Thai Red Curry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Thai food has so many flavours combined to make a simple dish complex in taste. And because we were eating Thai food twice a day while living in Thailand, we now really crave those complex flavours.   One dish we tried to make in Chiang Mai was  Thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps and it's perfect for those who like a little bit of spiciness but cannot handle Thai spicy.  The red curry in the filling adds that Thai spicy flavour, but the addition of chopped pineapple and lettuce adds freshness … [Continue reading...]

Mixed Beef Bone Broth

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Fall is here and we are so excited! Don't get us wrong, we love our sunny days and patio weather season just like every other Torontonian, but when you've been living in a place where it's constantly hot and sunny, you do end up missing your cooler, crisp weather like we have here in the fall.  And fall brings a lot of good eats too.  No, we're not talking about pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin on everything type of good eats - we're talking about real, hearty, stick to your bones comfort food! … [Continue reading...]

Mango & Passionfruit Crepe Cake

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Ever feel like your life is just passing you by and you look back and all you see is your daily and weekly routine of home, work, sleep, repeat? Well, we find ourselves thinking that way from time to time.  Truth is, life can be like that for everyone, even for the most creative, dynamic […]

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Khao Soi – Northern Thailand’s Famous Noodles

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If you were to ask us what to eat in Chiang Mai, our number one recommendation would be khao soi! You cannot visit Chiang Mai and miss having a bowl of Northern Thailand’s signature noodles.  What is khao soi you ask? Well, khao ข้าว means rice and soi ซอย means to cut.  It is believed to have been […]

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Passion fruit – facts, nutritional benefits and recipes

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Passion fruit plant is believed to have originated from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina and Spanish explorers are credited for its name and for its spread around the world.  Usually, passion fruit is either yellow or purple.  The most common variety we find up here in Chiang Mai is the purple kind.  Passion fruit plant is […]

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

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It’s summer so you know it’s time for tomatoes! I remember eating tomatoes like they’re apples as a kid.  I remember my grandma telling me to eat tomatoes because they help you have clear, beautiful skin and you know what, whether it’s an old wive’s tale or not, I think she was right. Nowadays, I […]

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Rhubarb Muffins with Almond Streusel

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I spent one year without and oven and I really missed baking.  So the first chance I had, I decided to bake muffins and cookies all in one day.  I found a recipe for rhubarb muffins on saveur.com and because I’ve had success with a lot of their recipes in the past, I decided to […]

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La Cubana

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Ever been to La Cubana on Roncesvalles ? What do you think of their food and service?  To be truthful, it took us awhile to try La Cubana when they first opened because of some bad reviews online with respect to their service.   Not sure if the complaints were warranted or not, but we don’t […]

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Visa runs from Chiang Mai by car and by bus

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Guess what? We’re experts at visa runs now guys! Well, not really. But we wanted to write a post to share our experiences with you guys.  We have a one year business visa here in Thailand and it requires that we leave the country every 90 days.  Sounds easy? Well, sort of.  Our first visa […]

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

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Small space living was something new for us.  Two not so small people living in a small space presented some challenges but we were happy to call our 30 square meter condo home because it gave us what we needed.  But truth be told, I miss my old kitchen.  I had everything I needed in my old kitchen. […]

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