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February 23rd, 2007 (02:13 pm)
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So, yeah. I feel like I haven't been writing too much in here lately beyond announcing... that can't be right, I remember using the "nothing" tag a fair amount. Oh well, just me and my weird memory. ^^;;

I did something weird to my LJ inbox so anyone who commented a few days or more ago and is expecting a reply (or not expecting one), umm... sorry, give me a bit more time. I know there's one that was asking a question that I need to find again. (Yes, those replies that need a bit more time to answer usually gets answered when I have time to sit with it rather than on the fly.) >.<;



FSU and I went to Manuel Latruwe's Patisserie and Bread Shop on Wednesday... >.<;; I'm hoping it won't be a weekly pilgrimage. The pastries are *wonderful*. Looking for info on the web, it seems like the ice creams are supposed to be quite good too. Since we can't have ice cream, I might see about picking up one of their sorbets instead. People in Japan and Europe can definitely ignore me. Likewise Quebecers can too. You guys *have* really good patisseries, but I'm not sure where I can get the equivalent here. The local bakeries in this neighbourhood or major strip malls aren't on that level although I'm not familiar with the minor strip malls. Our haul this week included almond croissants, vanilla croissants, lemon tart, and caramel flan IIRC.

The almond croissant was very surprising, I kept puzzling over it. There was no strong sense of almond paste or anything, but it was definitely almondy and a croissant. I'm curious what their choco croissant will be like! The vanilla croissant is *filled* with vanilla custard... oh yum! It's like a giant cream puff the way I fill them and definitely needed to be eaten with a fork. ^o^ The custard wasn't too sweet although maybe a hint sweeter than I usually make it. Then there was the lemon tart and flan. The tart was really nice although I was hoping for a bit more tartness (I like tart tarts :P ) and the caramel flan... *___* If I weren't set on getting creme brulee next time (assuming it's not sold out), I'd be sorely tempted to get this again. There are a number of other sweets and there are a number of breads there as well, so I'm looking forward to trying the rest of their products. Supposedly they have Belgian Waffles on Sat's, but I can't see me hauling myself all that way for them. >.<;; We'll see.


I sort of feel like kicking myself for not bothering to go there all these years. >.<;

Next week we might try the Montreal Bagel shop. :P Another shop we've driven past for years but never stopped in at. (Actually, this one's awkwardly located in that it's hard to get back into traffic from there. :/

Which reminds me, I have to look up cooking lamb (int. temp, herbs to use). I vaguely remember throwing a bunch of rosemary and peppercorns into the mortar and pestle last time.

I guess today's all food? Oh my. ^^;

Edited to add the following stuffs:

Oh yeah! Now I remember why I wanted to post. ^^; A little(? big?) GH fanart site that I always like to drop in at. I don't know when they last updated, and they have lots of small comic strips that most folks probably can't read but... :P Anyhow, anything marked with a red star will be spoiler stuffs, and not recommended for folks to click unless they've already been spoiled. ^_^

http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~funa-ya/

Their 悪霊の間 is a GH fanart and fanfic site. ^o^

Most of the pics are in the fourth link of the main (left) index. Three main areas (with links in each) will show up on the right. Those hitting the 企画もの link beware, ナルうさ企画 has a major spoiler on the front page. However, those who already know the spoilers, have fun with Usa-Naru. He's so cute! ^o^ If you want to see the body of Usa-Naru works, you need to hit the banner which will take you to the page... and you'll have to find the entry. :P It is a fanart site though and they don't want people reusing, posting, or anything their works.

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Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
Angry Chihiro

*cries* Pastries! There must be a good pastry place in Toronto. I insist upon it. *snifl*


"Usa-Naru"?! *fear* I'm not even asking - I'm pretty sure I don't want to know.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 25th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)

Toronto must have a good place somewhere, the trick is finding it... which isn't necessarily a bad thing to try to do. :P Now if it's also in conjunction with tea, that would be ideal. ^^;;

But, but, Usa-Naru's so *cute*! (He's actually really adorable and funny, but I probably wouldn't suggest you look at it until after the series has ended and all has been revealed (or as much as is going to be revealed in the anime).) ^^;;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: February 25th, 2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
GH - Naru has no manners

shhh! Don't let Ysa hear you - she'll start her "tea, crepes & Ginny!baking cafe in Halifax" campaign again. *hides* She's not pouting at me, is she?

And you're right, I'm sure there are good one(s) in Toronto, but I'm probably better off not knowing about them. Once I found them, I would be going all the time. Yeah, me 'n willpower parted ways several years ago - irreconcilable differences.

You know I'm totally checking out Usa-Naru. I have no willpower. And the thought of him "cute" or "funny" or "adorable" is just too much to ignore! O_o

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
John

Usa-Naru?? o_O good god dont let honeysempai see that....

Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: February 24th, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)

Creme brulee! *follows*

I think I might need a bit help fathoming this -- why is Naru suddenly an Usa(gi)-Naru? Did I miss a pun somewhere?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 25th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)

^^;; It's a fan-art site and they had an usa-Naru project going on for a while. Right now it's on a one-year hiatus. It all starts with Naru waking up one day (having worked overnight at the office) and discovering that he's suddenly turned into a rabbit. ^^;;

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: February 24th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
naru//pj

Ok well I never found usa-naru or the major spoiler since its hard enougn for me to nav that site XD but I do love the main page bg and the little fanart comics on the one page, they were cute! I wish I knew what they were saying tho

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 25th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)

Try the おえかきlink on the right-hand side of the art gallery section. That one's all images rather than comic strips. ^^;; There are 3 sections to the art gallery: Manga (4 panel comic strips), images (single art works), and projects (mostly birthday images for the different chara's, but some site anniversary stuffs as well).

If you go to the Ironashi Kaidan site where all the usa-Naru works are, you get in via a link hidden on the page. Basically, there's a request that people not reprint, republish, copy, etc., the works on the site without the permission of each individual artist. Once inside, the main works I like are linked through the big Usa-Naru image rather than the links listed further down the page.

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: February 24th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
gh_dreams

That's a nice site. I'd been there before but hadn't explored it as well as I should have. With your guidance, I was able to look at it more closely.

Unhappily for me, I can't seem to find again my favorite GH fanart site. I thought I had bookmarked it. But I guess I hadn't. And now I can't remember what link path I took to get to it. :(

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: February 25th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)

It's a really fun site. I think I really got into it with one of the Valentine projects. ^^;;

I don't have too many art sites bookmarked right now. These two are still around from my original links that I really like:

http://factor-y.gogo.tc/tf/top.html
http://www.fya.jp/~mystic-eyes/

Sadly, most of the links I have bookmarked are 404ing. >.< I'm going to have to clean up all my bookmarks and go hunting for new sites. >.<;;

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: February 25th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
naru//pj

Man the ones by mystic-eyes were awesome!!! Naru looks so smexy!

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: February 25th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
gh_read fist

Those are 2 sites that I hadn't been to. I'm going to enjoy looking at them more thoroughly. Thanks for the links!

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