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maltesers tart recipe
I love Maltesers! The malted milk ball covered by milk chocolate has long been a favourite of mine. Here's another way to enjoy them: check out my Maltesers Tart Recipe! Did you know that Maltesers were originally marketed as energy balls that were slimming for women? While Maltesers have been sold in the U.K. since 1937, but didn't come to the...
sans rival recipe
Sans Rival in French, it literally means ‘without rival’. This Sans Rival recipe is made of thin nutty meringue layers, covered and filled with buttercream. Definitely, a Filipino favourite. I’m not exactly sure when and how sans rival started to be popular, but it has grown to be one of the Filipino favourites. One of mine, that’s for sure. SANS RIVAL RECIPE For the...
thanksgiving in canada
Most people don’t seem to know that Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on a different day than Thanksgiving in the United States. Canadians celebrates Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October, a full six weeks before their neighbours down south. Why does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving on a different day? Here’s a quick history lesson on Thanksgiving in Canada. THANKSGIVING IN CANADA DURING...
captain's boil
I’ve always enjoyed the visceral experience of eating with my hands. While it’s not quite the norm here in the West, but eating with your hands is a common practice in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. If you haven’t tried it, you’re in for quite a treat. Eating as a very sensory experience, just like the preparation...
chef jamie kennedy
Jaimie Kennedy is one of Canada's most celebrated chefs. He's known for his support for sustainable gastronomy and his passion for defining Canada's regional culinary traditions. Chef Jamie has helped build a community of Canadian producers, consumers and chefs in promoting a sustainable farm-to-table system. Chef Jaime began his career in the 1970's, operating numerous restaurants in Toronto until he moved...
toronto garlic festival
The Toronto Garlic Festival is an annual celebration of all things garlic. TORONTO GARLIC FESTIVAL The festival was founded by Peter McClusky to promote the garlic industry in the province of Ontario. Since 2011, the annual Toronto Garlic Festival has featured Ontario farmers and chefs who showcase their latest crop and culinary creations. Garlic is available for sale at the festival, as are...
banana bread recipe
BANANA BREAD RECIPE Everyone loves banana bread! And for good reason, it's easy to make and the end result is always delicious. Although bananas have been available in the US since 1870, it wasn't until Pillsbury featured their first banana bread recipe in 1933 that it started gaining in popularity.  Banana bread quickly became a standard in American kitchens with the popularity...
Ensaymada Recipe
SUPER SOFT ENSAYMADA RECIPE This has been long overdue and finally I'm posting a better version of my first ensaymada recipe. This recipe uses mostly egg yolks, butter and milk. Other ensaymada recipes use shortening, I don't and I refuse to. After all, everything is better with BUTTER. So what do I do with the egg whites? Easy, I make buttercream!...
Japanese crepes
Everyone loves dessert, for most people it's the highlight of every meal. The Japanese, in particular have a real affection for cute desserts. A great example of this is Sweet Box, a popular crepe store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Sweet Box Japanese crepes using the freshest ingredients available with crepe batter prepared daily in-store. Unlike savoury crepes, Sweet...
ichiran ramen
Everyone loves ramen, but not as much as the Japanese. I’ve been told that if you want to know how good a ramen place is, you should take a look at the line outside. One such establishment that has consistent lines outside their restaurants is Ichiran Ramen, considered by many as one of Japan's best ramen places. STARTED WITH A...