Curry, Maple, Healing

For dinner this evening I made a faux-chicken curry stirfry with Kitchens of India’s chicken curry paste. I’ve been eating a lot of Indian food lately, following a month of Thai foods. I’m pleased to be expanding my palette more and more, and a lot of that experimentation has come as a side-effect of becoming a vegetarian. It has forced me to be mindful and curious about food in a way I was never consistantly before.

On the topic of foods, I’m actually toying with making a collection of recipes and ideas over the next year year that taps into my love of all things maple. I came up with the notion today as I was flavouring some tea with some of the maple syrup my parents gave me for Christmas. I started thinking that it would be nice to do something tied with maple because it’s such a powerful taste and scent for me. Maple products have long held a wonderful sentimental impact for me, so I’m sure it would be a very enjoyable project to undertake.

Earlier I mentioned enjoying the video for M83‘s “Don’t Save Us From the Flames.” Since then I’ve bought the first three albums from the duo-turned-solo project, and have been blown away. M83, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts and Before the Dawn Heals Us are progressively lush and beautiful albums that resonate with romanticism and energy. Before the Dawn Heals Us hasn’t left its spot in my daily listening, and it has sent roots down into my heart. It’s full of romantic apocalypse, and has conjured up longing for putting it on repeat and having an endless cycle from coquetry to love making. It’s an album for lovers.

P.S. Be sure to go right now and download a live performance of “Easter” done by the always astonishing Stuart Davis.

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