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Zelda Heart Container Red Velvet Cake

A bunch of friends decided to have a Valentine’s Day potluck this weekend and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to use my heart shaped cake pan. I decided to try my hand at a red velvet cake, which would be a first for me. I used the recipe listed below, which was incredibly [...]

Día de la Candelaria

Last month we celebrated Día de Reyes (King’s Day) with my Meican co-worker who brought back a rosca de reyes from Mexico. The rosca de reyes is a sweet bread in the shape of an oval donut that has three plastic figurines of a baby Jesus. Traditionally families will get together on January 6 and [...]

New Years Eve 2011

This year I really wasn’t up for going out for a large New Years celebration so we decided to have a small dumpling party at our house with family. Hubster and I both had our sisters over and a cousin to drink, play boardgames, consume dumplings and rin gin the new year. We had a [...]

Hanami in High Park

Last year I remember feeling really sad when I found out that High Park has an informal festival when their cherry trees bloom, much like in Japan. Since I went to Japan in autumn I wasn’t able to experience hanami and after finding out that Toronto had its own version I was determined to attend [...]

Good Friday Gunjee

Hubster and I made the trek back to B-town a couple of days ago to spend Good Friday with my family. We ate our typical Good Friday meal, gunjee, which is boiled rice in water with yogurt, chutney and/or pickle. It is a typical meal that we eat for funerals so it is fitting that [...]