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…

Foolproof Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Foolproof Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

(This foolproof yorkshire pudding recipe was first published in 2010 and garnered a lot of shares via Facebook and Pinterest.  I have recently updated this post for this Christmas season, using the WP Recipe maker for easier recipe reading.) This Christmas holiday, we have decided…

Canadian Yam Salad with Craisins

Canadian Yam Salad with Craisins

For Canadians pressed for time, this Yam Salad with Craisins is easily a favorite for three reasons:  (1)  It is healthy and tasty.  (2)  It is easy to make, there is very little cooking.  (3)  You can have many variations which keep the recipe fresh…

Grace Harbour Apple Cobbler

Grace Harbour Apple Cobbler

This is a truly Canadian recipe made with hand picked crabapples, plums and berries from an abandoned homestead at Grace Harbour in Desolation Sound Marine Park made to an apple-berry cobbler. Crab apples are sour when eaten fresh, yet when baked, gives a sweet tangy taste. Easy to make, healthy and full of nutrients. Can be served warm with ice cream topping. This recipe was inspired during the summer of 2008 while cruising the BC Inside Passage to Alaska.