8 Tips for the perfect Beef Stew

8 Tips for the perfect Beef Stew

Here are 8 tips for the perfect beef stew that is tender, rich, and flavourful.  Beef stew in all its different variations is a favorite Canadian dish.   It is particularly popular for potluck dinners or family gatherings.  Canada is a multicultural country, so Canadians enjoy…

Asian Ginger Sesame Roasted Quail

Asian Ginger Sesame Roasted Quail

Asian Ginger Sesame Roasted Quail recipe is very popular among Chinese-Canadians.  In act, humans have been eating roast quails for over 10,000 years.  Quails are one of the top 10 ancient food for Egyptian Pharoahs.  It is believed that quails are already popular food around…

Gluten Free Sri Lankan Hopper

Gluten Free Sri Lankan Hopper

Canada is a country of immigrants, and thus enjoy the food diversity of its immigrant population.  One such country is  Sri Lanka, which has long been renowned for its spices. Since ancient times, traders from all over the world who came to Sri Lanka brought…

How to Make Simple Delicious Pancakes

How to Make Simple Delicious Pancakes

One of the things that Canada is known for throughout the world, is its maple syrup. What is the best thing to pour this deliciously sweet substance over? In my opinion, a very strong case can be made for simple pancakes. Although they are very…

Four Joy Chinese Meatballs recipe

Four Joy Chinese Meatballs recipe

Officially, it is the Four Joy Chinese Meatballs recipe, but I call it Grandma’s Chinese Meatballs Recipe. It is called Four Joy, because it is served during the four joyful life celebrations – Courtship, Marriage, Child Rearing, Aging. Legend has this recipe dating back to…

Easy Custard Pie

Easy Custard Pie

Nothing could be easier than this Easy Custard Pie for dessert.  It’s been a long day at work and now Mother-in-law is coming for dinner, and while I prepared for the main course, I have nothing to serve for dessert. Oh dear! Then my brillant…

Natural Cough Remedy – Ginger Honey Lemon

Natural Cough Remedy – Ginger Honey Lemon

There seems to be a bad bout of coughs and colds going around not just in Vancouver but other places as well. Mine started with a sore throat which persisted for days, then graduating to coughs. I tried Nitetime capsules, which is similar to Nyquill,…

Wok tossed Garlic Chili Edamame with Sea Salt

Wok tossed Garlic Chili Edamame with Sea Salt

This wok tossed garlic chili edaname with sea salt is the latest trendy appetizer dish in Vancouver that is now appearing in the menus of many restaurants. Originally a Japanese dish, Vancouverite restaurants are adding new twists to this simple dish. At Rockford Grill, I…

Glogg – Scandinavian hot christmas drink

Glogg – Scandinavian hot christmas drink

It is called “Glogg”, it is served during winter, as a hot drink to warm up the body. Scandinavian in origin, Glogg is a favorite Canadian drink during the Christmas Season. Ikea sells Glogg concentrates in 250 ml bottles which makes it easy to prepare…