Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday in Hamilton

I went to hang out with MMDS today, play with a turtle, work reception, and get my right leg finished. Here are some pictures of today.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

From fresh to smoked

Here is a pictoral account of the 3 day curing and smoking process for salmon. This shit is like butter in my mouth.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I took a trip to Le Paradis today to pick up my T4, and what a shitty place. The bartender asked me where i was working, and then turned his nose up at me when I mentioned the Q&B. Whatever, he's Belgian. This weavers art guy came in everyday and was such a ignorant prick to the staff, all because he knew how to deal fine carpets. He posts his adds all over Yorkville in the hopes of attracting customers, but he just comes off as a conceited capitalist.
This is a rib roast, and two new tarts we are running at the Q&B. Some lady said they were "heavenly". I guess thats true if you consider a chocolate caramel tart up there with angels and Dale Earnhart. RIP #3

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Whats on my desk today?

this band started it all for me


After work last night I decided to stay and have a few pints while putting together a prep and order list. There were these two chaps at the bar who were completely in the bag, the black haired fellow more so than the blonde guy. We listened to him talk about such topics as his "troubled" childhood, and how everyone at work calls him an "idiot, but...". His range of emotions was a spectacle to say the least. I never want to get that drunk, I never want to be that mess of a person. Then I got home at 5 am...

Monday, February 15, 2010


Officially moving to the u s of a to be friends with this cultural icon!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


So i might as well document what I do at work, since I won't be doing it for much longer.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

hells bells

130 kph
country roads
high beams
3:30 am

best part about winter by far

Friday, February 5, 2010

on further inspection that video was a disgrace

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

So excited..

Would you ever have thought

This past weekend was interesting, I saw so many people I hadn't seen in ages. I still didn't care. It's come to my attention that there are very few people that matter to me now. Perhaps it is because I haven't been living up to what I can be, and these people just perpetuated my waining in the wind. It's time for me to grab my life, and do something productive with it.
I always thought cooking and the culinary arts were the way to go. A chef instructor in school told me I was born to do it. Perhaps this is the only reason I've hung onto this lackluster of a career for the past 2-3 years. I'm capable of so much more, and now realize what someone meant when they said "you're so much more than you let people know".
I'm planning on going away and becoming what I can be, a success. I won't miss many people, I won't wish I was sitting around wallowing in my own self pity.
It's funny how you have to hit rock bottom to see the light.
I am James Duncan Perry Simpson and the world better watch out. I'm on a mission, I have a beacon, I have a path to follow.