Second Cup

Posted by mamabok | Drinks,Fast Food | Tuesday 29 July 2008 9:04 pm




Yes.. local coffee shop .. second cup is offering a new and irresistible smoothie . .that has zero calories to quench your thirst this summer.  Special offer till August 4th for only $2.50 + tax, so hope by .. there are several location in Halifax and all over Canada.  Oh..! did i tell you . .they have wireless hotspot too..!  yup .. all over Canada.

M & M Meat Shops

Posted by mamabok | Frozen Food | Saturday 26 July 2008 12:53 pm




M&M meat shops is no stranger to the people in Atlantic Canada.. but we only have one here.. a few years ago.. in this small town of ours. I’ve always liked M&M .. especially for their party food.. and their desserts. Of course they have more than just party food and desserts .. they have just about every kind of BBQ meat.. for this summer.

When The Fish Isn’t Fresh

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Seafood | Wednesday 23 July 2008 10:19 pm




I don’t know about other people but when the fish ain’t fresh… i know it immediately.  It really upsets me.. because that piece of salmon gotten from Superstore.. wasn’t cheap at all. And knowing that it wasn’t fresh.. i definitely cannot let my kid eat it right..? just in case.. something doesn’t goes well with the tummy.  We had bought it the same day we baked it.. and the fish came out really fishy..! what a waste of $$$$$ ..!!   I should have warned the man not to get the fish from Superstore.. because their fish is never good.

No More Craving

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Junke Food,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 23 July 2008 10:12 pm




Ever since my operation .. i don’t have any more craving for ice cubes.  Strange as it is.. it is true.  The man is the happiest of course.  But i fear that now without my ice.. i am drinking alot more cranberry juice.. so that means.. i might put on unwanted weight…??  Some diet pills is in order .. i guess, else i will be putting on weight again.

Health

Posted by mamabok | Health | Tuesday 22 July 2008 12:13 pm




For some of my regular and favourite readers.. you prolly know that i went thru’ a great ordeal with my health recently.. and was hospitalized twice in 2 weeks.  Had one planned operation for removing my fibroids.. and another emergency one . .when i had some complication.

But it was the second op that took a toll in my health and emotionally.  For those who may have fibroids.. or thinking of a hysterectomy..  head over to my health blog as i start writing about my ordeal with my operation.. and see graphic pictures of my huge fibroids that were taken out from my uterus.  Please be warned that the pictures are pretty gross and awful.. so don’t go there.. if you are do not have the stomach for it.  Desperate HouseCows is where my health blog is. Check it out..!

Fresh Bread

Posted by mamabok | Fast Food,Health,Western | Saturday 19 July 2008 5:12 pm




Can anyone guess where these fresh bread are from..??  A Hint..??  well.. it is touted as one of the healthiest place to have lunch, dinner and even breakfast.. with as little as 6 grams of fat.. and you can gobble them down.. without feeling guilty.   Ok.. your turn now.  Where are these fresh bread from..?? since they are baked on the spot.

Bulk Food

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Fast Food,Food Review,General,Health,Shopping | Saturday 19 July 2008 5:07 pm




Pasta anyone..??? Yes.. now that one has got Bulk Barn around.. you don’t have to worry about feeding 10 kids at home.. for you can buy them in bulk. But is it any cheaper.. buying from here.. as compared to your local grocery store.. like Sobeys..?? nope.. we made a comparison .. and we didn’t really find it cheaper. So I think i’ll stick to my local grocery store for now.. unless i want something fanciful and colorful for my pasta.

Yes.. you can also buy fruit punch powder .. in bulk. And you know what.. the westerners don’t really believe in drinking just plain water.. even kids are giving lots of these punch.. which i cannot imagine they are healthy at all. I am just very glad that the kid is not into this yet.

Yup.. scoop them into a plastic bag.. and store it in a container on your own.. when you get home.. or be like some here.. and used everything in one go.

Tea or coffee drinker..?? and can’t get enough of it..?? no worries.. ! Bulk Barn is here.. to satisfy your every craving for caffeine induce you. I kid you not.. they really have all sorts of tea and coffee here.  But Tim Hortons still got lots of loyal customers.

Fresh Lobsters In St Barts

Posted by mamabok | Seafood,Useful Links,Useful Tips,Vacation,Western | Saturday 19 July 2008 4:57 pm




Lobsters is definitely no stranger for us living in Nova Scotia .. because we are a fishing community here.  Little did i know that at St Barts, we had one of the best lobsters in casual dining and at very affordable prices.  We were at St. Barts villa rentals , many years ago.. and i remember this restaurant located at the beach introduced by a local there.  In fact, we liked that place so much..  we revisited many times.. before the end of our vacation.  It’s at Flamand Beach and i know you will love it too. If you want the address to it .. leave me a comment.

Food Shows

Posted by mamabok | Food Review,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 19 July 2008 4:50 pm




I don’t know about other food bloggers.. but I for one loved all my food show.. from Iron Chef to Japan Hour and anything that comes with food reviews, I just can’t get enough of it.  The man actually tries his very best to make my stay in Canada bearable.. by getting chinese shows.. and food shows that i missed so much from home, he even set up the tv/audio/dvd with a HDMI splitter, so that the quality of my show is better for viewing.  I really count my blessings.. and at times.. if i cannot view a chinese show or food shows on the tv .. i go on youtube, that is how crazy i am about them.  Anyone like me..??  especially those away from home..??

Noodles & Soup With Nigella Lawson

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,Vegies | Saturday 19 July 2008 12:37 pm




For those who already know me.. you must know that i’m in love with Nigella Lawson. Now she is definitely my domesticate goddess and diva. I really wouldn’t mind looking like her.. and cooking so well. Truth be told.. i’m quite challenged when it comes to cooking. My FIL had been growing bok choi for me.. since i came to Canada. He often wonders how i cooked my bok choi. Well.. this will show him.. what i do .. with my bok choi that he sends over.. every summer. I pretty much cooked it this way.. or par boiled them. .and put some oyster sauce.. and fried onions on it.

Jello, Jello

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Health | Friday 18 July 2008 8:29 pm




This has been in my diet recently… and that’s because of my surgery, i can’t eat alot of solid food.. so i had no choice but to eat jello.  The man make this for me.. because they are of less sugar.  I’ve never eaten so much jello in my entire life.

Instead of buying the ready made ones.. the man got some he made from scratch.. so it wouldn’t be that sweet .. since i’m diabetic.  Very thoughtful of the man.. i know i should count my blessings.

Chocolates, Chocolates, Chocolates..!

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Friday 18 July 2008 5:58 pm




The man and the kid loves chocolate.. and if you know them you will know that we go thru’ alot of chocolate every month. Fannie May Chocolates is no stranger to all of us, we’ve heard of it for so long now we even use them for sending out gifts to our family and friends. What better way to say we miss you or I love you than with a box of chocolates.

You can now order your gifts thru’ Fannie May’s website, it’s easy and convenient and safe. Use them for corporate gifts, for family or friends, on any occasion. Create your own assortment to share or choose from their many variety pre-packed gift boxes. You will have so much fun, but don’t forget the bib because you will be drooling before you finish ordering them.

Herbal Chicken With Condiments

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review | Friday 18 July 2008 1:54 am




I had made herbal chicken a few weeks ago.. but without the condiments.. so this time.. i got a little bit more adventurous.. and put in some chinese mushrooms, wolfberries and wood fungus. Very easy to prepare.. the pre-mix were sent to me by a good blogger friend.. Barbara from Malaysia. Thank you .. Barb.. yer awesome..!!

A closer look at the marinated chicken with all the goodies.

Here the man was tying up everything.. because he helped me to cook since I just got out of surgery about a week ago.

All wrapped up.. and ready to wrap another layer of silver foil before steaming.

There we go.. packed up tightly .. and ready to go into a steam. I used a big pot.. and then sit the wrapped chicken onto a plate underneath a bowl.

Ta-da..!! the steamed chicken.. with herbs.. mushrooms, wood fungus.. and wolfberries. Of course, Barbara sent more than just this .. so look out for more home cooked meals.. from home. Thanks again.. Barbara… they tasted awesome. But i didn’t get to finish the chicken this time.. because i had an emergency.. and was hospitalized for the next 5 days.

Overeating

Posted by mamabok | Food From Home,Health,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Friday 18 July 2008 12:33 am




For someone who loves food as much as I do, I know that if i do go home to Asia for a visit.. i’m gonna stuff myself silly.  I told the man.. i didn’t really care if i put on loads of weight.. while i am on vacation home.. because i would just take some diet pill if necessary.  But no one is gonna stop me from eating all the food .. that i’ve been missing for so long.

Subway Baked Knife in Sandwich

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Fast Food,General | Thursday 17 July 2008 7:28 pm




A New Yorker claimed that he found a knife about 7 inch long in his foot long sandwich from Subway. Truly i cannot imagined that something could have happened.. especially you are right in front of the counter.. when they fixed your sandwich. Anyhow.. a lawsuit had been filed.. but Subway spokesperson isn’t saying anything. So when you are having any sandwiches.. please be careful.

Mini Cards From FoodBuzz

Posted by mamabok | General | Wednesday 16 July 2008 4:10 am




I received another package from FoodBuzz today..and in it were mini cards.. with my food blog name on it.. and it said i was a featured publisher. Awesome..!! First i received a bag.. to bring with me.. everywhere.. and now free awesome cards to promote my blog..!! The ppl at FoodBuzz are GREAT..!!

It came with a very nice box and all..!

These are some of how the mini-cards looked like.. with all my blog info on the other side. Thank you .. FoodBuzz..!! You really make me feel like part of the team.. of foodies.. :)

A Gift From Food Buzz

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,General | Sunday 13 July 2008 8:33 pm




How sweet of Food Buzz to send me this lovely bag .. as a gift for summer..!!  I love it.. and it even has a personalized button .. with Ice Cube Junkie on it.. awesome ppl.. at food buzz..!!  you’ll be sure.. i’ll be using this alot.   Thank you … Food Buzz Team..!!

Junk Food

Posted by mamabok | Junke Food,Snacks | Saturday 12 July 2008 7:57 pm




Junk food anyone..?? There are just too much junk food in this part of the world.. and that must be the reason why kids here are obese. i try to limit my kid’s intake of stuff like these.. but of course.. we don’t deprive her of it. In moderation is the key word for our home.

More Junk.. for the food junkie at Bulk Barn

You can eat them.. or bake with them.

Entertaining During Summer

Posted by mamabok | Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 12 July 2008 7:48 pm




During summer, we entertain alot because of our extended families.  It is a great way for the cousins to bond.. and to play catch up.  But of course, we are grateful for our Sebo vacuums, else cleaning could turn out to be a bitch.

BBQ With Cousins From Ontario

Posted by mamabok | Meet Up With,The Other Half,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 9 July 2008 11:13 pm




The man’s cousins and nephews and their friends are in town from Ontario.. and of course.. with such good weather.. we had to invite them for BBQing.. for those who knows me.. knows how much i love to BBQ.  But the man and the boys were more interested in his new video cards that he had in stock in his store.. than eating those gorgeous beef that i bought.  Who said men are always boys.. but only their toys gets more expensive each year.

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