Mom’s Bake Sale

This weekend, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre was having their New Year celebration and part of the celebration was to allow vendors to come in and sell Japanese goods.  One of the vendors was my mom, who is somewhat infamous

My Rustic Apple Pie

I know apple season is over but there’s something about winter and baking apple pies 🙂  And in this deep freeze we’re in, I’m feeling like some warm apple pie.  I’m not proud of this but I’m pretty lazy when

Me? In The Paper!

Me? In The Paper!

Its so hard to believe but I’ve been writing my blog for a year now – anniversary date: January 3rd, and I never imagined I would have this much to write about.  In fact, when I first started I thought

Happy New Year!

December 31st and January 1st are always about looking back over the past year and looking forward to the next.  And it was especially true this new year’s eve.  As we look to 2013 I will admit, I am one

Merry Christmas!

I love this time of year!  And every December I make a batch of my gingerbread cookies for my mom to give as part of gifts to her friends.  I stick to the traditional recipe from Martha Stewart that uses

Baking: Cinnamon Rolls!

Most of you know that I love to bake and although I’m good at following recipes, I’m often thinking about what ingredients are in my pantry and by using what’s available – I experiment!  Well, one of my favourite cravings

Easy Peasy Paella

Dare I say rice cooker and paella in the same sentence!  That’s right, a simple way to make paella where you won’t need to slave over the stove top.  My fellow teammate on my dragonboat team JS casually mentioned a

Happy Thanksgiving!

We do turkey three times a year so I’m always looking forward to the holidays especially when it involves the “big bird”.  And every time we do turkey, well, I only know how to do turkey the way my mom

Hiyashi Chuka

I don’t know about you but I’m already feeling the summer blues 🙁 With the passing of Labour Day and the arrival of cooler nights, it feels as though summer is over but what a fantastic summer it was!  So,