stracciatella bruschetta

ciro’s stracciatella bruschetta

September 18, 2019

Mr. S and I LOVE cheese and you know you’re a cheese lover when your friend gives you a book on it! Last October I posted about our local Italian cheesemaker, Ciro. His products can be found at two of our local farmers’ markets and other food establishments.  His passion for cheese making is infectious…

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5 Things to Eat Before You Die!

September 9, 2006

I was recently tagged by two food bloggers: Bruno from Zinfully Delicious and Sam from Becks & Posh for “The Food Bloggers Guide to the Globe – 5 Things to Eat Before You Die”. A guide started by “The Traveler’s Lunchbox“. Trying to narrow the search to five things is a huge task for this…

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Asia’s Exotic Beauties

September 7, 2006

There are many exotic looking fruits in Asia and trying to figure out which ones to eat or how to eat them can be daunting. I’ll do the research and hopefully the upcoming postings will encourage you to sample these beauties. RambutanWhat is this hairy fruit? Surely it’s not something for human consumption. When I…

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Peachy Grilled Chicken Salad

September 6, 2006

Hong Kong is still quite warm and as I write this the thermometer on our balcony reads 28c at 9:30 am. I have acclimatized to this sub-tropical city and I don’t mind the heat when cooking hot dishes but every now and then a quick and easy cool recipe allows more tolerance when the heat…

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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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