Yes, there is another sale at the SAQ this weekend. It's pretty simple: you get a gift card worth 15% of your purchase when you spent $100 or more. I went to the one near Place Versailles and there was trouble at the register, so they gave me the discount right away instead of a card. Score! Either way, it's a good deal. I'm ready for the Holidays!
Oatmeal from home, eaten at work Tea from the bistro - free
The bistro lunch was smoked meat, one of the only things I can't eat. So Jessica and I went to Tokyo for some Japanese grub.
Miso soup Tempura shrimp and veggies Maki and sashimi lunch The smallest carrot stick in the History of Ever
Lunch at Tokyo was $34 including tip
On our way back home, Jessica told me that at first, she tought this snow flag was street art. Can you tell she grew up under the Miami sun? Beach nerd!
In the afternoon, the bistro had my favorite snack
Popcorn and gummy bears from the bistro - free
Back home, I was in the mood for a cocktail and was inspired to create one in honour of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, the neighbourhood I live in. This place has humble oginins and it's the land of "do what you can with what you have". I had clementines, so it was the base of my inspiration.
I called it the HoMartini!
3 parts Absolut Mandrin
2 parts clementine juice
1 part simple syrup
Cherry to garnish
The clementine juice was freshly squeezed.
Shake on ice
Pour in a martini glass
Garnish with a cherry
Dinner was lemon chicken, Brussel sprouts and carrots
I marinated the chicken all day in lemon oil, Herbes de Provence, pepper, balsamic vinegar and garlic.
I also had a nice cold beer from what Martin left behind last week. Thanks Martin!
London Pride beer - free
And here is the perfect pour.
From August 24th, 2009 to August 24th 2010, I photographed everything I ate and made notes of the cost.
This included all the food and drink costs for the year.
And yes, I counted booze.
Grand total: $10 295.92
What is this blog about?
This is not a food blog.
Well, it kind of is. But mainly, it’s about the amount of money I use to feed myself, day after day. Why? Because I just don’t know. I (almost) never check prices when I buy food. I love to cook and I can easily feed six guests for less than 30 bucks (wine is extra, people), but I also spend ungodly amounts of money on grocery, then throw away a fifth of it. It has never been so easy to buy good food, but it often comes at a price. And it is even easier to buy cheap, unhealthy junk food that has an undeniable cost on our health. Where does my food budget go? How do the choices I make impact my budget, my health and the health of the planet?