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…

Chinese Style Meatballs

Chinese Style Meatballs

  Chinese new year is coming. 2012 is the year of the dragon with the first day of the Chinese new year occuring on Jan. 23, 2012. In preparation for a New Year dinner party, I am cooking some favorite family dishes. These are not…

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…

Salabat – a hot soothing christmas non alcoholic drink

Salabat – a hot soothing christmas non alcoholic drink

As the chilly winter slowly descends upon us, out comes the sweaters, the scarves and the coats. For some families, the Christmas tree is already out (the plastic or fake ones), and so do the hot non-alcoholic drinks. Here is one drink that we’d like…

Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad

During a recent potluck, somebody brought a seven layer salad, very imaginatively arranged.  I have made seven layer salad before, but never had the wits to arrange the ingredients so artfully.  So, I thought  I would share the recipe and the different images of how…