California Burrito Tour

Last January I went on a trip to  California for work. Not only did I explore different science museums but I also tried, devoured and enjoyed at least 20 burritos while on the trip. Why burritos you say? Well my coworker is obsessed with these packaged meals and wanted to try as many burrito restaurants…

Blueberry and Rhubarb Streusel

I am a big believer of clearing out your freezer after a couple of weeks. You don’t want to keep things in there too long because they will lose their taste and will get frost bite. Currently in my freezer, there was a large bag of rhubarb and a large bag of blueberries. The other…

Review: Mushroom Coffee

You know I love my coffee. I love the taste of it and the warmth. The caffeine is a bonus! I first heard about Mushroom Coffee from a friend. I guess it is one of those weird health food trends. I had to try it to see how it tasted.  These Mushroom Coffee packages are…

Savoury Bread Pudding

Sometimes I’ll end up with lots of leftover bread in my freezer. To use up the bread, I love to make savoury bread pudding.  Full of cheese, veggies and custardy bread, this dish is hard to beat. This dish is very versatile and works well with leftovers. Begin with cutting your bread into 1 inch…

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…