
into a bowl.
Add 1/4 teaspoon sambal oelek or fresh finely chopped chili
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Mix these around and set aside.
2. Put cabbage and squash in 1 bowl, put peppers and onions in another.
Put cooked beef with spinach on top in a bowl.
3. Fry on Medium the cabbage/squash in the pot with 1 tablespoon oil, and enough water to keep things moving (couple of tablespoons every 5 minutes?).
This could go on for 11-15 minutes, testing the squash when you think it is soft enough to eat.
4. Add the peppers and onions. Cook until peppers are sweet tasting, 5-10 minutes.
5. Add spice mixture and mix around for 1 minute on medium, then bring it down to low or turn off the burner and put a lid on it. Serve when rice/people are ready.
Here, karolina is smiling nicely for a photograph. We assume she must be looking at bread :) so happy.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I carved this spoon out in british columbia. I bought some gouges and a knife and sandpaper and have recently used a beeswax finish on it.
The wood is from the property surrounding strathcona park lodge. I worked there as a cook, its actually where I learned to make naan. Oh that naan, blissful wheat bread. Muah.
The wood is maple, I am not sure specifically. Its quite hard though. If you scratch it, its hard to sand off.
Its pretty sweet, i'm glad I can make spoons.