Salmon Poke Bowl

Poke bowls are one of my favourite summer dishes on a hot day. They are really easy to prepare and to make. They are also very versatile. Start by buying ingredients you want in your bowl. I chose masago, pea shoots, seaweed salad, cucumber and furikake (a japanese seasoning). Some of my other favorite toppings…

Diner en Blanc 2017

Diner en Blanc started almost 30 years ago in Paris. François Pasquier, the founder, started this dinner tradition with a bunch of friends and now it is running in numerous places worldwide. The concept was to bring a meal and bring a friend. When the dinner was created, the venue was too small for the growing attendees…

Spruce Tip Jelly

Spruce is not something I would have considered to be so delicious. I kept imagining that it would taste very earthy and green like gin. Boy, was I wrong. I had my first taste of Spruce Tip Jelly from a restaurant called Salmon and Bannock. They served Spruce Tip Jelly with pieces of bannock and…

Jamaican Beef Patties

I have always enjoyed these Jamaican patties from the Patty Shop and have always wanted to recreate them.  Well this is my first attempt at making them. They turned out alright but not the same as the store bought ones.  I will probably have to try to make them again. The first thing that you…

Leftover Congee

Whenever I have bones or leftover meat, I like making congee. Its a really simple and easy thing to do to get the most of something. Start with a cup of rice in 10 cups of water. You can substitute the water with chicken stock. Add the bones or leftover meat. Boil the rice and…

Pear Polenta Cake

There are many different cakes and I wanted to try something new. In my cupboard, there was polenta that had been sitting around for awhile and I wanted to get rid of it. I decided to see if there was a dessert I could make with it. After googling, I found a recipe for  upside…

What makes it a burrito?

Now I am no expert on burritos but after my trip to California, my tastebuds cannot forget how delicious these wrapped goodies are. During my trip, I learned a lot and it was all because of a friend who is, what I would consider, a burrito lover/guru. I learned a lot from her and want…

Flour Tortillas

The best flour tortillas that I had was in California. They were full of flavour, crispy but still pliable. It was elastic and strong but still kept the filling from spilling out. There are no store bought tortillas (that I have tried) that compare. Because of this tragedy, I decided to make my own. It…

Lazy, Easy and Quick 4 Ingredient Granola Cereal

Lately I have been addicted to yogurt, cereal and fruit or berries.  The trouble with my special diet is that I try to avoid anything with white sugar (cane sugar).  Unfortunately most cereal is filled with white sugar.  I decided to make my own granola.  We already have a recipe online for homemade granola but…

Pork Carnitas

During my trip to California, I discovered what a real burrito tasted like. It was delicious, flavourful and wrapped in a soft chewy flour tortilla. Just the thought of one makes my mouth water.  Mmmmmmmmm…… Back to Vancouver, I looked for a good burrito place but “burritos” in any place in Vancouver was just a…

Review: Creme Crackle Dessert Cafe

Creme Crackle is a small dessert cafe in Vancouver. They are known for their vast variety of creme brûlée flavours. They also serve delicious authentic Belgian liège waffles. There are many different choices that you can choose from. Choices range from frosted flakes to earl grey. They even have vegan choices as well! This was great news…