Appreciating Gin Beyond A G&T

To be honest, I didn’t know much about gin beyond the ol’ G & T. I never imagined to sip it straight, and enjoy it. This all changed once when we attended Juniper Gardens : A UK Gin Revival event which introduced UK’s finest distilleries, held by LCBO and the British Consulate-General, Toronto. Find out…

Let’s Eat: Noodles W/ Tiny Dried Shrimp

On the hunt for dried shrimp, I accidentally found something better: tiny dried shrimp. They’re light orange, thin and almost transparent. We had quite the debate at the dinner table on whether these were just the skin of shrimp, or just dried tiny shrimp. But it is, indeed just dried tiny shrimp! In the past,…

Recipe: Fried Potato Bites w/ Feta

Buying a bag of potatoes is a commitment, let me tell you. Extending onto my sheperd’s pie recipe, another potato addition is hash! Boy do I love hash. This is now a new series: “What To Do With That Bag Of Potatoes (Before It Grows Spores)“. Influenced by an incredibly delicious plate of diced potatoes cooked in a…

Let’s Eat: Sheperd’s Pie, Real Easy

I absolutely love pies, from the very first peel to the last… And digging into the pastry bottom strip by strip. A pastry-free pie seems about right to me, as it’s quicker and easier with all the same delicious fillings. After oogling a fellow diner’s order over lunch last week, the gently broiled peaks of mashed potatoes…

Let’s Eat: Onigiri with U.S.-Grown Jasmine Rice

Making USA-grown Jasmine rice even tastier, with Onigiri! Onigiri is a popular three-bite snack in Japan; iconically seen as triangular-shaped rice balls embellished with a rectangular seaweed strip. The onigiri is stuffed with savoury fillings. The rice ball can be seared, rolled in sesame or finished with seaweed. I created three varieties of this recipe…