What’s For Dinner? – A Chinese New Year Eve Meal

Chinese New Year was on Friday February 16th this year. It just happens to coincide with Family Day weekend, which means many of us get to enjoy an extra long weekend off and who doesn’t appreciate that? This year, we had a small intimate family gathering and were blessed enough to have a table bursting…

Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog

It’s scary how time flies. Tonight will be Lunar New Year Eve (also known as Chinese New Year) and we will be bringing in the Year of the Dog. Just like any celebration, that means some good eats are in store! In previous years, I’ve shared what we ate on New Years Eve, what was…

A Little Thanksgiving with a Lot of Food

This past week was full of celebrations. Wednesday was the Mid-Autumn Festival. Yesterday was Karva Chauth. And today is our Canadian Thanksgiving or what I like to call, Turkey Day (or Gobble Gobble Day). As usual, I’m thankful to be able to take part in two Thanksgiving meals. The first meal was on Saturday and…

Mid-Autumn Festival

It’s that time of the year again when summer starts to wane and fall arrives. Today is special though because it’s the Mid-Autumn Festival! Although my family doesn’t really have any special meals or big parties for this occasion, it’s a time to look forward to moon cakes! A majority of people celebrate the Mid-Autumn…

A Three Day Wedding

Have you ever been to a three day ceremony wedding before? Let alone experienced a three day Indian wedding? My friend recently got married and it was quite the experience. Each ceremony was different from the other, but being Yes! All Roads Lead to Food, it’s all about the journey of food too! First was…

A Sanjeet Celebration

I have been calling it a “san-jeet”, but it’s really called a “san-geet”. My first reaction was panic. What’s a sanjeet?!?! I was invited to one because one of my old classmates is getting married. As a first timer, here’s what I discovered. First, I walked into a room that was decorated with low lighting,…

Tong Sum Fun – Macaroni Pasta Soup (Recipe) & Turkey Leftovers

After having turkey this past weekend for our Easter dinner, we had plenty of leftovers. And with leftovers, comes an endless list of crafty ideas on what to do with those leftovers to ensure nothing gets wasted. Thus, comes Tong Sum Fun – also known as Macaroni Pasta Soup! With a hodgepodge of ingredients, this is…

Easter Weekend

The chocolate egg and bunny hunts have begun and I’m sure many families are getting together this weekend to celebrate Easter weekend. Even though I wasn’t raised as a Christian, I celebrate it as a time to get together with family and friends. Plus, it’s an extra long weekend which I’m surely not going to…

Sugar Shack – The Maple Syrup Festival

Canadian stereotypes: We live in igloos We live amongst polar bears We love maple syrup For me, two out of the three are false but the maple syrup one is correct! I say this because every year, multiple locations throughout Canada celebrate the maple syrup festival by going to a Sugar Shack, also known as La Cabane à…

A Chinese New Year Lunch

Yesterday was Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. Every year, my family gets together and makes our traditional New Year lunch. Sometimes we pan fry some white radish cake, but this year we went with a taro cake (also known as “wu tau go”) and Year Cake (leen go). Similar to…

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster

Gung Hey Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the Rooster, so that means if you are 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, etc. (it’s a cycle of 12’s) then it’s your year! While I completely lack the power to make predictions, what I do know about Chinese New Year is food! With…

Icewine Touring – Part Deux

On a long journey through the beautiful vineyards of Niagara Region, I had the pleasure of participating in the Niagara Icewine Festival. Yesterday’s posting was about the first half of the tour, so here’s the second part of our awesome adventure! The pretty Konzelmann Estate Winery was the fifth place we went to on our list. They paired…