yesterday the gals and i got all fancy and went to the king edward hotel in down town toronto for high tea. this place is gorgeous.
it was a friend's birthday and we chatted/got all caught up with each other's lives as we nibbled on crumpets, snacked on scones while drinking perfumed tea in fancy tea cups with our pinky fingers in the air. i'm actually not sure about the crumpets part but i assume that's what one is supposed to eat during high tea time. and the pinky finger thing is a must. i felt like british royalty.
the food, while a bit on the pricy side, was actually quite delish; it's too bad that me and pam were too full to actually eat any of this. note to self: don't eat lunch 1hr before high tea.
we're all so busy these days that we've already strated planning our annual kris kringle event. a tradition that started back in 2007, it's a time for all the girls to get together to celebrate the holidays and exhange gifts while nibbling on scrumptious food. food and wine are a big part of this event because we all love to stuff our faces with delish food and tastey, buzz-worthy alcohol.
since we started our kris kringle tradition, we've been using this amazing website to provide our "wishlists" to our kris kringle. to the makers of alliwantforchristmas.com, you're welcome for this plug. but check it out; it's a great way to drop major hints to your friends and family and avoid getting useless crap.
you know you're getting old when you start thinking of ways to improve your life health-wise, even if that means eating all kinds of strange stuff. when i was in my teens and 20s, eating weird marine shit only came to mind when i accidentially swallowed mouthfuls of ocean water on vacation. now at the ripe age of 35, i'm actually going to eat this voluntarily:
that's right folks, i'm going to eat this green stuff. after a friend raved about the great benefits of eating sea algae and other marine foodstuffs, i'm going to give it a try. luckily, the peeps who work with this jazz has the sense to put it in a tablet form which is supposed to taste pretty good. so what is chlorella? according to what i've read on the internet:
- it helps detoxify your body and improve your digestive system which probably means you'll take good dumps which is a must for everyone's well-being. personally, i feel so gross if my #2 isn't satisfying.
- it's supposed to help fight cancer by boosting your immune system
- it helps maintain a balance pH level in your body which is crucial to preventing heart attacks and also helps reduce blood pressure
- it improves brain function which i totally need because i can get pretty spacey.
in addition to eating algae, i'm also going to be stuffing this down my throat:
plankton? whale food? yes! blue whales (and other marine creatures) eat this shizz and they've been around the earth for millions of years. how do their species live so long, swimming in oceans with growing pollution? shouldn't cancer be running rampant in their species given all the shit humans dump into the oceans? have you ever heard of a whale dying of cancer? i haven't. and i suspect they don't get cancer because they eat phytoplankton and krill (which feed on phytoplankton) by the gallon. they may be onto something here, my friends.
so what are marine phytoplankton? why, it's these lovelies right here:
a little gross? maybe, but i'll be happily introducing these into my body and they can swim around my belly and turn me into a super human. here are some benefits of phytoplankton:
- General Nutrition- Contains ultra-potent lipids to enhance brain function
- Cardiovascular Health - Supports a healthy heart
- Cholesterol - Clinically tested to reduce cholesterol
- Blood Sugars - Stabilizes blood sugar levels
- Neurological Support - Mental alertness, ADHD, Parkinson's, and general dementia
- Joint Health - Relieves pain and inflammation
- Skin Care - Psoriasis & Dermatitis
- Vision - More effective than Lutein
- Liver Health - Supports a healthy liver
- Sleep - Supports good sleeping habits
- Energy - Increases energy & vitality
goddamn this shit is expensive but i guess if you want to live a healthy life, you gotta pay the price.
the family and i went out for some korean bbq tonight.
i was so excited to eat this that i got halfway through the dishes before remembering to take pictures. YUM. my mouth still waters when looking at that kalbi. for those of you who have never heard of kalbi - it's bbq short ribs in a sweet, wonderful marinate. please stop depriving yourself of this meaty goodness and head over to your local korean restaurant now. your mouth will have an orgasm and thank you.