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The Scary, Dirty Secret to Making Fragrant Rice

A lot of friends ask me where I get my rice because it’s fragrant.  What is the brand?  What do I add to it?  Is it the chicken stock (well, … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tasting Beer Without Actually Drinking Beer (plus The Best Tasting Clams Recipe)

Since I am breastfeeding my daughter, it will be awhile before I can freely drink beer and wine.  It was actually quite painful to quit those while I was pregnant … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Snow Pears & Pork Bone(less) Soup

I like making simple soup.  Soups that I can throw together with a few ingredients.  Tonight on the simple soup menu, we have Snow pears and pork bone soup.  Except … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marinaded Mushrooms Appetizer/Snack

This recipe is inspired by Chatelaine and I’ve been meaning to make it but was waiting until I got a mason jar.   I don’t really understand the importance of a … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Steamed Frozen Fish (Fresh Style)

I love steamed fresh fish.  But I usually order it from a chinese restaurant because they de-bone it before serving.  There’s something about picking up a fresh fish from the … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Gutting a Fresh Sockeye Salmon Like An Amateur

For the price of super fresh salmon, we had to filet and gut the fish.  Since this is the first time doing it, Patch had to look up ways to … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

How to Make Ponzu Sauce

I love ponzu sauce which is used as a gyoza dipping sauce but I like using it on everything else from noodles to meat.  The garlic and tanginess goes really … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Making the Most Out of the Spot Prawn Season

I get excited when things are in season.  After having a baby, I try to be more aware of healthy eating.  Well, keywords are try and more aware…!  I tend … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Super Shrimp Cakes

I kinda made up this recipe on a whim.  I was craving for shrimp dumplings but didn’t want to just steam shrimp (I didn’t have any wrappers anyway).  I had … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 6 Comments

Sweetening a Simple Stir Fry

I love heading South across the border to Trader Joe’s.  They sell many ethnic which are not expensive to try.  Which is good, because many of the items I end … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marinating Fresh Salmon Roe (Ikura)

We picked up fresh sockeye salmon from a native friend (they know their fresh fish!) for a good price (check out this post about gutting), but the price we also had … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 12 Comments

How to Clean and Prepare Pig’s Kidneys

Pig’s kidneys are not a popular ingredient with many people as it smells pungent like pee.  Proper cleaning minimizes the smell of urine in a dish.  I actually don’t find … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

New to the Low Carb Scene

I’ve decided to make some healthy adjustments to my daily diet.  One of them is cutting back carbs.  Diabetes run in my family so I figured this would be something … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Kensington Craft Fair

Hey Vancouverites!  Please come to the Kensington Craft Fair on December 1, 2012 Saturday and support your local crafty neighbours! Door Pizes and lots of cool stuff! Hope the turn … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Homemade Garlic Vinaigrette

This is a homemade vinaigrette that all my friends love.  It uses raw garlic so there’s a kick to it, good for your health but bad for your breath. I … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 6 Comments

Korean Drama Crazy Fever

I’ve been watching a lot of Korean dramas recently.  I used to watch Hong Kong TVB dramas but once you start watching K-dramas, you won’t go back to Hong Kong … Continue reading

February 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Boxing Day Adventure

The last time I went real Boxing Day shopping was over 5 years ago and by real, I mean waking up when it’s still dark outside and going to the … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

And Here We Go Again…

It’s no secret that I love ice cream irresponsibly.  And by irresponsibly, I mean that I scoop as much as I want in one sitting. I’ve used my pregnancy as … Continue reading

November 8, 2011 · Leave a comment