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Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AX@0900-1200 BL728 FIS2186 Metadata Schemas and Applications Q1 from 2006.02.28
BX@1800-2000 Attend Toast IT at Metro Hall, 55 John St., 3rd floor - Toronto Q2 from 2006.02.28
BX@2030 Grad House lobby - renaissance dance practice : E-Mail from emily winerock
AXThrow Cook or Die talk together
AXWrite DIYPlanner article
AXWrite about cooking
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AX@0900-1200 BL728 FIS2186 Metadata Schemas and Applications Q1 from 2006.02.28
AC@1400-1500 Go to the bank?
AXUnpack
BXFigure out how to get to CHI http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~mcosmin/chi2006plan.html : E-Mail from Shengdong Zhao
BXReview video for Branles Pinagay and Charlotte : E-Mail from emily winerock
BXReview folksonomy material on BSCW : E-Mail from web@fis.utoronto.ca
BXDownload videoclips, music, and step descriptions at http://www.winerock.com/shakespeareandance/rendancers/index.html : E-Mail from emily winerock
Notes

1. Good Food Box: Pear Poofery: 08:03

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Here's what in the Good Food Box for this fortnight:
2 lbs purple sweet potatoes
2.5 lbs yukon gold potatoes
1 broccoli
2 lbs carrots
1 pack mushrooms
1 lb beets
1 head romaine lettuce
1.5 lbs apples
1 bunch bananas
4 oranges
1.5 lbs pears
Help! Must figure out how to cook beets, pears... Waaah!

I think I'm going to make pear pie.

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2. Sweet potato and chicken vinaigrette salad: 13:33

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Level up!
  • Purple sweet potato, cubed (1 inch)
  • Chicken breast, cubed: can be leftovers
  • Lettuce
  • Vinaigrette, or balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper
  1. Put potato cubes in microwaveable container with a little bit of water.
  2. Cover and microwave the potato for 3 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Brown the chicken cubes in the pan.
  5. Make vinaigrette by mixing balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Tear the lettuce into bits.
  7. Drain the potato cubes and add them to the lettuce.
  8. Add the chicken cubes to the lettuce.
  9. Drizzle dressing. Delicious!

I know, I know, I said I'd never buy a whole chicken again, but Dominion had a two-for-one chicken sale! I froze one and stuffed the other with apples and onions before roasting it. That's why I had plenty of cooked chicken on hand. I needed to find interesting ways to use the fruits and vegetables from the Good Food Box. In particular, I had a head of quickly-wilting romaine lettuce, and I wanted to use the sweet potatoes (kamote! yay!).

I Googled up a recipe for chicken sweet potato salad and threw everything together quickly. It was a nice meal, and I liked the way the sweet potato contrasted with the balsamic vinegar. =)

Happy girl. Level up!

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3. Finished my tenth speech!: 23:58

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I'm now eligible for the Competent Toastmaster (CTM) award! Hooray, hooray! My tenth speech was named "Cook or Die", and I talked about how cooking means happiness, comfort and love. =) It was good practice for the upcoming club competition.

The club gave me a CTM pin and a very interesting book entitled "48 Laws of Power". They also signed a card... Awww! =)

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

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