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

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

Tarpon Springs, Florida: Hellas Bakery

You can’t have the highest concentration of Greek Americans in the U.S. and not have a greek bakery!  One of the busiest places on the Sponge Docks is a greek bakery called “Hellas Bakery“.  It was packed as we entered

Mont Blanc Chestnut Cake

With all my trips back to Japan, I quickly learned about Japan’s love of chestnuts.  I’m not a bit fan of chestnuts but I think as I get older my taste buds are starting to grow a liking to this

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