Between working full-time at the job I'm about to leave, writing for the Examiner, finishing the Sookie Stackhouse series (I've read the entire series, books one through nine, in two and a half months), planning a vacation, and going through the motions of getting a job in my field, I haven't had a chance to write here. My apologies!
If you'd like to see what I've been up to at the Examiner, you can check out my list of articles here and, more specifically, some recipes for some truly decadent dishes. As usual, I bake better than I cook, so you'll notice a theme in my recipes. Since I'm the Montreal Vegan Food Examiner, I have to stay local, of course, so I've had some fun veganizing Québecois recipes, recipes which are notorious for being heavy in cream and meat, for example. Of course, I still haven't overcome my indifference towards good presentation with food: to me, if it tastes good, it doesn't even matter how it looks, so I ask that you excuse the messy contents of the photographs.
More news: last week, I accepted a position as a Quality Assurance Editor (oh, dude, I have a title!). I start on Monday, so tomorrow is my last day at a job I've held for four years. I'm bummed because this job got me through my degree at Concordia, and it's at the company my father founded many years ago. Since my father's passing, my sister's graduation, and my finding a new job, no more members of our clan are taking part in this company's day-to-day affairs, so it's kinda sad. But life goes on, and we must continue to evolve, and I am absolutely thrilled to be doing what I like best: working with language, and I'll be getting paid to correct English! That's totally my thing, as friends and family know; I read books armed with a pen--that's how much I am a stickler for good grammar and spelling. So, yay! :)
Anyway, I should take my own advice and stay on topic. So I thank you for reading about my life's updates, and I'll try to update with food and after-work meals (I'll be spending three hours on public transit each day) as often as I can, between working full-time (in downtown Montreal! Zing!) and writing for the Examiner. Below are photos of what I've been up to lately, in the kitchen and out of it.
I wish you all a very pleasant rest of the week and a splendid weekend.
Lots of love,
Vegan in Suburbia
It was delightful.