Thai Green Mango Salad (Som Tum Mamuang)

Thai Green Mango Salad

  Most Thai restaurants in Toronto have green mango salad in their menu as their Thai salad option. So when we first visited Thailand 5 years ago, we were surprised to find out that most restaurants here don't actually have mango salad as an option.  Here in Thailand, they love their green papaya salad.  You can get green papaya salad in most restaurants and food stalls and even though each vendor adds their own special touch, one thing they all have in common is that they are Thai … [Continue reading...]

How to get around Chiang Mai as a tourist


Getting around Chiang Mai as a tourist is no big deal. Honestly. There are so many options here at different price points and comfort levels. You can rent a scooter, hire a car, rent a bicycle, ride a tuk tuk, share a red taxi or walk. The choice is up to your preference and budget. Walking around  Walking around is likely the best way to get a real feel of the Old City and surrounding areas.  It's actually very easy and fun to walk the Old City, Nigh Bazaar area, Nimmanhaemin and the … [Continue reading...]

Food from around the World at Heathrow Airport


Trekking across the globe, you’ll encounter so many unfamiliar customs and practices, but what unites us as a global community is our love and respect for food. As the founder and editor-in-chief of MultiCultural Cooking Network (MCCN) Crystal A. Johnson once said, “Food is the cross section for communication.” Food isn’t the only way to bridge […]

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Country Style Hungarian Restaurant, 450 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Country Style Hungarian Restaurant

Winter’s coming! And you know that means, right? It’s time to unearth your elastic pants and put some meat on your bones. Indulging on comfort food is really the only way to deal with winter. For realsies. If you’re hankering for some good ol’ fashioned, rustic, just like grandma’s cooking kind of food, head on […]

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How to find your new home in Chiang Mai, Thailand


There are endless options for accommodation here in Chiang Mai. If you’re staying here long-term, you can rent a condo, a house, a townhouse or a serviced apartment. Some of our friends here rent a townhouse for a lot cheaper than what we’re paying monthly, but they did have to furnish the house themselves. Some […]

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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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  A few months back, we celebrated a very special occasion. It was our friends A & J’s  tenth year anniversary and we threw a surprise dinner for them! J is not only beautiful on the outside (she looks like a cross between Julia Roberts and Cindy Crawford), but she’s a good egg too!  What I […]

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