Chocolate Crème Caramel

Continuing my Japanese recipe of mini doughnuts, this is also a Japanese recipe which also happens to be chocolate. In Japan they call it “pu-rin” for pudding, but it is more like a custard. I found this recipe from a Japanese website called “Kyou-no-ryouri” which means “Cooking Today”. It is also a cooking TV showRead more

Baked Mini Double Chocolate Doughnuts

I bought a mini doughnut pan last year during a trip to Japan from Muji (a large chain retail store). It looked too cute I had to buy it – that is what usually happens when I shop in Japan. A little recipe booklet was also included with the silicone pan. So I decided toRead more

Summer Eats: Creamy Nut Oolong Tea Gelato

I can feel the heat outside the house as I am writing this post. My house is usually cool even during the summer, if I can feel heat, it is REALLY warm out. 🙂 Which is good, considering we didn’t really get much of a summer for the past month or so in Vancouver. HotRead more

Very Simple Herbed Chicken Pasta Soup

I love having soups for lunch – they are light, delicious and most importantly will not put to me to sleep after the meal (especially during work :)). I used to buy canned soup for the convenience of a ready meal after 3 minutes of reheating. As I read the sodium levels on the nutritionRead more

Summer Canning: Tomatoes

Fresh local tomatoes are so delicious in the summer, it is a good time to preserve their sun ripen tomato-ey flavour for cooking. I came across some nice local tomatoes so I bought some to try canning them at home – it is my first time canning tomatoes. It is not a difficult process. AllRead more

Gourmet Crackers Experiment – Sun Dried Tomatoes with Fresh Basil

How can you go wrong with tomatoes and basil? After successfully making the thin and crispy sesame crackers, I wanted to further customize my recipe. I am addicted to making crackers 🙂 I wanted to try, yes, a classic combination of tomatoes and basil. So I tweaked the recipe and came up with this deliciousRead more

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