Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
|A hot pot meal prepared by my godmother|
photo credit: Leo and Mel
Saturday, August 3, 2013
In the heat of the summer, nothing beats a nice cool watermelon for a summer treat. When having a get together, why not have a simple watermelon carving to serve as a centrepiece? Here is an easy method for carving watermelon, perfect for beginners.
Things you need:
print out design
cutting tool (preferably a Thai carving knife, but an x-acto knife works well too.)
1) buy watermelon
2) print out design you would like to carve out of the watermelon skin
3) tape design to watermelon using masking tape. Smooth the edges to conform to the shape of the watermelon, then secure in place by tape.
6) with the knife, carefully remove the top green layer skin by cutting out small pieces of the green and slicing off the top layer using the knife on a 20-30 degree angle. Cut out the pieces not part of your design to have the design in green as I have, or conversely, you can cut out your design, leaving your design white and your background green.
once you have become used to this, you may cut deeper to make designs using the three different colors and layers of the watermelon. Here is one I did for my son's birthday party.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Ask any kid, or anyone who was a kid what their favorite childhood camping memory is, and 9 chances out of 10, they will tell you sitting around a campfire, singing and eating S'mores. Ah, s'mores. The ooey gooey confection consisting of chocolate and a roasted marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers has been popular since the 1920's and is still going strong. The US even has a national s'mores day, on Aug 10th.
In our province, there has been a huge forest fire burning for over 3 weeks, so campfires are banned in that region. In other regions there has been a lot of rain, so campfires would be difficult to enjoy. So what to do if you can't go camping? Bring the best part of camping to you, of course.
Here is a recipe for s'mores brownies, for when you can't sit by the fireside.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
|Just Goody Mart on the corner of Churchill Square and Elizabeth Ave|
|View of main aisle from the entrance|
Friday, June 7, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
Q: I want to make my own vinaigrette for my summer salads, what is the ratio of oil to vinegar?
Q: When I make merengue for pies, it turns into a watery mess, how do I avoid this?
A: When making merengue pies (for example lemon merengue pie) you need to make sure the pie filling is hot. If the filling is cool when you put on the merengue, then the steam from the filling just reaches the surface between the merengue and filling. When the pie cools, this steam condenses, leaving the sweet watery mess. If the filling is hot, the steam will more easily pass through the baking merengue.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Time to pour the champagne, put on a Marvin Gaye CD and enjoy!
Friday, May 17, 2013
|I kinda felt like Fruit Ninja when setting up for this pic|