My name is Sarah. I live in Winnipeg, and I like food.
Before moving here from Ohio, I admit that my tastes were very limited. I had my staples that I ate regularly, and only rarely did I venture outside of my comfort zone. Ethnic food meant Chinese buffet. Spicy meant a bit of pepper. Cooking at home meant warming something up in the microwave. It was only when I changed my living arrangement completely that my food sense was shaken up, in great part to my new husband who loved variety in his diet.
In a short time, I was introduced to countless varities of ethnic food, the subtlety and flavour of spices, and the joys of creating a meal at home from scratch. And… sushi – a food considered unthinkably disgusting before I was married – has become my new favorite vice. Winnipeg has an enormous number of restaurants for a city of its size, and lots of food-laden festivals.
A quick disclaimer: I’m not a chef. I’ve never been trained to cook: I’ve learned through reading cookbooks, watching TV and reading recipies online. I wouldn’t know the difference between a roux and a cream sauce unless someone plunked me down and explained it in detail. However: I do like cooking, and I like experimenting. Sometimes I’ll post the results of my experiments, even if they don’t work out. (Don’t worry, I like posting the ones that do work, too!) I’m also not a professional restaurant reviewer, but I know what I like and I like giving my opinions about things. Even if you disagree with one of my reviews, I’d like to hear what you have to say!
About That Picture
The photo I use as the header for the blog was taken by me, at a local sushi chain restaurant called Sushi Train. (From left to right: chopped surf clam roll, California roll, spinach roll, teriyaki chicken roll, fatty salmon nigiri and fatty tuna nigiri.) I consider sushi a major food group.
Up until mid-2010, the photos on this site were mostly taken using my Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom camera, a camera which has unfortunately been discontinued. I love this camera with the heat of a thousand suns, and when I dropped/broke it last November I was crushed. Fortunately, Don’s Photo here in Winnipeg was able to repair it for about $100. Huzzah!
Although I still love my Olympus and may use it around the house, in the summer of 2010 I got a smaller point-n-shoot: a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5. The main benefit of this smaller camera is that it’s easier to tuck into a bag or purse, enabling me to take pictures whenever we go without having to haul out a significantly larger camera.
All of the photos on my site (except where noted) were taken by me or my husband, and are hosted by Flickr. All of my posts and photos are published under an Attribution, No Derivatives, Noncommercial Creative Commons license. This means you can use my work and photos so long as you give credit, don’t change anything, and do not use it for commercial purposes.
If people have feedback regarding this blog, I encourage you to use the comment feature on each post. If you would rather discuss something else, you can contact me by email.