Ice Wine

Did you know that one grape equates to only one drop of ice wine? I was astounded to learn this and you learn to appreciate the dessert wine a bit more when you realize the amount of work needed to produce the delicious drink. We are fortunate to have Niagara Falls, the region that specializes…

The Entertainer Blogger Award #2

Thanks to the lovely and talented Prachi from Spice in the Box, I’m excited to be nominated for the Entertainer Blogger Award again! She’s a talented, DIY-cooking-traveller who is full of energy and has a repertoire of delicious recipes. If you are looking for someone new and interesting to follow, check out her blog! Rules:…

Thai Shrimp (Recipe)

Are you looking for an easy dish with a bang to use those bouncy, juicy, and succulent shrimp? Try this easy Thai shrimp recipe. Ingredients: Cooking oil About a dozen shrimp 1 tbsp shrimp paste with soya bean oil paste Bit of salt A splash of Shaohsing rice cooking wine Scallions, sliced Instructions: Clean and…

Gulyàs – Hungarian Goulash

No trip to Hungary is complete without trying a nice big bowl of gulyàs, the Hungarian style goulash. I’ve heard countless stories about people disliking the taste of goulash, but there’s something special about the Hungarian kind that even those with a strong aversion have a change of heart. The secret to the deliciousness of…

Pàlinka – A Hungarian Spirit

On a wintery day, there are some things that can warm you up within seconds – hot chocolate, a nice big bowl of soup, and pàlinka. Pàlinka is a Hungarian brandy that is 50-60% alcohol. It is made with fruits like apricot, cherry, raspberry, peach, plum, pear…you name it! It was created as a way…

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…

Lángos – A Deep Fried Hungarian Snack

When I was in Hungary, I waited over 30 minutes to try a lángos [pronounced “lang-o-shh”] and it was worth the wait. It’s a flatbread that is made from a flour or potato-based dough and can be mixed with milk, yogurt, or sour cream as a substitute to water. I’d say it’s similar to a…

The Entertainer Blogger Award

Superbowl doesn’t make me dance. However, things that do make me dance – travelling, food, err…music, and surprises. This week, my fellow vegan blogger Ana, from Cook the Beans, sent me a lovely surprised – she nominated me for the Entertainer Blogger Award. 🙂 It feels great to be nominated by a blogger that I…