Spanish tomato toast

spanish tomato toast (pan con tomate)

January 16, 2019

Last week we were in Madrid and are totally smitten.  Mr. S and I have never been before.  He’s half Spanish so whenever we are in a Spanish country, he feels a connection even though he grew up in England. We’ve been to Barcelona before but Spain’s capital tugged at our hearts!  It’s a beautiful,…

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A little taste of India

September 4, 2006

The first time I ever tasted Indian food was while I was still living in Toronto (10 years ago). A couple of my co-workers were Indian and they would bring their lunch in which was prepared by their spouses. Out of curiosity and because the aromas were so inviting, I asked what was in their…

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Berry Good Daiquiri

September 2, 2006

A hot and humid night in Hong Kong. The temperature on our balcony at 7PM was 30C and 80% humidity. This called for more than a glass of wine. Frozen Berry Daiquiri: 5 dl. ice125g-200g frozen berries (softened 15 minutes).5 dl sugar (to taste, depending on the berries and how tart you enjoy it)Juice of…

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Meat and Two Veg!!

August 31, 2006

My husband always likes coming home to some Western food after spending a week in China. So tonight was no exception (ok, so there was more than two veg!). Everything was cooked on the BBQ. The warm vegetable salad went well with the Australian Angus Beef sirloin steak. It was a joint effort as my…

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Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

August 30, 2006

This recipe is so easy and will wow your family or friends! The dressing is made with low fat cottage cheese and low fat mayonnaise instead of egg yokes and oil. It tastes great with about one quarter of the calories. Dressing:1/4 cup (50 ml) 1% low fat cottage cheese (I have also used sour…

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Serenity Now

August 29, 2006

Sometimes a busy coffee shop with barista’s shouting out “latte” “cappuccino” just doesn’t seem like the place one goes to unwind or relax. I’ll explain why. The flat above us is being renovated, there’s street construction below and the building across the way is being prepared for demolition. Peace and quiet while savoring a good…

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Lunch in Shenzhen

August 26, 2006

I promised to take my daughter to Shenzhen this morning as it was a nice break from our Saturday routine. It’s an easy 50 minute train ride from Tsim Sha Tsui East train station and we had timed it perfectly to arrive just in time for lunch! Lo Wu Commercial City (LCC) is a huge…

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What the heck is a wet market?

August 25, 2006

A wet market refers to types of markets not necessarily selling live animals, but one that is selling fresh vegetables, meat and fish in the open and gets washed down with water regularly. Hong Kong has many wet markets and if you have never been to one, you are in for a treat! Yes, all…

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