Croatia: Karlic Tartufi

One of the most memorable experiences of my trip to Croatia was my visit to Karlic Tartufi in the town of Paladini, in the northern region of Istria, Croatia (Thanks to my friend S who visited Karlic Tartufi last year).

Summer BBQ

Summer BBQ

I’ve been to a many a summer BBQs in my life, including many hosted by my parents when growing up, but nothing like the one my friends S & I hosted this past weekend.  It was a food gourmand’s paradise.

Wine Club: Champagne

The theme for our third wine club get together was Champagne (or aka sparkling wine)!  And what goes great with champagne? Brunch, of course!  We had three different champagnes to try and a lot of egg dishes to go with

First Annual Cook-Off: Pizza

And the winner is……well, you be the judge!  The idea of a cook-off was born from my friend I, during a casual conversation about making pizzas on the bbq.  Of course, you need at least two people for a competition,

Field Trip: Strawberry Picking

For the past 18 days now I’ve been on a “no dairy, no sugar (natural or artificial), no grain” challenge with my dragon boat team. So I thought to take advantage of the summer season, I wanted to go strawberry

Momofuku Milkbar Cookies

I’ve had a small crush (ok, maybe a major crush) on David Chang ever since I was introduced to his Lucky Peach mag and his PBS show, The Mind of a Chef.  So of course I was delighted when he

Homemade Corn Salsa

After coming back from upstate New York and devouring that jar of Trader Joe’s tomato-less corn and chile salsa, I decided to recreate it myself since we don’t have a Trader Joe’s here in Toronto.  I read the ingredients on

My Mom’s Kalbi

Ever since my parents downsized to a condo, we don’t have the luxury of being able to BBQ in the backyard.  So when my mom suggested doing BBQ for the first time at the condo and grilling her famous kalbi

My Favourite Home Baker!

Although I love food, baking is more my passion!  And one of my favourite home baker is my friend P!  And I know that whenever my Greek friends call for a get together, the chances are P will be baking

Saltine Toffee Brittle

I have a friend, H, who I have baking sessions with every couple of months.  She scours Pinterest for recipes that she wants to try and we get together and try them out.  So a couple of Sundays ago she