Archive for June, 2015

Making Macarons (Macaroons)

A confection that has gained a lot of attention in the past few years is the Macaron. While a lot of us believe the Macaron originated in France, there has been some debate that it originated in Italy – “Some have traced its French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry Read More

Joong (or Zhong)

Joong (Cantonese) [or Zhong (Mandarin)] aka Rice Packet/Purse, is one of my very favourite things to eat.             Joong is very time consuming to prepare, sometimes lasting an entire day, or even into the following day. My mom prefers to use banana leaves, though other large leaves may also be Read More

Kale is the New Chocolate

I knew what Kale was before being popularized by the raw food movement. I wasn’t particularly eager to rush out and try it, though. What was all the rage? I just didn’t get it. People were going crazy, you’d think it was chocolate! A good base for a smoothie, right? Well, I knew what kale Read More