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bee-bim bop

bee-bim bop

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Bee-bim what?! Bee-bim bop is a traditional Korean dish. It is rice topped with a variety of vegetables and usually beef. According to the book that the princess borrowed from the library, bee-bim bop means “mix mix rice”. We loved reading Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park. At the very back, she even includes her family recipe […]

lemon yogurt cake

lemon yogurt cake

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I had a tub of lemon yogurt that was about to expire and there was no way I could possible eat all that yogurt. So, I found this lemon yogurt cake recipe in Ina Garten’s At Home cookbook (amazingly, there is no butter in this recipe). It turned out so moist and lemony. I’m a […]

pancake mix

pancake mix

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I’m not sure when this actually happened but many years ago I started reading labels. I stopped purchasing packaged foods (e.g. ready-to-use sauces, cake mixes, baked goods) that contained words I couldn’t pronounce. I concluded that I was going to stop putting things into my body that I didn’t understand. And I started to cook […]

granola

granola

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A couple of years ago, I bought a box of Harvest Crunch. As I picked up the box, I remembered how much I enjoyed that cereal during my college years and I had not had it for quite some time. For some reason, I did not appreciate it as much as I used to. Ok… […]

dumplings

dumplings

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Four women of Chinese descent, got together to make dumplings from scratch. What I most loved about this, was the banter between the four of us in two Chinese dialects and English. One is from Northern China, another from Southern China and two born and raised here in Canada. Yet, from different backgrounds, we connected […]

lemon blueberry cupcakes

lemon blueberry cupcakes

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After two weeks of summer vacation since preschool ended, the boy comes out of the playroom and says, “I’m bored, Mama.” So, we decided to bake cupcakes. Seeing as I always have lemons on-hand and I managed to find some blueberries, we decided to make these cupcakes. He loved helping to make these delicious morsels […]