watermelon and basil salad

I have a love/hate relationship with summer.  I hate the hot, humid days of summer, but I love all the fresh produce summer offers like plump, sweet Ontario strawberries, luscious, ripe peaches and of course, juicy, sweet watermelons! You know it’s summer in Toronto when you see bins of watermelon in your local grocery store… Continue reading watermelon and basil salad

Carrot and Daikon Pickle (Do Chua)

The more I browse through Instagram food posts, the more I realize that you can pretty much pickle anything.  For real! You can pickle blueberries,  garlic scape, green beans, tomatoes, okra and grapes just to name a few.  And pickled vegetables are really handy to have because you can eat them with anything – sandwiches,… Continue reading Carrot and Daikon Pickle (Do Chua)

Congee Queen–Toronto, Canada

  Congee Queen–one of our favorite go-to Chinese restaurants in Toronto! We present you with our usual menu order: 1) Chicken and Chinese Mushroom Rice Noodle Roll or “Chiong Fun” which means intestine shaped noodles. 2) Spice and Pepper Salt Squid–crispy, salty, peppery, spicy but never rubbery. 3) General Tao Chicken–everybody’s favorite! 4) Empress Fried… Continue reading Congee Queen–Toronto, Canada