The first bowl of ramen (#StephensRamenShop) we made was over 3 years ago on our condo balcony. We used store bought somen and it was a solid bowl. After a few more weekends of spending 8 hours on the broth, each bowl was better and better as Stephen tweaked his tonkotsu broth. We tried different
6 months ago, Stephen and I started thinking about our travel plans for 2020. We seriously contemplated re-visiting Japan, almost bought tickets for Vancouver and wondered if Alivia was too young for Disney World. Our indecisiveness saved us from having to cancel travel plans once the seriousness of COVID19 became evident. Like many others, my
While January this year seemed to crawl, February flew by and we are already in March! Not just March, but March with double digit temperatures outside (in Toronto) and that is amazing. As the thermostat begins to rise, I start coming out of my winter hibernation, switching gears from stews and hotpot to salads and
Amongst our friends Stephen and I are not known as sports people. In fact, we’re pretty much the complete opposite (unless we’re talking e-sports). However we love any excuse to cook up a feast for family and friends, including big game days. When thinking of delicious finger foods, spring rolls immediately came to mind. Crispy,
During university, Stephen and I were roommates along with one of our best friends. Our roommate would often bring persimmons and Stephen was never a fan. I love the flavour of persimmons but the fruit was a bit finicky to enjoy, waiting for them to ripen, then peeling and dealing with a fuzzy tongue afterwards.