Gem Of Life Episode 50 & Some Home Made Cookies

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Cooking,Entertainment | Tuesday 30 December 2008 1:27 am




Well.. you all know how it is.. while waiting to watch a show .. and currently downloading it.  Gem of Life Episode 50, should be a really interesting one.  I can’t wait to watch it.  But i’m sure you know where to go to watch online or get the link to download right.

So while it is being downloaded.. i made the kid and the man .. make some home made cookies from ready made cookie dough from the cookie dough boy.  It’s pretty easy .. as you can see. .and it certainly kept the kid busy and happy.

Priceless expression donch you think..?? i told the kid the oven was very hot.. and not to go near it.. and that explains the expression eh.

Why Ceasar Salad Is So Expensive..?

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Salads,Useful Tips,Western | Saturday 27 December 2008 6:24 pm




I’ve always wondered why the ceasar salad is so darn expensive.  The below cooking show explained the reason.. now i won’t complain anymore.  So if you are like me.. and can’t understand why good tasting ceasar salad that you order in a restaurant is so ex.. this should help.  Now I too know that it is not the roman lettuce that is expensive.. but it’s the dressing that cost so much.  Using eggs from Denmark instead of your local eggs is also very important to a good ceasar salad.  Enjoy..!!

Also learn how to make pasta in a few mins.. a creme brulee .. and what is considered a good baby back ribs.  Awesome show.. !  oh.. btw.. it is in chinese/cantonese.

Wi-Fi In McDonalds

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Fast Food,Food Review | Saturday 27 December 2008 12:13 am




Having Wi-fi in most Mcdonalds around the world is definitely not a huge deal to anyone.  But here in small town Yarmouth, now that was a pleasant surprised.  In fact, a few of the restaurants here already have Wi-Fi .. like the Pizza Delight and even Jungle Jims but I never thought that I would see it in Mcdonalds.  So tourist, if you are coming out this way from Maine, Portland for our Lobster sandwiches, just so you know they are probably using a Linksys router and they do have Wi-Fi here.

Charity Event

Posted by mamabok | Around The World,Awesome,Useful Links | Saturday 27 December 2008 12:03 am




Menu of Hope is the pet project every year by food blogger .. Chez Pim, who raised money thru’ her blog and many generous sponsors.. and more generous people buying a raffle for I think just $5.  Had i remembered earlier, I would definitely had participated in it actively, but i was doing my fund raising myself for my daughter’s school playground.  Which prompted me to maybe get some sponsorships for next year for Penny 4 Playground or Home & School.  And use a legitimate fundraiser page for it .. like Firstgiving.  Anyhow, for those food bloggers out there.. and those who wants to donate to Menu for Hope, you still can do it because they had extended their closing date till end of December.   So go on, to Chez Pim blog and buy a raffle and win fabulous prizes.. i am.

Gem Of Life Episode 48 With Boxing Day Special

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Fast Food,Useful Links | Friday 26 December 2008 3:04 pm




While others are enjoying their boxing day’s holiday.. we are at the store.. so our boxing day special was a steak burrito meal from KFC.. and luckily .. my babysitter .. Keegan brought me coffee.. from Tim’s .. she is such a sweetheart..!!!  Good thing i had Gem of Life Episode 48 downloaded and watching it.. hahah!!!  So head over to my entertainment blog for the links and to watch online if you wish.

Gem Of Life Episode 47 & Christmas Lunch

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Around The World,Entertainment,Useful Links | Thursday 25 December 2008 3:41 pm




Gem of Life Episode 47 is out for watching, when we were getting ready for Christmas lunch.  So what did you have .. for Chirstmas lunch. .or even dinner last nite..??   Well for those who are dying to watch Gem of Life Episode 47, just head over to my entertainment blog for the link or even to watch online soon.  Enjoy everyone..!!! and donch forget to check back for pictures for my Christmas lunch.

Posted by mamabok | Around The World | Wednesday 24 December 2008 12:39 pm






Gem Of Life Episode 45 With Breakfast

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Entertainment,Useful Links | Tuesday 23 December 2008 10:37 am




How many of you would enjoy Gem of Life Episode 45 with breakfast..?? i most definitely would.  I can’t wait to finish downloading it and enjoying it with my scramble eggs made by the man.  I have the links to download, but check back later at my entertainment blog for the online version, while i enjoy my breakfast eh.

Scalloped Potatoes

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 20 December 2008 9:43 pm




So you ask .. is scallop potatoes made outta scallop..?? if not.. why are they called scallop potatoes.. ??  I asked the man the exact same questions.. and he said.. my guess were as good as his.

4 cups potatoes, thinly sliced
3/4 cup minced onion
2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 ½ cups hot milk
dash paprika

Grease a 2 quart casserole dish, and layer ½ potatoes inside. Cover potatoes with ½ onions. Mix together flour, salt and pepper. Sprinkle ½ flour mixture on onion layer. Dot with ½ the butter. Repeat layers, and again dot with butter. Pour the milk over top. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes; uncover and bake for 15 more minutes. Serves 4.

So you see .. the ingredients .. donch show any scallops right..?? I had at first thought that it might be because of the way it is cut to shape like scallops .. but a check on the net, it is not so, it has to do with baking the scallops in a casserole dish.. until it turns brown and crusty on top and buttered scallop shells were used.  But by 1904, the shells were left out of the recipes .. and if you think that this recipe is a Canadian one.. like i did.. well we are wrong.. it is an American recipe.

Scalloped potatoes .. are very popular here in Canada.. and it taste creamy.. and not bad at all.  Very popular with church dinners.. and festive gatherings. I do like it.. and will eat more of it .. in the future.  Now i wonder if eating lots of scalloped potatoes.. can be “heaty” and lead to acne problems..??  will i need acne treatments?I hope not.. coz’  i do like it.

Fruit Cake Hunting

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Useful Links | Saturday 20 December 2008 6:45 pm




So you wanna know what happened to my fruit cake hunting eh..?? yes .. I didn managed to return the last one.. and got another one from another store in town.  Like i tell everyone.. i’m not gonna waste my calories on bad food.. plus I’m diabetic.. so i have to be very careful what i eat.  I did finally find one that is not too dry.. and edible, I even bought one for my girlfriend.. and sent it to her in  las vegas nv.  I bet the gal at the local store .. must be thinking i am crazy.. but would you eat dry fruit cake..??

Gem Of Life Episode 42 & Some Fish & Chips

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Chinese,Entertainment,Food Review,Frozen Food,Useful Links | Thursday 18 December 2008 11:21 am




Found Gem Of Life Episode 42 to download and watch while eating my fish and chips.  Very exciting episode so far, unlike the last episode Gem of Life Episode 42.  Anyhow, hop over to my entertainment blog for the link posted up there.. while i finish my fish and chips.

Iron Stomach ?

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,BBQ,Canadian,Western | Wednesday 17 December 2008 10:29 am





Kam Do Mixed Grill from John Chow on Vimeo.

I just came over from John Chow’s blog.. and as a Canadian resident.. but on the other far side.. you can imagine.. how i’ve always envied that he can get all kinds of asian food.  So yes.. i visit mostly because of his “Pho” session.  Well.. this video is awesome.. as you can see .. Stephen Fung does have an iron stomach.  I can never in a million years eat all these.  Mixed grill is common back home.. and even then.. you don’t get as much food as this.  This is absolutely awesome..!!  i wanna move to where John Chow is.  Muahahahhaha!!!  Can you eat as much as Stephen Fung..??

Gem Of Life Episode 40 & Late Supper

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Chinese,Entertainment,Useful Links | Tuesday 16 December 2008 2:43 am




Such a late hour to find Gem of Life Episode 40 .. but still i have to watch it before sleeping.  So i’m gonna get a late supper.. and enjoy my show.  Head over to my entertainment blog..and watch it yourself.. or download it.. entirely up to you.   Don’t forget to support my project PENNY 4 PLAYGROUND if you enjoy my entertainment blog.  Thanks a million!

Tea Party

Posted by mamabok | Acadian,Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 13 December 2008 6:19 pm




I was invited to a tea party by the man’s cousin.  Although, I am not very into the English type of tea party.. i thought it would be fun to bring the kid to visit her cousins.. since they will be there as well.  Little did i know that this was kinda like the tupperware parties that my mom used to attend, except that it was a more glamorous one that had Oscar de la Renta jewelry and handbags for sale.  Some of the things there were pretty awesome.. but not many i could afford .. but at least they also had watches for sale and that I loved and bought 2.  Plus the tea party was great.. look at the food yourself.

Mini quiches, finger sandwiches, tarts and ice cream and not forgetting the tea as well..  and infused tea at that.  Pretty cool.

Gem Of Life Episode 39 On Sunday…??

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Entertainment | Saturday 13 December 2008 11:13 am




Last week.. i found Gem of Life Episode 34 on Sunday, i wonder if i am gonna get lucky this weekend too and find Gem Of Life Episode 39 to share with everyone..?  Well, check back if you want to know.  If i find it, you will be the first to know.  In the meantime, I’m finishing up my favorite curry, with my Roti Prata – Canadian style.   In the meantime, here is another Episode of So Good Season 2 Episode 14.  Enjoy..!!

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Gem Of Life Episode 37 For Real ..!! & Lunch

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Chinese,Entertainment,Useful Links | Thursday 11 December 2008 3:13 pm




Gem Of Life Episode 37 is ready for watching.. for real..!! woohoo..!! waiting for my lunch .. before i watch it.  Enjoy..!! while i wait for my lunch.  You wanna guess what i am having.

My Canadian Roti-Prata.  Now guess what i ate with it..??

Timbits & A Movie

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Junke Food,Useful Links | Wednesday 10 December 2008 12:37 am




Timbits are only found at Tim Hortons.  They are small donuts .. in various flavors and glazed and not glazed.  I’m not exactly fond of them.. but my kid somehow .. from nowhere took a fondness to it.  She doesn’t eat too, too much of it.. nor she ask for it a lot.  If we do buy it, she will eat a few.. and if we don’t well, she rarely asked.  Is it good you ask me..??  well.. lets just say it is nothing to shout about.. but good for watching a movie .. and enjoying the home theater carpet that we recently installed in our basement.

In Search For The Best Fruit Cake

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Western | Monday 8 December 2008 1:13 pm




Yes.. currently on the quest to find the best fruit cake in or around town.  This year’s fruit cake was definitely disappointing.  A few weeks ago, i bought a fruit cake.. from our local supermarket.. and it was dryer than my face, so you can imagine how bad it was eh.

Anyhow.. i brought it back.. to the store.. and they graciously exchanged it for me.. but i had to pay the difference.. of 0.50 cents.. but no biggie.  But you would think they would have offered .. to waive it .. since i was inconvenienced right..??  nope.. !  And donch get me wrong.. i’m no cheap charlie.. but to me it would be great customer service.  Anyhow.. i was really hoping the new fruit cake would make a better choice.. because it had a layer of mazipan that i really liked.. when i was working in the banquet department back at home in the Mandarin Hotel.  I used to eat a lot of it during weddings.

But alas, i was again disappointed..  :(   *sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*  Well.. what can i say..?? bring it back..??  nah.. i won’t.  I am guessing this year’s fruit cake is not good at this local store.. so i’m gonna try other stores around town.  I’m on a quest in search for a good fruit cake.  Wish me luck.

Gem Of Life Episode 34 & Sunday Coffee Time

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Entertainment,Junke Food,Useful Links | Sunday 7 December 2008 4:23 pm




You wouldn’t believe it .. but I found Gem of Life Episode 34 to watch on Sunday afternoon.. muahahahhaah!!! so i just sent the man to get me coffee and donuts..  before i start watching it.  I downloaded it.. and it’s great quality.  Hop over to my entertainment blog for the link or check back later.. to watch online.  Awesome..!!! one happy mama here..  :)

For those who are not aware of this.. Tim Hortons. is using recyclable cups now and therefore going very green.  I can really appreciate the biggest coffee chain in Canada doing something so responsible.. and so environmentally friendly..!  Thank you .. Tim Hortons..!!  for taking care of the place we lived in .. and our future generation.

Gem Of Life Episode 32 & Mushroom Soup & Bagel Lunch

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Awesome,Canadian,Entertainment,Useful Links | Wednesday 3 December 2008 8:52 am




Did you watched Gem of Life Episode 31 yet..??  i did .. but even though i had it up and running on my entertainment blog early.. i only got to watch it late.. because i had so many thing i had to do yesterday.. at my brat’s school.  But you know I will have Gem of Life Episode 32 as soon as it is out.  Check back later.. while i put up pictures of my lunch yesterday.  Yummy mushroom soup and cinnamom & rasin bagel with light cream cheese. Yums..!

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