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Korean Style Mixed-Greens (Sigeumchi-namul)

Korean Style Mixed-Greens (Sigeumchi-namul)

When I visited Seoul in May 2016, I think I’ve met some of the nicest people ever. I travelled alone. I needed a break after my planned photography project didn't work out as planned. To be honest, I also needed a little personal space because when visiting family in...

Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Lime and Miso Dressing

Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Lime and Miso Dressing

Soba Noodle Salad with Spicy Lime and Miso Dressing I’m a die-hard carnivore. Eating just plain old salad is not exactly appealing to me but there are vegetarians in my extended family. Now and then when they visit, I have to come up with decent vegetarian meals so...

Victoria

Victoria

Meet Victoria, it's her birthday today so I suppose I should talk about this absolutely gorgeous but unabashedly humble city which also happens to be my home for the last eleven years. We're on Vancouver Island, an island (duh) that is about 2 scenic hours away by...

Roast Pork

Roast Pork

Roast Pork I love pork. To me personally, pigs are the lesser-appreciated gods. It breaks my heart that there are no feast days reserved to honour these truly noble beasts. Roast pork is a busy person’s best friend. I would often cook a big roast on the weekend when I...

Mexico

Mexico

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Mexico is a very special place for me. Not because that’s where my happy hour tipple of choice comes from but because it opened my eyes to photography. Al and I went to Mexico in 2010. It was my very first overseas trip outside of Canada and the...

Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, France

As I am writing this, I am waiting for my kugelhopf dough to rise. Kugel-what? It’s this Alsatian cake that to my totally uninformed opinion, the result of an illicit and passionate love affair between a French brioche and an Italian panettone. I hear Ladurée in Paris...

Tarte Flambée Alsacienne (Flammekueche)

Tarte Flambée Alsacienne (Flammekueche)

Tarte Flambée Alsacienne (Flammekueche) Since I’ve been writing about Alsace lately, I thought it would be a good idea to make one of their most iconic dishes, the tarte flambée or flammekueche. It’s a flat bread with crème fraiche, very thinly sliced onion and lardon...

Alsace, France

Alsace, France

I discovered Alsace purely by coincidence. After reading Peter Mayle’s lavish books, I couldn’t stop dreaming of Provence. Its lavender scented air, generous Mediterranean sunshine, glorious vineyards with their fine terroir, colourful fields of flowers and the...

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

My husband, Al, and I spent three weeks in Paris in the summer of 2015. Frankly I wasn’t having a great time during the first few days. We’d just had two wonderful weeks in beautiful Alsace. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Colmar just yet. When we arrived in Paris,...

Mediterranean Vegetable Stew

Mediterranean Vegetable Stew

I’m not super fond of vegetables. As a kid, I ate so much vegetables and very little meat that I was practically vegetarian. I grew up Catholic so for a week until Easter Sunday arrives there will be no fish, seafood or any other type of animal product. It's veggies...

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