Seollal (Korean New Year)

Korean New Year, Seollal, is the first day of the lunar calendar and so begins a three-day national holiday. I was curious to know how Koreans celebrate the occasion and it is often spent with family, whereby families honour their ancestors,  pay respect to elders, play games, wear the traditional dress (hanbok) and eat delicious food.  I was also […]

Asian supermarkets – there’s no place like home

This weekend I’m headed to T&T Supermarket for my very first time. It’s decided. And imagine how it’s almost  Chinese and Korean New Year, so the store ought to be buzzing all weekend, but nobody comes between me and my Korean ribs, no one I say. I read somewhere online that T&T is owned by Loblaws, so I suspect […]

More photos from Winterlude

For some reason, I had forgotten to add other Winterlude photos I had taken at Confederation Park last weekend. Then again, is anything more important than photos about food. Short answer to that question is no.  I should consult the Winterlude website to learn who the man dressed up in white and the polar bear are supposed to represent. When he saw […]

Winterlude – highlights from weekend one

Jinju lantern festival As part of the Year of Korea in Canada, the Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern)Festival created a garden of lanterns, a tunnel made out of more than 1,000 lanterns at Confederation Park for Winterlude. I wanted to go see the display, so my daughter and I zipped over to Confederation Park to check things […]

Baby it’s cold outside…

It’s cold again. Really cold. I swear yesterday’s 12C compared to the temperature of -17C right is just down right cruel. I fight back. I pull the scarf up higher, pull the toque down lower, and I eat soup. Frequently. I was inspired one day to make an asian themed soup. I love pho and it seemed I could just make something […]

What I’ve been watching lately

About six or seven years ago when I let go of cable, I resorted to watching shows online. Not immediately though because I didn’t know that was possible, but when I finally did catch on to the wonders of the world wide web, I confirmed that it’s not as gratifying as flipping through the channels, but it’s definitely far more efficient. […]

Hump day cravings

I’ve been craving a few things lately, surprisingly not related to food, and I thought it’d be fun to share them with you. – a clutch, preferably a large envelope style soft leather clutch in a saturated jewel tone. Soooo sophist (so much so I don’t even need to spell out the entire word!!!). Handles on a purse? -No.  […]

Your sweet spot for choosing a recipe

Some time in the last four or five years, I developed this knack for finding delicious recipes. It involves some serious Googling techniques and a keen eye for deliciousness. Check and check. I’m not swayed by retouched images, beautiful lighting or cute vintage baking props (as evidenced by my own lower quality photos). No, I see a dessert for what it […]