Archive | March, 2011

スパイシーな鮭の巻. Or, Spicy Salmon Maki!

First off, I would like to state for the record how much I love Google Translate. I have no idea if the title to this post translated correctly, but I am putting my trust in its capable hands. Second, let me preface the following by explaining that I am in no way skilled in the art of […]

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Chicken parm sandwich, you’re my hero

Through osmosis, I as a Canadian have learned certain American terms that I vaguely understand but don’t really “get”. Such as things like “attorneys”, “congress” and “the war on drugs”. And such as the hero sandwich. It must be an American thing, to call sandwiches heroes. When I googled “chicken parm sandwich”, the results that […]

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Quail Egg Canapés

I spent a lovely few days with my Aunt Sandy this past weekend. One of the many highlights of my visit was a trip to the new asian supermarket around the corner (United Supermarket). I was amazed by the sheer selection, the freshness of the produce and the rock bottom prices. Why have I never thought […]

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Tortilla Chicken Soup and the Wildest Dream

It seems like everything I’m cooking lately is served in a bowl. Tom Khaa, Paneer Makhani…ok maybe it’s just those things that I’ve cooked recently. But things served in bowls are just so darn yummy, and great to warm up a cold Toronto evening in March. Plus, you can easily and safely eat your food […]

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Paneer Makhani and Home-made Naan

I first came across Paneer Makhani at my work’s Seasonal Party. We had it catered by a local Indian restaurant, Amaya Express. I dug into the various buffet style bins and scooped out the delicious contents and piled them haphazardly on my plate. Later, whilst discussing the meal with a co-worker, I exclaimed “the dahl […]

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Sunday Morning Cinnamon Bread

I am making a concerted effort to bake more. I don’t exactly like eating baked goods so much, but I really,  really enjoy the process of baking. There’s just something about mixing the ingredients together slowly, at a relaxed pace, and watching science do it’s work. I just love kneading bread dough. It’s so smooth, […]

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New photos on flickr!

  Click the picture to visit my flickr site Tom Khaa Soup, originally uploaded by Sophie Idsinga.

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Tom Khaa

Obviously, I have been on a Thai kick. I just love the fresh, bright flavours, the spiciness and the simplicity of the methods. And I have been thinking about making Tom Yum soup for quite some time. Mmmm, just thinking about the sweet lemongrass, the citrusy lime leaf, the spicy chillies and the plump shrimp is […]

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Poached Chilean Sea Bass in a Miso, Coconut and Lemongrass Broth

It was 5:45 pm, 15 minutes before the market closed for the day. I had hustled straight there after work in order to purchase dinner for that evening. If I failed in my mission, I would be forced to eat toast over the sink – again. Earlier, I had been craving something light, fresh and thai-inspired. […]

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Bánh mì, chez Oscar

What better excuse could there be to get all gussied up, drink a lot of kir royales, eat fabulous food and bash celebrity garb than the Oscars? My friend J hosted an Oscar party to watch the winners, the failures and the annoyingly long acceptance speech-ers. A veritable feast of delicious snacks was provided alongside endless champagne […]

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