Cross-posted from Passion for Pork
It was my birthday last week.
The original plan was to book some space at Anju and have their famous bo ssam dinner, but unfortunately they were already booked, so I (crazily!) decided to take matters in my own (and my fiancé B.’s) hands and host nearly 30 people at my house. (Thank you B.’s parents, for lending us a billion small bowls.) Continue reading →
Did you know that banana bread is one of the most searched recipes? At least, that’s what my friend Stephanie told me when she and some other fine ladies came over to make candied jalapeños a few weeks ago.
I mean, it makes sense, right? I’m sure at one point or another, most people will have some too-ripe-to-eat bananas on their counter, which is where I found myself a few weeks ago while I was trying to decide what to bring to a potluck. Continue reading →
When Deb first posted her recipe for brownie ice cream sandwiches on Smitten Kitchen, B. and I were in charge of dessert for a BBQ potluck and I knew we had to make this. B. and I are clearly meant to be together, because he immediately replied that we should do it with Village Ice Cream, which is exactly what I’d been thinking, though it would make for an expensive endeavour.
B. and I didn’t end up getting our shit together for that BBQ, but we finally did for another one. I was sitting at home grumpy about something when he called me from the shop.
“What flavour should we get? Vanilla? They don’t have the chili chocolate and I think chocolate would be too chocolatey.”
“I think the salted caramel would be good, but I think Village Ice Cream’s salted caramel is too salty.”
“So let’s get vanilla.”
“But it’s $9 a pint…!!!”
In the end, B. did get the $9-per-pint vanilla, and in retrospect I think the sweetness of the brownies would’ve played off the saltiness of the salted caramel. Or maybe we could’ve done a mix. Or the Phil & Sebastian coffee ice cream would’ve probably been good too. *Sigh* So begins this “what not to do” post… Continue reading →
Black Pig Bistro opened earlier this summer in my neighbouring neighbourhood of Bridgeland, taking over the space formerly occupied by Deville Café. Open only a few short months, the restaurant has already garnered lots of acclaim, thanks to the delicious creations of chef/co-owner Alison Bieber (formerly of Cucina). Chef Bieber (no relation to Justin) recently took home the “Divine Swine” at the Pig & Pinot with her Pork & Beans dish, just one of the many offerings on Black Pig Bistro’s regular menu. Continue reading →
Look, Ma, it’s only the first Tuesday in May! Let’s see how those goals are going. Continue reading →