Coconut cream pie, bacon & a diamond ring

A lot has happened since I wrote about the cheeseburger at the Museum Tavern. After an insane last few weeks, I’m finally sitting down at the computer surrounded by some of my leftover Easter chocolates (Reese’s eggs), and I’m going to tell you all about it. Like I said, the past few weeks have been…

The Museum Tavern

On the last day of Adam’s visit a couple weeks ago, we worked up an appetite wandering through the Royal Ontario Museum’s many, many exhibits. So we headed over to the Museum Tavern across the street for lunch. Museum Tavern is beautiful American-style bistro with a black and white checkerboard floor and an amazing cheeseburger….

Cannelés Bordelais

The cannelé is one of my favourite pastries, second only to a double-baked almond croissant. It’s a small caramelized cylinder flavoured with rum and vanilla bean, hailing from the Bordeaux region of France. One of my goals is to successfully bake a batch of cannelés, but doing so is no small feat. Achieving that perfectly…

Daeji Bulgogi in Toronto

My best meal in Toronto thus far has been daeji bulgogi at a teeny, tiny Korean restaurant on Bloor St. called Yummy Korean Restaurant. It was yummy, indeed. Daeji bulgogi is my favourite Korean dish – thinly sliced pork marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce – served sizzling on a hot plate, alongside rice, kimchi,…

Mochi Brownies

Being part Japanese, mochi was something I grew up snacking on. But the mochi brownie (or cocoa mochi) is something I discovered only recently at a café in Vancouver called Basho. I immediately fell in love. Two of my favourite things – mochi and brownies – combined in the best way possible. Mochi brownies are…

Smoothie IQ

The smoothie has become a breakfast go-to, and it is definitely my breakfast of choice. It’s quick, easy and yummy. But in order to reap its benefits, the smoothie has to be done right. This means leaving out the bad stuff. While the store-bought smoothie is delicious and convenient, it might be doing you more…

Eating Thunder Bay

I’m home from another long-weekend Thunder Bay trip to see Adam (and the always adorable, Lily). Being the long-distance, food-loving couple that we are, we spent the majority of the weekend eating, and it was the best. Here’s a rundown of our weekend consumption: I arrived pretty late on Friday night, so we stayed in with…

All the hearts & sugar

For a lot of us, Valentine’s Day takes place when the snow is at its thickest and the temperatures at their lowest, so it’s no wonder that all the pink and sweet and chocolate take us over the moon. My advice is to take advantage of the day – whether you’re in a relationship or…

Here’s to 2017

Hi 2017! After bidding 2016 goodbye with what most would consider an unnecessary amount of food (including a stack of Mildred’s blueberry pancakes, scotch eggs and champagne), it’s time to start making some changes. For me, this means: cold-pressed almond milk everyday remembering to moisturize every night chia seeds and oatmeal consuming a little less…

Christmas away from Home

Christmas this year was a little different. For the first time, I didn’t go home. Instead, I flew up to Thunder Bay and spent a cold and snowy Christmas with Adam and his family. I missed home – the family and friends, Pearl and the Peking duck – but it was a great Christmas, nonetheless….

A Christmas Puppy

This time last year was a sad, sad time. On December 7, we said goodbye to our sweet little Stella, and it was hard to imagine Christmas without her, let alone the coming year. We miss her more than she’ll ever know, and we think about her everyday. She will always be our Stella. Recently…

Adulting: cooking meals

As much as I love food, getting me to cook a meal is like pulling teeth. When we were studying for the bar, I had the best of intentions but nine times out of ten, always managed to find an excuse to order chicken-shawarma-hummus for lunch and pan-fried dumplings for dinner. And even now, most…