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Family Meals: 11 – 6

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Tuesday: a very blurry picture of family meal today, which is too bad because it’s our Indian extravaganza celebrating something we were all very, VERY happy about but that would be impolite to discuss in public. Service was really busy and we were a little behind getting ready and Danielle managed to throw Jesus’s family meal plate on the floor. I don’t think it was an act of aggression, but still -  no Indian food for Jesus! A repeat Indian family meal to make up for his loss has been requested.

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Wednesday: still celebrating. We really were all so happy. So today, pizza party!

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Thursday: lots of onions with tofu and red carrots, then rice and salad. The celebrations are over and it’s back on the family meal treadmill.

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Friday: to remind us all that family meals are not about having fun, here’s mushroom hearts and rice noodles. Again. *sigh*

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Saturday: today’s family meal looks like an early bird special at a retirement community buffet. Grits with mushroom hearts, onions and broccoli and next to it is chickpea, red onion and yogurt salad.

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Family Meals: 15 – 11

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Wednesday: fried tofu in the background, a salad in the middle distance and a medley of roasted vegetables in the foreground.

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Thursday: mushroom hearts with corn, cream and a tiny bit of grits thrown in. A salad and banana smoothies rounds out our oh-so-nutritious family meal.

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Friday: rice, mushroom hearts and eggs and, of course, a salad. Which has become our new eggs. Or our new mushroom hearts. Not in terms of taste but just in terms of always being present at family meal.

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Saturday: a giant bowl of mashed potatoes, red and green pepper tofu. We don’t use red and green peppers for anything right now so I was surprised to see them in family but apparently Jesus was bored of all our vegetables so he went next door and got some from I Coppi. See what I’ve reduced my staff to? Begging for family meal relief from other restaurants.

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Family Meals 20 – 15

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Wednesday: Jesus brought in corn tortillas, then there’s rice & corn, and a smoked tofu stir fry with eggs on the side (the return of the eggs!).

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Thursday: overcooked falafel balls, a garlicky yogurt dressing and salad. This family meal is sad.

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Friday: the salad dressing was such a hit yesterday that we had it today, too! There’s a radish salad, french fries, extra lettuce (just in case) and grilled tofu and mushrooms in an extremely mushroomy sauce that we all really liked.

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Saturday: sometimes I look at a family meal and think: why? What is the reasoning behind this meal. But that is a mistake because family meal is the meal that defies logic and common sense. Today’s is a case in point. A curry dal with white rice, roasted vegetables and, again, the yogurt dressing that we’ve already had twice this week. And some gluten-free cookies. See? No sense.

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Family Meals 25 – 20

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Tuesday: french fries and ketchup, deep fried tofu with red peppers and mushrooms.

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Wednesday: fried tofu skins with a zucchini, tofu and mushroom curry.

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Thursday: made by our intern. Gluten-free corn bread, maple butter on a plate, roasted tofu in a bowl, rainbow carrots and a tray of roasted and curried cauliflower that was actually really good.

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Friday: coconut pea soup with salad on the side. There are probably some rice noodles and, let’s face it, mushroom hearts in there.

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Saturday: almost the exact same as the day before except the salad has corn and there’s no coconut milk in the soup.

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The Dream is Almost Here

Robot waiters! Not that I don’t like my waiters, but wouldn’t it be nice if I could occasionally unplug them?

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I bet that rolling mechano-arm has a great personality!

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When Will the Internet Be Over?

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This is how I start out my day:

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- check emails

- delete spam

- respond to emails

- avoid emails from oil rig scammers

- update blog

- update Facebook

- worry that something mean has been written about Dirt Candy online

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I’d much rather be in the kitchen cooking, and so I want to know: is the internet over yet? No? Seriously? We have to keep doing all this junk for how much longer? Forever? Really? That blows. Can we just give it to another species and let them worry about it now?

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“I dunno. They just said we could have it

and then they ran away.”

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menu


Menu

Snack

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Jalapeno Hush Puppies $6
served with maple butter
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Appetizers

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Mushroom $13
portobello mousse, truffled toast
pear & fennel compote

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Cucumber $12
roasted cucumber hot and sour soup,
black sesame, garlic chili oil, wood ear
mushroom, cucumber jelly

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Tomato $13
tomato cake with smoked feta,
yellow tomato leather, herb puree

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Potato $12
warm potato salad, crispy Japanese
yams, grilled sweet potato, olives,
bitter greens, apples

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Entrees

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Beets $20
salt-roasted beets, thai green curry,
beet gnocchi, whipped coconut galangal cream

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Pepper $18
fennel & pepper tofu,
parsley spaetzle, grilled
yellow pepper broth,
mustard crumbs

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Broccoli $21
smoked broccoli dogs,
broccoli kraut, salt &
vinegar broccoli rabe

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Corn $19
stone ground grits, corn cream,
pickled shiitakes, huitlacoche,
tempura poached egg

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- everything on the menu can be made vegan on request.

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Dessert

Rosemary Eggplant Tiramisu $12
grilled eggplant, rosemary cotton
candy, mascarpone

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Ice Cream Nanaimo Bar$11
sweet pea, mint, chocolate

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Popcorn Pudding$11
salted caramel corn

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Celery Cheesecake Roll$10
celeriac ice cream, peanut filling,

& candied grapes

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- vegan dessert selection changes regularly, please ask your server.

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Our wine list (and other beverages)

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Gift Certificates

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