Starbucks Sakura Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

It is that time of year again.  Cherry Blossom Season!   Cherry Blossom viewing is so popular in Japan that there are foods and snacks celebrating this wonderful season.  Every year Starbucks serves their seasonal Cherry Blossom Frappuccino. I believe the original one has sakura blossoms sprinkled on top but now there is strawberry matcha…

Polenta

Polenta is an easy and versatile dish that can compliment meats and veggies. Polenta is a porridge made from cornmeal. When it cools, it can be sliced and fried.       To make polenta, boil 4 1/2 cups of chicken broth in a pan.  Slowly add 3/4 cups of cornmeal. Pour it slowly and stir…

The Dark Table – A Different Experience

A while back I wanted to try a new dining experience. I heard about a place called Dark Table where you eat in the dark. You would lose you sense of sight and experience meals with your other senses. When we arrived at the restaurant, we all waited outside and a waiter came out to…

Chinese Pancake Wraps

One of my favorite dishes to order when we go out to a Chinese restaurant is the Peking duck wrap. The best part is the wrap.  It is basically a flour tortilla wrap and it can be used for any thing.  It is chewy and thin and tastes good with any filling. Most of you…

Beer Braised Beef

I was given some beer and if you know me, I don’t prefer drinking beer.  I didn’t know what to do with it and it just sat in the fridge getting flat. Growing up, I was taught not to waste food. Even if it is something that I did not like. My dad would say,…

Sourdough Milk Buns

My two favorite breads all in one.  I love sourdough and I love milk bread. This recipe yields a soft and delicious bun that is great for sandwiches or as a dinner roll or just great as a snack. For this bread you need to start with a cooked roux.  You will need 1/4 cup…

Beer BBQ Sauce

Now I’m not a huge beer fan (and yes I’ve had my fair share of different types) but I enjoy cooking with it.  I was recently given a growler of beer. Not knowing what to do with all of it and knowing that growlers do not last very long, I decided to make some beer…

Review: Pizza Ludica

Pizza Ludica is such a fun place to have great pizza and play board games. This restaurant is located in Vancouver, BC and is situated close to transportation. From the outside you wouldn’t have guessed the uniqueness of this place. The interior is brightly light and simple with lots of game themed decorations. Even this sign…

Easy Berry Tiramisu

This dessert is perfect to make your loved ones for Valentines Day or a fun activity to do with your kids on Family Day or a fun date night activity. This dessert takes about 20 minutes to make and can be made the night before.  You will need Nilla cookies (or lady fingers), whipping cream…

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Fast, easy and healthy meals are something that I try to do. Its hard to eat right when you don’t have a lot of time. Here is an easy meal that you can try out on a busy day! Start the beef and broccoli dish by cutting and cooking some sweet onion. I used 1/2…