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Quick Desserts: Peach and Strawberry Sorbet

Since I’ve had my ice cream maker, I’ve been trying a lot of recipes and it’s never too cold for frosty desserts.  Making sorbet is one of them as it … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Hubs Edition #8 – Pay First, Ask Later

The hubs hired a guy from a car forum to install a radio in his car.  I asked him how much it costs and he said he doesn’t know.  I … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Wishing everyone a safe and cavity-free Halloween! Don’t forget to brush your kids’ teeth the next morning because you know that they will be sneaking candy in their beds tonight! … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Quick Fix Recipe – Orzo Veggie Mix

Orzo looks like rice, but it’s a kind of pasta.  Think slippery rice.  My family likes orzo because it’s easy to make and can easily transform soup from simple to … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Steamed Black Cod (Sablefish) with Black Bean Sauce

Black cod is one of my favourite fish because it’s oily and high content of Omega 3 which I feel that someone my age should have plenty of (but not … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Asari No Sakamushi – Sake Steamed Clams

I love all sorts of clams and shellfish especially little clams and big giant geoduck clams (sooo good when you dip the blanched thin slices in soy sauce and green … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Hubs Edition #7 – Leave, Space Sucking Demons!

In an effort to de-clutter, my husband and I are trying to put all our clothes in our matching dressers.  My husband said that he had no room. It seemed … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

My Unintentional Whole Foods Diet

Seeing how this article is everywhere, here’s my two Canadian cents. Surviving Whole Foods Article Everytime the cashier tells me my pay-by-the-weight lunch is $18 I just want to break … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Homemade Chinese Confinement Spa

Confinement is a period where the new mom stays at home and “heal”.  Depending on your (or your mom’s) level of superstition, how far you take your confinement is up … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Easy Peasy Pineapple & Colour Pepper Asian Salad

Since Patch made a heart stopping dish to a summer BBQ, I decided to make something light and healthy to balance it out.  I had some frozen pineapple chunks in … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

What I Missed Most About Being Pregnant…

What I missed most about being pregnant is walking around work like a BOSS! And now I have to open my own doors. ;P

September 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

A Surprising Update

So a couple months ago, I’ve been missing for awhile and it is because I was pregnant and was tired most of the time.  I was due in November and … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 7 Comments

Update – Heart Stopping Bacon Assplosion

Patch made a “lite” version of his signature Asstastic Bacon Assplosion for his paddling team’s BBQ.  What makes it lite is that it’s a smaller version, and since it’s not … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Search of a New Backpack

I’ve had my North Face backpack for around 20 years and a year ago I found that the lining inside (kinda like a ScotchGuard type of protector lining) was flaking … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Simple Soups: Pig’s Heart with Turnip and Carrot

I’ve always preferred making Chinese soups over western soups.  All soups are delicious but there is something about Chinese soups that I prefer. Most of the soups are clear broth … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

There, My Dad Fixed It – Tea Kettle

My dad likes to fix things, this is because he doesn’t like to spend money and he likes to re-use everything and anything.  I don’t know when or how that … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pork Lettuce Wraps – Simplified Version

This is a simple version of a beef/pork/duck lettuce wrap since it’s made with a few ingredients.  This wrap is a favourite with the family because it’s very flavourful, and … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Parenting Philosophy #5 – My Son’s Not a Panhandler

Only the mainland chinese would ignore my boy when he says “HI!” to them. Just say Hi back and he will be on his way. Isn’t that common courtesy regardless … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 2 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

The Hubs Edition #6 – Just Sayin’…

I thought recently after Patch said I nag too much… just maybe… If men (I had to put men in general so that it’s not like I’m singling him out) … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 3 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

Japanese Scallops Pasta

I’m not really a huge fan of bay scallops, but I like chinese cooking with dried scallops.  Recently, I found some Japanese scallops at a seafood store in Granville Island … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Healthy Kid’s Snacks – Roasted Chick Peas

A healthy crunchy snack that’s high in fibre, roasted chick peas is one of my boy’s favourite snack to munch on.  Fairly quick and easy to make, the outcome is … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Hubs Edition #5 – Follow My Nose

If you want to find my husband, just follow the trail of socks on the floor or lights that are left on during the day.

April 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Garlic Butter Escargots

Patch and I visited a newly opened French restaurant for our anniversary recently, and was not impressed with it.  With a few popular French restaurants that’s been around for awhile, … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Quick Recipe – A Nutritional Boost

I feel like I’m coming down with something, feeling a little blah.  I need some comfort food to make myself feel better.  Five pieces of fried chicken and pizza for … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Hubs Edition #4 – “Honey, Where is Everything?”

It’s not hard to hide things from the hubs, just move it an inch from his line of sight.

April 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Hubs Edition #3 – He Likes to Keep Me Busy

When Patch is done with his cup of water, rather than rinsing it, he throws it in the dirty pot of oily water soaking in the sink… causing me three … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Parenting Philosophy #4 – Not Going to Be the Most Popular Bartender in the Club

I asked my son what his favourite drink is and he’ll say Balloonini. Ask him what’s in a Balloonini and he’ll say Kok Kok. Ask him what’s a kok kok … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Homemade Calamari Pasta

Calamari is not hard to make, there’s no secret to get the rings.  If you buy the squid as a whole and cut across, it will become rings! It is … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Hubs Edition #2 – We’re Not Running a Restaurant

I’ve asked Patch to chop up a bulb of garlic for me.  He did it super fast and when he was done, I realized that he kept the hard ends … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Uncommon Annoying People on Facebook

There are many common facebook annoyances that have been listed before (people who post constantly or reveal too much information, etc) but I would like to add a few more … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pork Floss on a Bed of Tofu

Jars of pork floss is a common chinese new year’s gift item (along with fruits) when you visit homes after new year’s.  I like receiving this more than recycled boxes … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hubs Edition #1 – Customs Faux Pas

While Patch is highly educated and very informed on current events, he also always make time for me and the boy.  However, with anything else, he feels like it’s not … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment