Easter Evolution

Easter Evolution

When I was a child, Easter was celebrated with new head gear and chocolate eggs.  On Easter Sunday morning, breakfast was scrambled eggs and warm, buttery hot-cross buns. If a breeze came us as...

Cu Lao Hotpot

Cu Lao is a must-have dish at every wedding in the South-Western part of Vietnam. It is customary for the bridgegroom’s family to offer the bride’s family  a 100-kilogram pig and money to buy...

The Canadian-Irish Connection

March 17th was a special day in our home when I was growing up in Toronto. Since my granddad was from Belfast, my mother always made sure to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish...

Head cheese ( Brawn)

Giò Thủ is one of the traditional snacks made around Tết, especially in northern Vietnam, to celebrate the New Year. Ingredients : 500g pig ear (1 piece) 300g pork tongue (1/2 piece) 400g pig...
miso salmon recipe

Miso Salmon Recipe

I ordered Miso Salmon recently for the first time and fell in love with it. I never thought to cook with miso, even though I’ve seen it done before. I decided to do some...
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La Vong Grilled Fish

Ingredients 1kg snakehead fish or 1 whole catfish Spices: 2 tsp. lesser galangal (squeeze to get juice) 4 tsp. fermented rice (mẻ, leached) 2 tsp. shrimp paste 1 tsp. turmeric powder (or ground fresh turmeric...

Turkey And Holiday Side That Are A Main Event

Foodies across the country are beginning to shake off recipes that call for fussy, hard to find ingredients. Instead, they are looking for products that are home grown and full of natural flavour. A...
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Stuffing Croutons

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Stuffing Croutons

After holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas we always have a lot of leftovers. I’ve gotten creative in the last few years about making new dishes from leftovers. Here is simple, healthy, quick meal...

Phu Yen Steamed Rice Cake

In Vietnamese cuisine, ‘Bánh Bèo’ (literally water fern cake) is a type of steamed rice cake that is popular across the country. It is prepared differently depending on the region but all versions are...
Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

My favorite season has to be fall. I love the colorful leaves, I can wear smart scarves and cute boots and, of course, eat pumpkin! Here is one of my favorite dessert recipes, a...