How to find your way through the chocolate box

  • pot of gold1potofgold 2Some people like the caramels. Some like the chocolaty chocolates. But one time or another, we all choose the fruit won that no one likes. So, how do you get around that one? im hear to tell you. Some tricks;
  •  if theres only one left, casually check if theres another layer. If there is, offer the  person next to you first, then take then next one. If trer is know one, or the person offers you, check if the one left you like, if not just pass.
  • Look at the guide. Seriusly, it helps
  • rectangles usually are crackers
  • It looks coffee coloured, its usually mocha.
  • if its got stripes, its usually is fruit.
  • Got any more tips tricks? disagree? leave me a comment!!!
  • The ones with swirls are usually soft  within the middle
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Tojo’s

Tojo and i

MariaandtojoA few days ago, i went Tojo’s! For those of you who don’t who Hidekazu Tojo is, he is a world class sushi chef. He owns restaurants in Japan, Vancouver, BC and California. Tojo has been credited in  created rolls such as the California roll and B.C roll. Most celebrity chefs own restaurants but don’t work in them, but at Tojo’s there was an open kitchen and you can see Tojo and the other chefs making the food!                                  photo 1

the dessert was this sesame jelly (it was so good)

And the best part of the night was when Tojo gave my a pair of special chopsticks (they are my most prized possession)

Peanut and (Trader Joe’s) Cookie Butter (PCB) Cups

awesome recipe! be sure to visit Heidi’s blog: untidyheidi.com

Untidy Heidi

PeanutCookieButterCupsThis decadent and rich treat was originally inspired by Taste of Home’s Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.

It can make a great gift for Valentine’s Day!

Due to a limited supply of peanut butter when attempting to make this recipe, I was left to my own devices and had to improvise. Below is the recipe that came forth…

*NOTES:

  • Size of Cups: Living in a small apartment, we do not have an endless supply of kitchen gadgets and baking tools, so I again made due with what we had and used regular size muffin wrappers and tins (rather than the small wrappers and tins as recommended in the Taste of Home recipe. These are so rich, that I cut the big PCB cups into quarters when serving or enjoying. One or two quarters has been more than enough of a serving for me. If you have the small wrappers and tins, I would recommend…

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Host Your own Japanese Nabe Party

Nave 2

  • Nabe [ pronounced navay] is a big Japanese hot-pot. We had a nabe party and invited about 10 people and made to hot pots, one vegetarian  and one non vegetarian. There really is no recipe to nabe, but some of the ingredients include;
  • fish cakes/fish balls
  •  wonton
  • lotus root
  • dikon radish
  • udon noodles
  • shiitake mushrooms
  • tofu
  • spinach
  • duck, pork and beef
  • shungiku
  • carrots
  • negi [leek]

you can get most of thees ingredients at T&T and other asian markets.

you can buy the broth pre-made or use this recipe:

  • 6 cups dashi [ special japanese soup]
  • 1/4 soy sauce
  • 1/4 sake

2 teaspoons salt

all you need to do is bring it to a boil and add the ingredients

some things you can serve on the side are takoyaki and miso soup and for dessert mochi.

P.S  if you have a big party, buy 1 or 2 burners but make sure you keep a few windows open

First Day of School Lunches

Hello! I’m very sorry that I kept you waiting. On the first day of school, I took pictures of all my friends lunches. I did this in honor of Martha Payne, a girl from Scotland who took pictures of her cafeteria lunch every day. Eventually, the school board banned the website, but still, she got  ten million views! [ I will never get that many]

here’s the link to the website:  http://neverseconds.blogspot.ca/

leave me a comment telling me which one’s your favorite looking lunch!

Alexandres' lunch of crackers and a sandwitch  [I took this picture on the sly
Alexander’s’ lunch of crackers and a sandwich [I took this picture on the sly]
my lunch of a banana, a sand witch and one olive.[there used to be more but I ate them]
my lunch of a banana, a sand witch and one olive.[there used to be more but I ate them]

Georgia's nutrition-packed lunch containing pomegranate seeds and penne
Georgia’s nutrition-packed lunch containing pomegranate seeds and penne
Maddies  gigantic strawbarry
Maddies gigantic strawberry
Megans half eaten lunch
Megan’s half eaten lunch
Julia forced me to take a picture of her cow and sponge-bob
Julia forced me to take a picture of her cow and sponge-bob
Kate-Lynns lunch [I have no idea what it is
Kate-Lynns lunch
[I have no idea what it is]
Sarahs extremely nutritional lunch
Sarah’s extremely nutritional lunch
And more of Sarah extremely healthy lunch
And more of Sarah,’s extremely healthy lunch
Some body who I cant remembers lunch [if this is yours, please leave a comment
Some body who I cant remembers lunch [if this is yours, please leave a comment]