Follow us as we travel locally or from afar in search of good eats. This is our family's food diary with pictures...enjoy!
Welcome to My Food Blog!
Hi, it's Christine. Dinner Table Chronicles is my first blog detailing my food experiences all over town and during our family's travels. First off, I must confess that I'm a terrible photographer, so my food pics may not look so terrific. Even worse, sometimes the restaurant lighting is a bit dim and my iPhone does not take the best pics in "ambience" lighting. But I do hope to improve over time. So do bear with some of my fuzzy pics as we take you along on our food journey.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
My Birthday Dinner at Blue Canoe with My Family
First, I apologize for the poor quality of these pics. They were taken with my new iPhone, given to me from my dear husband for my birthday. He also took me and the kids out for my birthday dinner at Blue Canoe. This is a family fave, and our favourite table is the table for 4 in front of the fireplace. Perfect on a cold evening.
We started with the 2lb chicken drummettes, half in BBQ and the other half honey garlic. Yum. This is where I discovered the BBQ is my favourite. I used to prefer the honey garlic as it is truly delectable, but the BBQ has the perfect sauciness to it without the taste being drowned out by spiciness.
This is Mark's entree...the salmon skillet. It had red potatoes and tomatoes. He really enjoyed it.
This is my daughters' entree pick. They split a shrimp pesto linguine. This is truly a great dish. It's my second favourite entree.
And this is my entree, the Sablefish linguine with a tomato and garlic sauce. So yummy!
This is the lemon meringue pie, big enough for the 4 of us to share. I'm so-so with this dessert; but I'm in the minority. My husband and kids seem to love this one and order it whenever they can.
My dining companions are typically my family, as described here, and also include friends and extended family:
Me, Christine I don't eat much but love to try all kinds of different foods. I have few quirks with food, some of which are quite typical, I think. I really don't like my food touching each other; I don't like to eat fast as that would diminish my enjoyment; I don't like spicy food. I tend to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and dairy (lactose intolerance). I have a shellfish allergy, so I try to avoid that too in my life. However, I love lobster, crab, prawns, and the like; sometimes, I just eat it despite my allergy (since it isn't fatal) and go swallow some Benadryl. Thank goodness for Benadryl.
Husband (Mark) Mark loves food and is an adventurous eater of everything. He is wonderful and indulges me in wherever I want to go. Only one flaw in his eating that he inherited from the other men in his family -- he eats too fast! I often wonder if he even chewed his food properly, if he even tasted his food, and if he even savoured every precious bite.
Daughter, Aged 14 (Marissa) Marissa used to be the fussiest of eaters. How fussy? She refused to eat hamburgers until she turned 11. She would pick at her food and sit at the table for hours when she was little. Yes, we were cruel parents; we made her sit until she finished her dinner (a protein, a carb, and a vegetable). But good habits had to grow from somewhere. And now, she is a great eater of all things nutritious and a few things not so nutritious. We are just grateful that she has learned to eat her veggies first and her carbs last, so that if she gets full, it's her carbs that will be left behind. I am pleased to be able to describe her now as an adventurous eater.
Daughter, Aged 10 (Kiki) Kiki never had a problem with food. As a baby, she was as quiet as a mouse...but when she got hungry, we would discover the power of her lungs. She is another adventurous eater, an excellent dinner companion, and eats whatever is put in front of her.