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Baking 101: #1 – Matcha French Macarons

The Martha Stewart way… I made some of these for Valentines Day, but those turned out like flat piles of XXXX. So I was determined to get it right; I was so determined I even bought a new mixer. I actually tried a variety of recipes even though I’m sure the people who posted those … Continue reading

Cooking 101: #2 – Vegetarian Chap Chae

Noodle Craving!… So I really wanted to eat noodles today and T&T had these “Bean Thread Noodles” on sale! I love these noodles because it’s very light and kind of chewy, not to mention, I’ve been craving Korean food too! The back of the package had this really complicated recipe for Chap Chae, but I … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Fraser Cafe

Restaurant: Fraser Cafe Location: 7 Springfield Road, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch/International Menu: http://frasercafe.ca/menus/ Price: $15-25 It was probably one of the first “Nice Days” I’ve had in Ottawa, considering I arrive in town right at the beginning of the gruesome Winter! Nevertheless, I was set to satisfy my tastes buds and I had heard a lot of great things about Fraser Cafe. … Continue reading

Cooking 101 : #1 – Scallop Buckwheat Pasta

The Beginning of my Cooking Excursions… Moving to Ottawa for a year has begun in quite a challenge. I’ve lived alone in Vancouver, but cooking was never necessary. Let’s be honest, if you’re hungry in Vancouver there is always food at any hour! Unfortunately, Ottawa definitely does not accommodate my lack of cooking skills. So, … Continue reading

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