I have a different kind of question: How is your week of foodblog eating different from a "normal" week of eating for you two? Are you eating out more often? You may have answered this before; I'm not sure.
Lorna, when I read that you had a great lunch and were about to try a new wine bar, after yesterday's grand dinner, I was thinking that you live a charmed life. That goes equally for you, Henry, especially because you get to spend so much of it with Lorna. When you did your blog, you presented yourself very attractively as a man who has a great life with only a woman to share it with missing. Congratulations!
That is the sweetest thing, Pan.
To answer your question, this week of eating is an accurate representation of how we eat whenever I'm in Seattle or whenever Henry is in Vancouver. We cook (not always multi-course dinners, though), and we hit up a few places for some good food. So while we don't do this everyday of the week, we do this 2-3 days of the week. The blog week is an exception in that I'm down here for seven days, and I'm on vacation. On the 5 or so days when we're not together, I bake a lot so I eat a lot more baked goods. I just didn't have that much time this week to do as much baking as I normally do. I only baked three times this week, and I normally bake five times a week--but often it is very simple stuff, like shortbread cookies or a plain chocolate cake without the filling and frosting. Another thing I bake a lot of is lemon tarts, because they are one of my favourite pastries and I haven't found one in Vancouver that is tart enough.
When I am back home, I usually eat four meals a day--early dinner around 6pm and another late dinner at around 11pm. And I have a few cookies or a few slices of cake here and there.
A "typical" day in Vancouver for me:
10am: 4 fried eggs, truffle salt, a slice of cake or some ice-cream
1pm: lunch (often leftovers) and some chocolate
3pm: chocolate/baked goods
6pm: mom makes dinner. More often than not, it is rice, a Cantonese soup (i.e. wintermelon soup), a protein dish (e.g. Chinese stir-fried beef with lots of scallions), a vegetable (e.g. garlic chives in scrambled eggs), and one more dish that can be either meat, fish, or tofu. Usually it is tofu. My mom loves tofu, but my dad doesn't, so she makes a smaller dish of tofu.
11pm: same stuff as my earlier dinner
I work mostly from home, so that's why I have so much time to eat.
Edited by Ling, 01 September 2006 - 01:15 AM.