Thai Green Mango Salad (Som Tum Mamuang)

  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… Continue reading Thai Green Mango Salad (Som Tum Mamuang)

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.… Continue reading How to get around Chiang Mai as a tourist

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… Continue reading Food from around the World at Heathrow Airport

Country Style Hungarian Restaurant, 450 Bloor Street West, Toronto

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… Continue reading Country Style Hungarian Restaurant, 450 Bloor Street West, Toronto

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… Continue reading How to find your new home in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  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… Continue reading Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Risotto with Scallops, Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes

  I am new to garlic scapes. And I am definitely kicking myself now for nothing getting acquainted sooner! We were visiting my brother and sister in law in New Brunswick this summer to meet our most special, beautiful baby nephew. Let me tell you, we fell fast and hard in love with little R.… Continue reading Risotto with Scallops, Mushrooms and Garlic Scapes

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Oh hai! It’s been awhile since we posted a food post.  Fall is probably our most favorite season.  We love everything about fall and most people, we reckon, love fall too! I guess everyone does except for those who suffer from seasonal allergies (like me, but I still like fall)! One of my fave activities… Continue reading Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake