Sunday, April 6, 2014

Delicious Eats Guaranteed at Mama Lee's Kitchen

As many of you may have heard, Mama Lee's Kitchen opened this past week on 51 Ave (Duggan area). Located next to My Empanadas in a small strip mall on the south side of 51 Ave, Mama Lee's Kitchen is a place like none other in the south side of Edmonton. Mama Lee's Kitchen is not just a place to pick up really good cooked Korean food, but you can also purchase items to cook at home. When you walk into Mama Lee's you instantly see fridges stocked full of various sizes and types of kimchi (yes there is more than 1 kind, 11 types are stocked here!), stews, soups, and various side dishes. Check out their menu here.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tacos Galore at Expressionz Cafe

Last Saturday, a few friends and I had the chance to check out Taco Day at Expressionz Cafe. We had originally heard about these delicious tasting tacos from one of my friends. She had noted how delicious they were and that we had to try it out as they reminded her of the food from home. Taco Day happens every other week at Expressionz Cafe and you can find the exact schedule on their website. In fact, the next Taco Day is this coming Saturday April 5!

Expressionz Cafe is located close to the Real Canadian Wholesale Club off of 99st on 70th ave. Parking can get tight, so parking might get inventive. 

We arrived around 1pm and found a table for 4 fairly quickly. The place was busy, and everyone looked super happy either enjoying their meal or snacking on the chips that arrived to the table while waiting for their meal.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Eat Alberta 2014 - Seed the Possibilities

I am super excited to let everyone know that Eat Alberta 2014 is coming back for a 4th season, this year's theme is "Seed the Possibilities". Tickets start selling tomorrow Tuesday March 25. For those that have never gone to Eat Alberta let me tell you a little more about it. Eat Alberta is a great place for anyone who, like me, loves food! It's a one day, workshop-style conference where you will have some hands-on learning, food tastings, and learn about local and regional Alberta foods. You will also have the opportunity to meet and learn from local farmers, chefs, foragers, botanists and bakers!

Taking a quick look at the sessions available on the Eat Alberta 2014 website, there are exciting sessions this year such as learning how to make jowl bacon from Chad Moss, hands-on nose to tail butchery from Elyse Chatterton, pumpkin ravioli making from Kathryn Joel, making scratch soup from Elaine Wilson, making curries with Michelle Peter-Jones, and breaking down an entire chicken from Nevin Fenske of Drift food truck. 

The keynote speaker this year will be John Schneider from Gold Forest Grains. Tickets for Eat Alberta are $150 each and will include everything from the keynote, 4 different sessions, meals (breakfast & lunch), and the mixer at the end of the day. You can purchase tickets starting tomorrow Tuesday March 25 on the website Please visit the website for all the session descriptions, presenter bios, track information, FAQs and more!

Get your tickets early so you can get the food track that you want!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Macaron Day - March 20, 2014 & Passion fruit Macarons

Pumpkin Spice & Earl Grey Macarons
Happy Macaron Day! Today, I bring you some of my favourite macaron flavours from the archives and the recipe for a new macaron flavour! 

For all of the recipes that I am featuring today, I am using a french meringue method. Take a look at my macaron tutorials for the macaron basic posts. Pictured above are two of my favourite flavours lately, pumpkin spice and earl grey macarons. These macarons impart some strong flavours, especially earl grey as it is such a classic. Pair either of these macarons with a cup of latte or tea! 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Homemade Ramen Noodle Recipe

I am so excited to share with you the ramen recipe that we have finally perfected! First off, a little background on why my husband and I decided to pursue making our own ramen. After trying the ramen in places such as Japan, Toronto and Vancouver over the past couple of years we often get a hankering for ramen. Unlike Toronto where there are ramen places down the street, in Edmonton where I currently live, there are no places at the momen to get some good quality ramen.

We feel that a good fresh ramen noodle should have just the right amount of bite (or al dente) mouth-feel and should have a distinct flavour unto its own (non-bland).  Most ramen noodles that we've tried have been too soft or flavour-less.

Hence the quest for making our own. Flashback to this past October 2013 when us together with some of our food friends decided that we needed to test out different ramen recipes to truly figure out if we could indeed create ramen at home. November happened to be our friend's Andrea's birthday (otherwise known as Little Miss Andrea), so what better way than to have a Ramen Party? 

We even had a chalkboard depicting ramen and a hashtag to make it official!
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