We had my cousin come into town, then my sister, a friend from LA and then Paul’s parents – who took an epic road trip from Toronto and drove a uHaul full of our crap to Portland, Oregon. We’ve been showing people around town that I wanted to finally put together a GREATEST HITS Travel Guide to Portland.
Do you have those food moments where sometimes the simplest dish will be the best thing you’ve ever eaten?
Egg on toast is one of those things for me. Though the above photo looks simple enough, I made Drew Barrymore’s recipe for her favourite open-faced egg sandwich recipe and it was divine.
I bought a crusty organic French loaf from Whole Foods, toasted the bread and then slathered some fancy Boursin Herb & Garlic cheese on top before layering on fresh basil and sliced tomato. I cracked an egg into a non-stick frying pan and cooked it on medium-low until the yolk was just set. I like to give my egg a sprinkle of freshly ground pepper and red pepper flakes before sliding it on top of my toast.
The results are breakfast perfection. The cheese paired with the basil, tomato, the runny egg yolk and the crunch of the bread is everything I would want from breakfast. I added some leftover salad greens from my dinner the night before and some cut fruit and I was in heaven. Add a cup of nice dark coffee and it’s like room service.
Thank you Drew Barrymore for sharing. Here’s her recipe on Refinery 29.
Paese (pa’eze) means “town” or “village”, and this Italian eatery has been a neighbourhood staple for over 25 years and brings fresh Italian food to its loyal customers. With everything being homemade, you can ensure that all dishes are fresh and prepared with care. Continue reading →
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That’s right, I try to clear as much crap out of there as humanely possible so I can stare at the serenity of an empty inbox. So what’s the deal? Is this actually possible? Well sort-of and it’s definitely something I aim for everyday. Having my inbox at zero doesn’t mean I have nothing to do. I create to-do lists and action items so each little piece of email is taken care of and moved off my responsibilites list. This is how I get my email under control:
1) Delete, delete, delete! – The first thing I do when I open my three different inboxes is that I delete emails that are junk, spam or do not require a response. I get about 40-50 pitches a day, and if I spent time replying and declining to every single pitch or invite – that’s an hour of my day GONE. Make that 5 hours a week and I’m toast when it comes to productivity. Go into your inbox and delete any confirmation emails like ‘thanks again’ or ‘got it’ that don’t require any sort of response. Clear out that clutter! Continue reading →