SHORTBREAD COOKIES (TRADITIONAL WAY)

This recipe is adapted by CANADA Corn Starch via Joyful Jollies cooking blog. I have eaten  a lot of shortbread cookies but this is the best recipe of shortbread I’ve ever made and tasted. It is so easy to handle with only 4 ingredients and couples of kitchen tools The cookies come out so fine, smell […]

MINI BRIOCHE BREAD IN CUPS

This recipe was adapted by Artisanbreadinfive. I have to admit that I haven’t made any breads before since it takes too much time to knead dough; for saving time, I used to buy breads at Costco then froze in a freezer and took them out to use whenever I need to. However, the fresh-baked bread […]

VIETNAMESE SWEET CORN PUDDING (Chè bắp)

Ingredients: Sweet corn pudding 4 corn cobs 1/3 cup white sticky glutinous rice 1 tbsp. sugar 4 cups water Coconut milk 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp. sugar 1/2 tbsp. fat flour or tapioca starch 1/4 tsp. salt Pandan extract (optional) Toasted sesame seeds, to serve Directions: For the sweet corn pudding […]

CANDIED PINEAPPLES AND GRAPEFRUITS FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR

As I said in last post, Lunar New Year is fast approaching in a couple of weeks, I planned to make a few traditional dishes to celebrate Tết. Mứt, candied fruits are sweet treats cannot be missed out on this big festival. I have decided to make dry candied grapefruits and pineapples for this year; I will show […]

VIETNAMESE BANANA FLOWER SALAD ( Gỏi Hoa Chuối)

Banana flower is an ingredient commonly used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking and, yes, it comes from growing bananas . It can be eaten raw or steamed, and a great source of vitamins A and C. Raw banana flower has a dry crunchy tacky taste, but when you mix with fish sauce, herbs and cabbage, […]

RECIPES FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR 2014 – PICKLES WEEK

It’s getting close to Lunar New Year (January 31, 2014), I am extremely over-excited at preparing foods, cleaning up and decorating the house. Lunar New Year festival is the biggest holiday in Vietnam; in fact, it is as big as Chinese New Year and many Southeast Asia countries celebrate their New Year on the same […]

Winterlicious Restaurants Must Eat In Toronto (January 31- February 13, 2014)

There are about 200 top restaurants within the Greater of Toronto area that offer their best Prix Fixe Winterlicious menus for both lunch and dinner. Based on my experience in the past, I would suggest to dine-in one of  these below restaurants – It’s affordable with excellent tasty foods. The McEwan Group own several restaurants […]

ZERO TO HERO: 30 DAYS TO A BETTER BLOG – DAY 6 & 7

I usually have two posts every week but since I join the  Zero to Hero: 30-Days blog challenge, I have blogged everyday (that is good to refresh myself and keep me actively on WordPress community). DAY 6: PUBLISH A POST THAT INCLUDES A NEW ELEMENT Today is still very cold in Toronto, Canada, around -20 degree […]

BAKED PARSLEY POTATOES – A HEALTHY WAY TO EAT FRIES

We all like French fries, but how can we enjoy eating without being afraid of gaining too much weights? I would like to introduce to you a healthy way to eat fries (without frying), it is baked potatoes fries. It has fresh potatoes smell, crunchy texture, and a little kick of spicy butter parsley flavour. […]