joined on 10/21/06
last updated 12/10/07
i'm a freak, love me or hate me, i don't care what you think!
i come from a place i called home, to a world full of a pinks, and it seems you all are caught within the web of the con and rarely see beyond it all, despite your claims of betterment, equality and the greater good, you're all the same...and eventually you become the con itself, enforcing and rewriting the rules as you see fit.
human idealism dies between the ages of 26 and 30. meaning those who are beyond that life marker and still fight back, must be like me, a mutant in a world of full soulsucking slack vampires, out to make you one of them.
pra "bob" and give me all your money, now!
the last few months have been insane.
Wed, July 18, 2007 - 1:35 PM
i wonder how i've managed to keep it together but then again maybe i haven't at all.
marks dad passed away on may 28th.
dealing with his family has been a mindblowing experience... what a bunch of selfish inconsiderate assholes, i'm so glad we won't have to be dealing with them again anytime soon. i know death breeds the worst in people, but it's such a shock to see the greed and nastiness humans are capable of. makes you examine yourself in alot of new ways.
i moved out of my fabulous mold encrusted bachelorette pad into a huge space in james bay... co-habitating with a yeti takes quite a bit of adjustment.
summer seems to have just started and now it's almost the end of july... where has the time gone?
theres so much more going on, i just can't seem to find words to express it all...
hope your summers are joyful!
ever have everything in your world becomes crystal clear?
Tue, February 13, 2007 - 3:56 AM
a series of epiphones? where everything you've struggled with falls into place, and rather than wandering around in a daze of the person you thought you were, and the person you are, and the person you fear most all fades and finally you exist as the best you you can be?
suddenly you awake to see the world as it really is, a sad beautiful place where you can cherish the bitter sweet?
i started a new gig last week. not the fancy restaurant, and not a bullshit money maker, just a gig where i get to interact with the beautiful, wise, the sad, the joyous, the forgetful... a place where i can examine my world without the expectations and the stigmas i hold myself too. that was, afterall why i moved to the island, to reinvent, to rediscover, to change the way i absorb, live, breathe and love.
in a cabin in parksville, 13 days ago, i became the best me i have ever been.
there were no fireworks, no special extenuating circumstances, no chemical enduced euphoria, and no cute male or female that brought this on.
something just changed.
all the pieces fit and everything has been equivocally falling into place perfectly, ever since.
for those of you who have known me throughout my lifetime, and my newer friends,
Hi, I'm Mel, I kick ass, and it's awesome to meet you!
awesome job wants a sample menu...
Thu, January 18, 2007 - 5:38 PM
what do you think?
devilgirls mid winter 7 course tasting menu
french onion port soup garnished with gruyère and pork cracklin's
roasted fennel, golden beet and boccocini stacks with and myer lemon oil drizzel
crispy duck w/. pumpkin crepes and blood orange rosemary compote
winter vegetable and asiago souffle
mango glazed pork loin on a bed of sauteed wild spinach
cognac flambeed prawns with yogurt and grated buddahs hand citron.
chocolate beet cake w/. rose infused creme fresh, baked sweet dumpling squash w/. blueberries, ube flan
so concept time...
Tue, November 21, 2006 - 11:50 AM
old family recipes accompanied with the story of how i learned to make them, i know, i know, total maya angelou rip off....but one thing i've noticed is totally lacking in cookbooks is canadian cuisine, so unless you're watching michael smith cook, or have the cash to fly to susur and eat his gastronomic perfection and buy his $100 piece of art cookbook, or can afford to eat at sooke harbour house...
you're pretty much SOL when it comes to canada and food. we have little to no cultural food identity.... but ever local has specialties... and an amazing cross section of ethnically diverse foods make up our map, mch like our country.
and my childhood was pretty bunk, bizzare, and non traditional (or maybe a 100 years after it's time, making it too traditional) anyhow, that's idea one
idea two is pretty rad...
seems that the majority of my male acquaintance are at a loss for eating option at home... grocery store challenged, when they attempt to cook, the call me begging to be the saviour to the $30 worth of raw foods they've manged to turn to mush, burn, or can't seem to cook. seeing as the majority of my male acquaintances are upwardly mobile, employed, probable work a holics with no time , the only simple solution to making them eat a consant diet of tim hortons , drive thru, pizzas and subway.... is teaching them all the basics of grocery shopping, menu planning, and the art of creating simple dietary balanced meals that appear to have taken hours to prepare (yes chicks like guys who can cook things other than ramen noodles, kraft dinner and spagetti, and also if you cook, you don't have to do the dishes) and self serving to a point, if i find ya all chicks then i'm not being hounded about "how do i get a coffee stain off my fred perry?", or "where do i go to buy shoes, towels ,sheets", not to mention securing a career for myself, that does not involve kissing peoples asses.... or compromising on my moral fibre.
anyone with the hootzpa to try and steal this idea...i wish you luck, i've already sent my submission for a show to all the appropriate networks.... and honestly unless you're me, it ain't ever gonna work for you.
sign up now for "cooking for the gastronomically challenged"
fees will be decided after the initial interview, and will be determined on a case to case basis.
indivual classes begin in may 2007
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