1. I went to this amazing restaurant called Pidgin with my mother and sister the other day where the plates are intended for sharing and the cuisine is a French-Asian fusion. It was simply delicious and I might go back here for my birthday dinner with friends!
    We started with an oyster shot which had horseradish on the bottom and a frozen apple purée on top. (We also had rice crackers with sweet soy anchovies but I forgot to take a picture before we had dug in!)
    We shared the mushroom dish with snap peas, eggs and soy yuzu brown butter sauce. The eggs were chilled but the mushrooms were hot and the yolk was the perfect consistency to use as a dip.
    We ordered the Parisienne gnocchi which was served with radishes, radish green pistou, and house made ricotta.
    Our third dish was a foie gras rice bowl, accompanied by chestnuts, daikon, unagi glaze, and house made wasabi.
    The main was succulent half duck with carrot cake, oranges and spices.
    The whole experience was so fun and the food was so enjoyable that I would go there again in a second.

     
  2. Updated version:

    Labour* Day
    1. Mimosas ✓ 
    2. Eat something 
    3. Laundry 
    4. Face Masks 
    5. Sangria ✓
    6. Eat something ✓
    7. Finish Laundry
    8. Mulled Wine
    9. Eat something: Indian Food

    *lies

     
  3. Dinner at Bob likes that food last night with my boo Kara! Chicken satay, yellow fish curry, and caramelized pineapple with ice cream for dessert!

     
  4. LSP is my fav

    (Source: haley-the-humann, via lactoseintolernt)

     
  5. I gave Scott Jack White tickets for his 21st birthday! The concert was last night in deer lake park and the sangria they were serving in the beer garden was surprisingly good!

     
  6. Scott and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary August 27th and finally decided to go to Vijs for dinner - probably the most amazing indian food in Vancouver. We shared grilled coconut kale on pearl barley pilaff, Jackfruit in black cardamom and cumin curry, naan and rice (of course), and their famous wine marinated lamb popsicles in fenugreek cream curry on turmeric and spinach potatoes. Definitely the best lamb I have ever had. For dessert we had Indian donuts (I can’t remember exactly what they were called but they were so sweet and delicious and I can’t stop craving all of it!)

     
  7. Scott made salmon steaks for dinner tonight! Delicious miso glaze with a summery kale salad.

     
  8. Fresh lobster anyone? On the way to Peggy’s Cove after the wedding we stopped at a little lobster shack on the side of the sea where they basically just pull the lobsters out of the ocean and cook them then and there! My family calls it a fancy way to eat melted butter.

     
  9. To die for buttermilk biscuits with butter and molasses and as the main I got the Nova Scotia Spring Lamb (Bill Wood’s lamb cut of the day, rosti potato, braise of sweet peas, housemade pancetta, summer leeks, romaine, roast tomato and sherry lamb jus) at Chives Canadian Bistro in Halifax! The kind of lamb that melts in your mouth. Paired with a glass of Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache Domaine Treloar “Le Secret”, Roussillon, France.

     
  10. My family, Scott and I went to Nova Scotia last week for my cousin’s wedding. We stayed in Halifax before heading out to Lunenburg where the wedding was held. Lobster rolls with caesar salad and a brownie explosion for dessert!

     
  11. We recently started a little garden on our ninth floor balcony and here’s the first tomato!

     
  12. My boyfriend Scott was accepted to the Mechanical Engineering program at UBC so I made him a celebratory dinner with cake!

    Spinach, bacon, and corn salad topped with blue cheese dressing.

    Garlic lime steak with avocado salsa.

    The cake was supposed to look like a gear (because mechanics, duh) but when I brought it out he was like “Oh!…What is it?” Good thing it tasted okay! It was also my first time making fondant and I decided I wanted it to be grey but the black food colouring totally turned to purple.

     
  13. The Belgium Place around the corner is going to be the death of me. Strawberry coolis, whipped cream, vanilla icecream, and liege waffles for breakfast!

     
  14. So I was in Whistler recently and at the BBQ competition (where there were an abundance of delicious samples) we found a Coke truck.

     
  15. Black eyed pea salad with ripe avocado and olives.