Banana Fried Ice Cream From HoneyBee Ice Cream Parlour

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Sunday 10 August 2014 12:41 am




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So i finally got to try out the banana fried ice cream from Honey Bee’s near the Dayton Food Market and they not only have the fried ice cream, they also have hot dogs and sausage dogs now.

Sorry I didn’t take pictures of the hot dogs and sausage dogs that we had but both were very yummy in taste, although a little bit plain in my opinion.  The banana fried ice cream was really good too and it had 3 bananas , hot fudge and a huge scoop of ice cream and cream on top.  The sausage were $4 each and hotdogs at $3 each.  Definitely, worth a trip to Honey Bee’s , I’m going again really soon.

Mid-Day Healthy Snack

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Food Review,Health,My Musing,Organic | Monday 12 May 2014 3:07 pm




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A healthy snack during the mid-day is awesome I found.  Instead of eating junk or trying to get in lunch as soon as possible, I decided to take advantage of the good weather and went for a walk instead.  After my walk, I had yogurt and some fruits as you can see above and I felt so good.  Now if only I can keep at it, it would be awesome.  I love to be able to eat healthy but I love food so much but that doesn’t mean that I have to stop eating but eat healthy sometimes too.  You can find pre-packed fruit yogurt like these at Sobeys or Super store and they are not expensive at all, so try it out yourself.

Frozen Yogurt

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing | Sunday 20 April 2014 6:58 pm




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Frozen yogurt in town!!  woohoo! and we are addicted to it after our first try.  There isn’t much flavors to choose from but there are at least 6 right now.  Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Lime, Mango and Strawberry.  And between Chloe & I, we’ve tried all the flavors, now what’s most enticing were all the condiments that you can put on top of your frozen yogurt.

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Look at Chloe’s cup of frozen yogurt, besides fruits she had some M & Ms and gummy worms and sours and hot fudge and sprinkles and chocolate bits.  The prices are not cheap either but it was worth it that’s for sure.  Both kids and adults loved it as far as we can see.  We have been going back every other day thus far.  Frozen yogurt can be found on Starrs Road inside Manda Evelyn’s store.  You can missed it.

Home Made Pecan Pie

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing | Saturday 25 January 2014 1:26 pm




Sorry a month late with this yummy pecan pie made by Aunt Helena for Christmas.  I loved pecan pie and wished I could eat all of it but I can’t because I’m diabetic.  But that doesn’t mean that life is over with me, it just means that I have to eat in moderation.  So a bite I took of the pecan pie and I loved it.  It was sweeeeet alright but so worth it.  Nothing beats home made pie that’s for sure.

Home Made Christmas Dessert

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian | Wednesday 25 December 2013 2:20 pm




Christmas came and went!  Merry Christmas to all of you !  I had been so busy ! it was crazy at the store and doing my online job as well.  But we had a good Christmas supper – thanks to Aunt Helena ! don’t know what we would do without her.  And of course, all the above home made christmas desserts done by her.

Christmas is not about what you get but spending good time with family and friends and this year, we made sure we gave everyone good gifts and we were happy about it.

Happy Birthday PB !

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,My Musing,The Brat,The Other Half | Monday 2 December 2013 4:13 pm




 

Yes, it was PB’s 41 birthday today and even though he doesn’t like any big celebration, we surprised him with a cake and chocolates.  We tricked him into believing that we had forgotten his birthday and then came back to the store with a cake and sang him a happy  birthday song.  Although he didn’t looked too pleased – hahhahaha!!  because he doesn’t liked all the fuss – we did love that we managed to do something special for him.

Treats At Bailey’s Cafe

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review | Sunday 10 November 2013 4:12 pm




I do miss a good treat, so thinking about the chocolate cubes that old Minard’s, we decided to go to Hebron and check out Bailey’s Cafe again.  Everything looked so yummy even the doggy bones with coconut.

We were here for the chocolate and mocha cubes and we got some for ourselves and some as gifts for friends. Alas, the cubes were quite dry and we didn’t managed to finish them all.  The mocha cubes were a bit bitter and dry and I didn’t eat finish them as well.  For $1.50 a piece, I was quite disappointed but maybe this was just a bad batch and I’m not giving up on Bailey’s that’s for sure.

There are so many other things to try, so I’m gonna try other things instead the next time I’m there.

Loved the looks of the eclairs.

And lots of pies to choose from.

More pies and cheese cakes.

Cream corn as well.  So the next time, I will try other stuff.   No worries.

Thanksgiving Meal 2013

Posted by mamabok | Baking,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review | Sunday 13 October 2013 1:48 pm




I think I should have titled this Thanksgiving desserts – hahahha!!  but we had the usual turkey fair for Thanksgiving, so I thought I should show you the desserts we had for thanksgiving instead.  As you can see, we had a lot of desserts, so you can imagination the food we had for Thanksgiving.  From Turkey, to stuffing and veggies.

All cooked and baked by Aunt Helena !  we cannot thank her enough, she came back from Toronto just in time to cook us the Thanksgiving meal, else I have to do the cooking and I’m not good with turkey at all.

Plenty of desserts as you can see and several ice cream too.  We had an awesome meal.

Pumpkin pie anyone – made from scratch.

A Chinese Birthday Party

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,Friendship,My Musing,Parties | Saturday 24 August 2013 11:03 am




A very special birthday of a very special little girl that we’ve come to know and grow up with.  Jessica from the Chinese restaurant invited us to her birthday, if you’ve met her, you would know that she is the sweetest kid on earth.   Her mom ordered an ice cream cake from Diary Queen and we had an hour of bowling session at Brunswick Lane and headed back to the restaurant to eat.

I figured it would make no sense to pay $20 to eat at the bowling alley when they own a restaurant right?  plus it would be so much easier to eat at the restaurant with everything right there and lo and behold I was right.  The kids had a blast!  Look at how cute they are!!

The Zhu’s made special food for Chloe because she wouldn’t eat anything with greens.

But look at how happy she was scooping up her own food.

Yummmmmy!

Everyone is eating now.

And our very special birthday girl – Jessica !

Baptism Cake

Posted by mamabok | Baking,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,Friendship,My Musing | Thursday 15 August 2013 11:40 am




A baptism cake for Jasmine.

Friday Lunch @ Marco’s

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,Italian,My Musing | Tuesday 22 January 2013 3:32 pm




My g/fs and I usually have our Fridays lunch date at noon – today we decided to go to Marco’s because we wanted the peanut butter cheese cake that they are famous for.  Unfortunately, they didn’t have it that day – we were kinda disappointed.  But the scallops were great – and fresh – we loved it.   I had baked potatoes with mine.

While my g/f had hers with a salad.

Another friend had the pork schnitzel but we had ordered another piece to share.  Unfortunately, this friend of us – only offered the piece to us – when he couldn’t finish – hahahhaah!!! so weird right?  I guess just different culture or is it a man thingie?

Blueberry cream cheese cake – yummy!   We did have a awesome lunch and thanks to my g/f  – H for the lunch.  And interesting conversation followed with lunch about the different dating culture we have  – from the West and East.  It was interesting indeed, while we learned that dating for most men here in this town means hanging out at the guy’s place, for us Asians dating means going out and eating and going for movies, walk in the park and beaches – meeting up with friends.  Yes, a very interesting conversation.

Family Day’s Lunch On Sundays

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Pasta,The Brat,The Other Half | Monday 14 January 2013 10:10 pm




Sunday lunches are precious to me because I get to go out and eat with the spouse and even though he doesn’t like food as much as I, I still think that it’s a good idea to sit together and have a meal.  Chloe loves eating out although she only eats either fish and chips or nuggets and chips – limited selection for her because she is still so fussy.

But she is happy to eat with daddy once a week because she is after all a daddy’s girl.

PB had his favorite fish chowder – and even then I don’t think it’s much.

Jin Jin had a veggie pasta.

We shared a bruschetta together.

I had a lasagne – but I had wanted a seafood one but don’t like the creamy texture, so I settled for a regular lasagne.

We shared a peanut butter cheesecake together.  Of course I had coffee and Jin Jin had earl grey tea and PB had water – Chloe had apple juice.

Birthday Cake From Sobeys

Posted by mamabok | Baking,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,The Brat | Monday 24 December 2012 7:39 pm




This was the other birthday cake that we’ve ordered for Chloe’s birthday celebration in school.  This one is from Sobey’s – a lot cheaper and they provided us with candles for free.  The cake was just as good, not as much frosting but who needs more frosting than this right.  So the next time, i will order from Sobeys instead.  But Chloe is a lucky girl, 2 birthday cakes for her birthday and 1 more home made by Aunt Helena.

Birthday Cake From Superstore Yarmouth

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Shopping,The Brat | Monday 17 December 2012 10:23 pm




Chloe had her birthday party at the bowling alley last week and of course like every birthday, we went out to order her a birthday cake and since we really liked Superstore’s decoration better for cakes – we went there.  The cake was definitely great – and the icing on the cake was even better – lots of icing – and the price as compared to Sobeys was like $5 more and no candles to offer you.

We also bought another cake from Sobeys and even though it doesn’t have as much icing as Superstore, it was just as good.  Personally, I don’t like too much icing but for the kids – of course, the more icing the better.  The other cake was for Chloe’s school – that way no one misses out on her birthday party.  The next time, we will order from Sobeys instead.

Chocolate Chimi-Cheesecake

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review | Friday 30 November 2012 12:17 pm




The chocolate Chimi-cheesecake from Jungle Jims was so sweetttt…!!!  ohhhhh!! i couldn’t finish eating it – I only had 1 piece and my g/f had the rest packed home for dessert – to be eaten slowly.  Maybe I should have ordered the berry ones – don’t get me wrong – it was yummy – but oh my ! so sweet!  Apparently, the Chimi-cheesecake is a Mexican Twist desert and the cheesecake and chocolate are rolled inside a tortilla skin and fried till crispy.  Unfortunately, ours wasn’t that crispy – it was more bread-like.  At $5.99 – not a bad deal at all.

Bailey’s Bakery

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review | Wednesday 28 November 2012 12:22 pm




Bailey’s Bakery located at Highway 1 – near Hebron – in Yarmouth is a little way out of town but it’s definitely worth checking out I told myself.  Rumors has it that they had gotten the Old Minard’s recipes for cake making and they are making pretty much the same stuff Minard was making before they retired.  Please check it out and support your local business.

sugared donuts.

Cream Puffs ! yummy! not too sweet – just the way i like it – but huge though.

chocolate cubes – not bad but could be a bit more moist.

Jam Fancy

Lemon Cubes

Mocha cubes

Pineapple cubes

Butterflies

Fancy Christmas cupcakes.

And some plain donuts at 0.50 cents each.  They have a lunch menu too but I haven’t tried it – so give Bailey’s Bakery your support and go try it out.

Yummy Dessert At Buffet

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,My Musing | Friday 23 November 2012 2:44 pm




The New Century Restaurant has a new dessert menu for the buffet – did you know that?  yup !  cream puffs, coconut pies, cheese cakes and ice cream – don’t forget the fruit cocktail too!  Very nice addition to the buffet table – and I see that the buffet was really crowded today too – food must be good eh.

Boston Pizza’s New Menu

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,Meet Up With,My Musing | Monday 1 October 2012 6:39 pm




I really try not to eat the same thing over and over again – but I tend to stick to something I liked but one gotta be a wee bit more adventurous if you are writing about food right?  Plus, my big boss told me the other day – please go eat something new.  So when Boston Pizza came up with a new menu – a few weeks ago, I had to go try it.  But of course, my gal pal had to have chicken wings this week – hahahah!!!  now how unadventurous was that!

Next she had that 3 cheese toast loaded with bubbling cheddar, pizza mozzarella and Parmesan and a wee bit of garlic and she swears by it.  I did try it sometime ago, and found it really rich.  A single order of this bread is about $5.25 – so not a bad price at all.

I had the sirloin steak with steam veggies and a salad with raspberry vinaigrette, alas – the steak was tough, i think i might need to order medium rare instead of medium well from now on.

My other gal pal had her usual Jambalaya fettucini – half order of it.  If you didn’t know by now, one can order a half order of pasta from Boston pizza – now isn’t that good? actually it’s great for people like us who can’t eat so much in one meal.

Then we had dessert – this was S’mores Pizza and it was definitely yummy!  we could have that again.  The marshmallow was burnt just the right amount.

This was a brownie with chocolate and ice cream but the brownie was rather dry – kinda disappointing but nevertheless a great meal.  Plus we got a great waitress, Tanya and we got a 15% discount because of the steak and the brownie.   But we left a $10 tips too.

Fruits For Next Week

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Fruits,Health,Shopping,The Brat | Friday 28 September 2012 7:40 pm




Since we can’t go to the apple farm this week because of the rain, we decided to get some oranges and banana for Chloe’s class.  We have been doing this weekly sine school opened because we believed that fruits is the best treats for the children.  Her teachers don’t mind us sending fruits but as for candies, they don’t encouraged it and I’m grateful for that.  I know the children loved that we send fruits every week for them and they seems to enjoy the treat and I’m happy that we are able to do that.

Mid-Autumn Festival In Nova Scotia

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,My Musing,Shopping | Wednesday 26 September 2012 7:48 pm




We don’t really celebrate mid-autumn festival in Nova Scotia because there isn’t much people in my town that is Chinese and knows the meaning of Mid-Autumn festival and playing with lanterns and eating mooncakes.  But that did not prevent me from getting some mooncake from a famous Hong Kong brand – with the help of a dear friend in Toronto.  Jen from Passion4food.ca – dear Jen was so busy with her own baby – because he was sick and yet had to get the mooncake for me and mail them out to me.  How nice is she!  so folks – want good food from Toronto – visit Jen’s blog – www.passion4food.ca.

Anyhow, the mid-autumn festival is mostly celebrated with family and a huge meal with the children playing with lighted paper lanterns and the adults would sit around and chat and enjoy the mooncake after dinner and enjoy the round moon.  The mid-autumn festival is celebrated to celebrate the harvest of the lunar year.

But it had long since been tied to the dragon boats and a chinese mythology  –  Houyi and Chang’e.  Anyhow, back to the mooncake, they are made with lotus paste and duck egg yolk.  I never used to like mooncake when I lived in Asia but now that I can’t find it anymore, of course I had to have them.   Humans are really strange aren’t they?  so do cherish the things you have now and not regret not having them later.

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