Top 5 Recommended New Year’s Resolutions!

It’s that time again. 2017 is just around the corner and with it an opportunity for new beginnings, or at least, a mindset of fresh opportunities.  Many of you may be disheartened with failed resolutions in the past, so we… Continue Reading

Being Chinese and NOT Eating Rice Often

I rarely cook rice at home.  I haven’t even used my rice cooker since November 2014!  And I’m of Chinese descent.  As a child, I ate rice nearly daily – always at dinner as I ate western-style breakfasts (eggs and… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 3, Episode 3: Dessert with Quinoa

Tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts!  This might sound a little odd, but why can’t one attempt to make tiramisu with quinoa instead of lady fingers?  Can’t be THAT difficult, can it?  And no, I am using ACTUAL quinoa… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 3, Episode 1: Chicken Burritos with Collard Greens

The first episode of the third season aired on Food Network Canada, featuring, yes, the new host (who made his debut on the show’s teen tournament).  Ingredients in the three rounds included candy necklaces in the first round as well… Continue Reading

An Afternoon at the Wine Country Cooking School

My husband and I decided to celebrate our fifth anniversary early by going to the Niagara region.  That was where we got engaged six years ago.   Since we both love food, we decided to take a cooking class.  Though we… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 2, Episode 25: Grape Jelly, Mushroom Soup Lobster Bake

Ingredients for the appetizer from episode 25 were:  Lobster, cream of mushroom soup, matzoh crackers and grape jelly.  The first thing I thought of were those rice casserole dishes one sees at Hong Kong style diners (cha chaan teng) and… Continue Reading

Chocolate Cheese, Kefir Drinks and Other SIAL 2015 Highlights

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend SIAL 2015 this year.  I went for the first time in 2013, the last time they were in Toronto, an event which switches back and forth between our city and Montreal.  Each year,… Continue Reading

Quark and Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Raspberries

I was looking for an interesting dessert to serve over the holiday weekend and found a quark and yogurt cheesecake (quark is a soft, spreadable cheese with a texture that is a bit lighter than tubbed cream cheese, but not… Continue Reading

A DelectablyChic! Thanksgiving Dinner: 2014 Edition

I love cooking.  I love making Thanksgiving dinner.  I’d say that partly why I like doing this is because though my family did a more “traditional” meal when I was in elementary school (but with Chinese influences, such as soy… Continue Reading