We had quite the seafood feast last night. Mmmmmm, tuna tartare which you see above plus mussels marinieres and lobster bisque. We also bought some halibut while we were at the fish market but that's on the menu for tonight along with the lobster bisque we couldn't finish because it was so rich and it was the third course. I was pretty happy with our first stab at the tartare. Perhaps a bit too much sesame taste from the sesame oil, but dang it was good. That sushi grade tuna is 26 bucks a pound so this will be a rare treat.
Sergy was funny the other day. I woke up in the morning to find a little missive in my email inbox from him. Apparently he was catching up on the blog (he rarely checks it) and while reading the comments on a post that he was in (he doesn't read any comments unless he was talked about in the post) he saw something that led him to google "actinic keratosis" because someone mentioned the freckle on his nose as being that. So he goes and looks for that and comes up with this horrifying photo:
He didn't feel too comforted by such a diagnosis but I told him that the photo above is probably a worst case scenario. Everyone gets age/sun spots as they age. And most of the time they do not protrude from the body like that.
Today we have to stick around the house because we're showing the studio for rent downstairs. The tenant is leaving mid September which is a perfect time for students coming to study in Montreal. I hope we get a taker quickly like we usually do. I don't need extra things to make me panicky about money.
Yesterday at the market we were picking up a couple of things (rice vinegar, sesame oil etcetera) for making dinner and the seasonal section of the store had been redone. Serge and I both laughed as we saw that they had made a clothing section in the store. Granted it's a really big market and we've bought non-market things there before (like a chair) but it just seemed so odd and incongruous. Then we started joking about people who buy clothes there, wow I really like that shirt where'd you get it? Loblaws. Then we giggled helplessly. But then just as we were finishing up and heading to the cashiers, there was a rack of closeout summer clothing and Serge picked up a pair of shorts for 9 bucks. It's a market so you can't really try anything on but I'm hoping they'll fit. I can't wait to tease him though about his Loblaws shorts when he wears them.