Blues, BBQ, & Bourbon Roadtrip – First Stop: New Orleans! (Review: Surrey’s Cafe & Juice Bar)

December 3, 2012

With the temperatures quickly plummeting in Montreal, it’s hard for me to believe that, just a couple weeks ago, this was me: It was 75°F (24°C) in New Orleans that day, and a gin and tonic was just the thing. We were lounging out on the patio of a place with goofy name, Down the […]

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Ginger-Mirin Shrimp

August 8, 2011
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Here’s another recipe I came up with for my opera-themed party for my sister.  I made these delicious shrimp for the “Madame Butterfly” dish.  Although I butterfly-cut the shrimp, they did not flatten as I expected them too (I’ve read since that sometimes you need to pound them a bit to keep them from curling). […]

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Foodbuzz 24×24: A Night at the Opera

July 31, 2011

This month I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in Foodbuzz’s 24×24 event.  It’s a fun, monthly project in which 24 bloggers are picked to make a meal, all in 24 hours. My talented little sister, who is heading off to grad school next week, is a fantastic opera singer, and I wanted to […]

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Tamarind Prawns with Crispy Shallots and Garlic

June 23, 2010
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Tamarind is one of those things that always caught my eye at the market but never made it into my cooking. A few months ago I bought a package of frozen tamarind pulp, knowing that if it was taking up space in my not-so-spacious freezer, I’d have to use it eventually. Well, that day finally […]

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