Mini Matcha Mochi Doughnuts (gluten free)

Mini Matcha Mochi Doughnuts (gluten free) baked by my 8 yr old, Bib Sprinkle with icing sugar to make it even better See? I was detoxing today from a foodie-sinful weekend before Bib was pestering me to do some baking… Have you wanted to teach your 8 year old fractions? […]

On Holding the Line with GF Condensed Milk Pound Cake and Raffi

GF Condensed Milk Pound Cake (see recipe below) Yes, we’re still on picket duty and this week I brought home-baked GF goodies for my colleagues.  I made GF Condensed Milk Pound Cake and GF Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They both went over really well on the line “wow, these don’t taste […]

Ayoub’s Dried Fruit and Mixed Nuts

love the chandelier in Ayoub’s If you love nuts and dried fruit, you’ll have to check this place out.  Ayoub’s first of all is beautiful. It’s like walking into another world.  The white shelves, silver urns filled with fragrant spiced nuts and the huge candelier hanging in the centre of […]

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen and Sushi Bar, Vancouver

Carrot butterflies atop my wasabi. Details are so important You think all I do is eat out, eh? well, it certainly seems that way these last couple of days.  We had lunch, creme brulee and coffee in the Strathcona area and now we were back on The Drive for dinner. Our plan was […]

Crackle Crème, Vancouver

Duelling my 7 year old for the crackle! After our garlic chicken wing fix at Phnom Pehn, I was feeling kind of sorry for my 7 yr old Bib, who really was miserable at lunch.  She has a wiggly loose front tooth and didn’t really feel like eating much. Since […]

Basho Cafe & Sweets, Vancouver

Matcha Latte Afternoon Tea special ($5) Upon entering Basho Cafe on East Hastings (my old teenage stomping grounds!) you are immediately taken aback by the fine details evident in the decor and the food.  By gosh, even the door handle at the front has a knitted warmer wrapped around it! […]

Earnest Ice Cream, Vancouver

London Fog Do you ever argue with family members about where to eat for dinner? well, this is us practically every weekend.  I figured out a compromise.   One person chooses the resto for dinner and another can choose a different place for dessert.  Win Win! awww! the cutest coolest […]

Parthenon Greek Supermarket, Vancouver & a GF rant

Spanakopita (Spinach pie)  The best part of living in Vancouver is my proximity to good authentic eats if I’m craving it.  I live within 10 minutes of excellent foods from India, Greece, China, Japan, the Middle East, Italy, France and practically every other major country you can think of.  I’m […]


Fresh local strawberry & vanilla ice cream tarts  In keeping with my “Lazy Summer” theme I started with my last post, I thought I’d show you a sneaky-delicious treat to use up those local strawberries that are so juicy sweet this month.  After we visited the driving range in Richmond, […]

PNE Foodie Eats

Every kid has to experience those Mini Donuts at the PNE!   This year did not disappoint for all things nostalgic.  I don’t think I’ve missed many PNE fairs over my lifetime.  Growing up on the East side, a stone’s throw from the Pacific National Exhibition, my parents always took […]

Looping Video Food Porn Reviews: The Vine App

Ooh la la! Les macarons!— Linda S. Kwan (@Cakebrain) March 17, 2013 This is my first time using The Vine App: 6 second looping videos.   I’m still not sure whether I like this over still shots. It gets me all dizzy watching the looping videos. Perhaps I need […]