NAME: Peter Grant
PROFESSION: Corporate Communications
WHO ARE YOU QUARANTINED WITH DURING THIS TIME? My partner Henrik
1-2 SENTENCES TO SUM UP YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW: Adjusting to this new normal of working from home and meeting friends virtually, or at a distance, has been challenging. Compared to many of my colleagues and friends with children, however, I have not faced the same level of challenges, and am grateful to have a secure job, supportive partner, and great home to quarantine in.
WHAT IS ONE FOOD YOU’VE BEEN LOVING LATELY? Spinach! I’ve tried to move away from sugary cereals in the morning and have started making my own juices and shakes. Plus, it’s perfect for summery salads to toast the great spring weather we’ve been having in Vancouver.
WHAT ARE 3 NON-NEGOTIABLE GROCERY ITEMS RIGHT NOW?
1.Spelt bread for pick-me-up toast snacks (with avocado or egg)
2. Pineapple chunks (addicted)
3. Lots and lots of wine!
HOW AND WHERE ARE YOU FINDING INSPIRATION TO COOK? We have been using cookbooks from some of our favourite local restaurants to try our hand at their signature dishes that we can’t wait to get back to.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE DISH THAT YOU’VE MADE DURING QUARANTINE? Galas, Greens & Gorgonzolas Salad – amazing to serve with a fresh fish!
WHAT IS ONE COOKING TIP THAT YOU’VE LEARNED RECENTLY? Don’t be shy with butter!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT FOR TAKE-OUT, IF YOU’VE BEEN ORDERING? La Quercia or Blue Water Cafe
ANY NEW HOBBIES/FAVOURITE BOOKS/FAVOURITE PODCASTS? I just finished A Gentleman in Moscow, and would highly recommend as a great escapist read right now.
CAN YOU OFFER ONE TIP OF ACTIVITY THAT IS KEEPING YOU GROUNDED AND SANE? I’m using the extra time in the morning from not having to get dressed up and go into the office to go for a 30-minute run. The popular routes are still relatively quiet at this time, and it gives me a boost to motivate me through the morning. I try to sit outside as much as possible, when the weather permits, for taking conference calls, and am finding myself feeling much more calm at the end of the day as a result. Plus, blocking my calendar for a lunch break is key, to keep some boundaries between work and life throughout the day.