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,

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

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

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

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

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,

Panda Bear Bread

Awhile back, my friend H sent me a Pinterest post that she came across called Panda Bear Bread.  So we decided to take up the challenge of making panda bread a couple of weekends ago.   Its definitely not as


Since my bread making class and my trip out to Mr. Martin’s farm last weekend, I was inspired to use some of the goodies I had purchased from the farm and try my hand at baking something I’ve never tried