Posts Tagged "Fruit"

Desserts Galore at Takano Fruit Parlour in Tokyo, Japan

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 | 4 comments

Desserts Galore at Takano Fruit Parlour in Tokyo, Japan

I’ve never been a chocolate fan.  If you slid a slice of black forest cake or a propped a stack of brownies in front of me, I might take a bite or two.  I will, however, unabashedly face-plant into any dessert made with fresh, seasonal fruit.  Add whipped cream or a fluffy mousse and I’m all yours.

Takano in Tokyo is the ultimate mecca for fruity dessert lovers.

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Best Natural Way to Trap and Kill Fruit Flies with Vinegar

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 | 8 comments

Best Natural Way to Trap and Kill Fruit Flies with Vinegar

With fresh fruits and vegetables come the dreaded fruit flies.  These teeny tiny buggers aren’t harmful but they do multiply and are highly irritating.  When the weather turned warm, we noticed more and more flying around in our kitchen.  I used a very simple and all natural method to trap and kill them. 

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Mango Salsa Recipe and How to Choose and Carve a Pineapple

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 | 12 comments

Mango Salsa Recipe and How to Choose and Carve a Pineapple

Gracing tables at picnics, potlucks, or barbeques, this sunny summer salsa is always a hit.  This non-recipe is effortless to make too. Save slaving away in the kitchen for Thanksgiving. After all, it’s summer summer summer time.

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Vancouver Food Tour’s TV Interview + Making Agua Frescas!

Posted by on Jul 23, 2010 | 11 comments

Vancouver Food Tour’s TV Interview + Making Agua Frescas!

I used to think that multitasking is my strong suit but ever since I’ve started my business, Vancouver Food Tour, I’ve become increasingly uncoordinated.

Since I’m constantly juggling

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Keep Calm and Eat Dessert – 2 Quick Emergency Recipes

Posted by on Apr 9, 2010 | 18 comments

Keep Calm and Eat Dessert – 2 Quick Emergency Recipes

Define “emergency”. Is one ever in dire need of dessert?

Sugarholics may argue “yes” and I am, of course, one of them. Here are some situations off the top of my head where throwing together an emergency dessert is necessary.

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Starfruit in Quick Chilli Plum Dip Recipe

Posted by on Mar 18, 2010 | 18 comments

Starfruit in Quick Chilli Plum Dip Recipe

Star light, star bright, starfruit in my tums tonight!

Starfruit season is quickly approaching and I see them popping up in Asian markets already. This delightful fruit, formally named Carambola, is native to Southeast Asia.

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