For the Love of LIFE, slow down.

You know, food never lacks enticement for me. But yet, I can never will myself to post regularly. The possible reason being laziness & life > desire to post.

I love how food brings people together, it is the backbone of cultures and should be conceptualized in that way. Preparing food, enjoying food, and passing on great tradition in cooking, is a lovely way to connect between generations when nothing else seems to connect us. Some of my best memories and conversations surround a great meal with my favourite people. I feel though, that in our everyday lives we don't make enough time for these moments. Just the fact that I feel I never have time to post is evidence that I don't set aside enough time for more important things, like sharing meals with friends.

This past weekend, B&M had me over at their friends Margot and Paul's place. Together, I think we span three different generations, but let me tell you about our meal. Starting with the sushi rolls. It was hearty, with Irish-styled potatoes par boiled, seasoned and roasted in the oven. Steaks grilled to perfection and cinnamon rhubarb cake, from the garden! We hung out in their dimly lit gazebo toasty, warm and well fed. It was such a great time to learn about other people and connect over stories and experience. This is why I feel food brings people together. (have I told you how I have wanted a gazebo since i was five?) - I should also mention that we were surrounded by four big black furry bouviers :) 20110825-094736.jpg

Anyhow, I came across these videos that are filmed so it makes food even more sexy than it already is - dreamy, whimsical.

Watch and let me know which one you like.

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ribboned asparagus salad from tiger in a jar on Vimeo.

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beet cake from tiger in a jar on Vimeo.