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2013 has been a hectic year for me (it is still currently the case!), with the end of my bachelor degree, my constant commuting between Montreal and Ottawa for work and other irrelevant details of my life.
Living with other people than my fiancé has forced me to cook for one person only: me. Do you know how hard it is to cook for one person only and not have vegetables perishing in your refrigerator? Also, because I did not like staying in my apartment in Ottawa during evenings, the probabilities I cooked decent meals were close to null: frozen vegetables, instant noodles and dried couscous became my best buddies.
I could also give numerous excuses to justify my absence from this blog. It can be quickly summarize into three reasons explaining why nothing has been published since February (in French!):
- Lack of time to cook meals that were worth mentioning on the blog. Seriously, no one would have been interested to look at pictures of instant noodles with peas or frozen veggies with couscous.
- I’m broke. No, actually, I didn’t want to spend money in restaurants and critique them. And when I did have the money and did go to the restaurant to eat, I did not have my camera with me. Unlike in Montreal where I walked and used the bus and metro, I would ride my bicycle to circulate in Ottawa and there’s nothing more stressful than to carry precious and fragile objects on a bike when you’re as clumsy as I am.
- I’m the Queen of Procrastination. That’s it. With capital letters. And a crown. Tiaras are for wusses.
It looks awful and disgusting… however, considering my appreciation of their rice porridge that I ate two years ago in Shanghai and that I absolutely loved, I have to admit I’m quite intrigued by the concept. Corn soup is so popular in Japan, being even declined as a popsicle. Deep-frying this delicacy was obviously the next step. After all, if we can deep-fry Coca-Cola, ice cream and Snickers bars, why not corn soups… *please hear the sarcasm here…*
OK, I won’t be able to lose my extra 13 pounds if I try this horror, nor will we save the world from the epidemic obesity…