Three weeks ago, there were finals.
Two weeks ago, I was on a plane headed home for Vancouver.
One week ago, I was on another plane headed for Miami sunshine.
Yesterday, I flew back to Montreal.
And tomorrow, classes start again.
Now, entering my final semester of undergrad, I’m equipped with a receding tan, fifteen hours of on-flight movies watched, a new hair dryer and a fond memory of all the holiday food consumed. Like crispy pork and lamb hotpot in Vancouver, fresh ceviche and local lobster in Miami, and a Reuben pizza and cheesy garlic bread in Montreal. Final exams not withstanding, the past few weeks have been
And while this break may not have helped me narrow down any major life choices for the coming year, it does leave me with some exciting ideas for what to prepare for future meals. On my list of things to be re-created are a curried chicken salad on some fluffy couscous that I had at the outdoors Cafe at Books & Books on Lincoln Rd, Miami. And a salad of mixed greens topped with fresh mango, goat cheese, black beans, avocado and grilled shrimp. As well as tender braised beef with black rice and beans that was served at a local food stand in Biscane Bay, Miami.
So if 2012 is anything like 2011, there will definitely be some good food to be had along the way.
Happy New Year!