MILESTONES, KITSILANO

Watermelon, feta and roasted beet salad. Caesar Salad.  Crowned with roasted garlic. yum. The Watermelon and Roasted Beet salad was refreshing.  Romain hearts and baby arugula are lightly dressed in lemon chardonnay vinaigrette. The candied pecans were scrumptious and I ate them all first!  This salad came with my Steak […]

KITSTAYA SUSHI, KITSILANO

Box A:  udon noodle soup, chicken teriyaki on rice and tempura.  A good deal for $7.95. Rating:  4.5/6 Chicken Karaage:  crispy, freshly fried wings served with a lemon wedge.  These were very good.  Rating:  5/6 Spicy Tuna Sashimi:  tuna sashimi marinated in a hot sauce.  Nice big chunks.   Rating: […]

LE MARCHÉ ST. GEORGE, A HIDDEN GEM

Le Marché St. George is a quaint little corner store and cafe hidden in a quiet residential neighbourhood.  At once you are struck by its rustic French charm.  The shop is located on St. George Street and E. 28th Avenue in East Vancouver (between Main and Fraser).   The building is […]

GF VANILLA BEAN CHIFFON VERS 1.1 FAIL

My favourite GF flour blend and my favourite chiffon recipe are being combined and undergoing rigorous testing.  To see how versatile my blend is, I tried it in my chiffon cake recipe. The batter looked good as it baked in the oven. The chiffon seemed to have more lift than […]

KAM GOK YUEN BBQ…AN INSTITUTION

More pork fat love, but this BBQ Pork (cha siu) is WAY better than any I’ve had from other Chinese BBQ joints.  Hey Chinatown newbie, let me give you some advice… When you enter a Chinatown institution like Kam Gok Yuen, with its yellowed linoleum floors and hole-in-the-wall booths, you […]

BAAK TONG GOH FROM NEW TOWN BAKERY

Lookit those great bubbles! New Town Bakery’s White Sugar Rice Steamed Rice Cake (baak tong goh) are good.  They don’t have that overly-yeasted/fermented taste.  They are soft and white and kids love them.  Making these yourself is possible, but buying a few pieces is so much more convenient because there’s […]

WILTON CAKE DECORATING COURSE AT THE COOKSHOP

royal icing flowers, buttercream roses, fondant leaves cornelli lace technique, royal icing lilies & fondant leaves Prior to my due date and the impending birth of my next kid, I thought I had better do some things I knew I wouldn’t be able to do with 2 little ones. This […]