A Fruitful Day

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fruits,My Musing | Sunday 28 September 2014 11:30 am




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Fall is here and what do someone who loves food do ?  go apple picking of course.  So we headed out to Wallace Brothers after going to our beach cottage to check on the painting of the inside of the cottage.  As usual, Andy and Phyllis are the best host , they made us feel right at home.  The Wallace Brother’s Farm was packed with cars and people as expected.  They not only have the best apples, pears and plums, they are definitely the cheapest.  We picked 2 boxes of plums (wished i bought more) they were so sweet.  1 box of pears and a 20 Ibs apples for Chloe’s school and some extras for Chloe’s friends from home.  But Andy and Phyllis didn’t charge us for the ones for ourselves and the ones for Chloe’s friends.

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These peas were picked from our garden at the seaside cottage in Port Maitland.

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Apples for Chloe’s school.  It was definitely a fruitful day, so much fruits for only $20.  Next week would be pears and plums for Chloe’s school.

My $20 Pizza

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Pizzas | Friday 26 September 2014 6:29 pm




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Thus far my most expensive pizza in Canada I think – but don’t quote me , I could be wrong because I haven’t had pizza for a long time now.   I’ve always eaten pizza from Boston Pizza and haven’t had Greco’s for the longest time , but the day I did it was because the store was full and there was no time to go out to get proper food.  So I was also craving fro a pizza or was I craving more for tabasco sauce now?

I ordered a hawaiin pizza , with pineapple and chicken but I wanted it to be a thin crusted pizza , so it cost me a little more than the usual pizza.  Pizza was good but because as you can see it was huge, it took me a few days to finish it.  But it was an awesome pizza and I would definitely order them again if i had someone else to share the pizza with.

The pizza wasn’t greasy and it was filled with yummies and although i couldn’t finish it , i did leave it for the next day and the day after.  Of course, after the 2 day, it didn’t taste as good anymore but nevertheless edible.   But i still love my tuscan pizza from Boston Pizza – individual size, but I don’t mind the Hawaiin from Greco either.  So there, you have it, my lovely $20 Pizza.

A Return To Boston Pizza

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Thursday 18 September 2014 12:09 pm




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We haven’t been to Boston Pizza for a long time.  Not because we don’t like the food but because they didn’t have anything that Chloe would eat.  So we opt for places that she would eat and end up giving poor Boston Pizza a skip.  But today, only us girls were going ot for lunch on a weekday without the kids, so we gave Boston Pizza another go.  My g/f Lynette had a pizza with meat in it.

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And me and another g/f had the same thing , so I didn’t take extra pictures , after all, they looked the same.  Jambalaya pasta was what we asked for but her plate was a lot less than mine , I don’t know why.  So I scoped my portion of pasta for my g/f and let her have some of mine.  Her gravy was little too but I had asked for more gravy – so weird right?   Pasta was good but it lacked a little oomph this time , nevertheless, it was a good meal.

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Our lunch came with a side and we both chose a green with raspberry vinaigrette, but I think i should have chosen the ceasar and mixed it up a bit.

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And dear Lynette had an apple crisp for dessert.  She said it was yummy!  Boston pizza has this promotion where you pay $5 and kids can get 5 free meals with an adult.   I wished that Chloe would eat at Boston pizza, I would have so bought it.

Greek Burger @ The Red Shed

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review | Saturday 6 September 2014 7:47 pm




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Looks quite plain from here but the burger patty is to die for.  A juicy burger perfectly seasoned with Greek spices, topped with feta cheese, red onion, tomato, cucumber and a dollop of tzatziki. On a fresh toasted roll too! 

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The taste was beautiful and I would eat it again anytime.  So if you are in Yarmouth, head on down to water street, near the Ferry terminal and find the Red Shed.  But I also wished that Chuck’s Wagon was closer because I do miss his food a lot.  Time to take a trip to Home Hardware where he is and eat his pulled pork – to die for.

Burger King Breakfast

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Breakfast,Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review | Thursday 4 September 2014 7:41 pm




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I called this back to school breakfast.  This was what I got PB to get me when we brought chloe back to school for a new year.  There was no line up  – Hallelujah! and don’t let my poor picture taking deceive you  because the croissant with cheese and bacon was pretty darn good. The croissant was light and fluffy , I think I’m gonna be having a lot of BK breakfast from now on.

Maple Syrup For Export

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,My Musing,Organic,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Friday 29 August 2014 11:39 am




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For those who are not aware of this, my FIL makes his own maple syrup.  Yes, they are pure maple syrup straight from the maple tree.  A long time friend who owns a food and beverage company from Asia had tried the maple syrup sometime last year and was so in love with it that he wanted to bring it to all his food and beverage outlet in Asia.  So we’ve been packing up the Maple syrup by the dozen and shipping them out since spring.  Of course, we use  egg crate  with every individual boxes that we send out and thus far, I have to say that it works great.  No report of breakage from here to Asia, so the customer/s are happy and so are we, no liability to replace the broken ones.

We are definitely considering exporting them to various other places and we are in talks with several organization in Asia.  The FIL gives me 25 % of the sale , so we are excited about working for him.  Wish me luck!

Fish Burger From The Red Shed

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Wednesday 20 August 2014 9:58 pm




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Sorry, I haven’t been showing you all the food I’ve eaten all summer, and don’t you worry, I still eat so well but because we’ve been so busy this summer, I hardly have time for showing off all the good food I ate.

But today, I did have one of the best fish burgers I’ve tasted and it’s from the Red Shed down the hill from where our store is.  Love the fish, it’s lightly breaded and lots of fish as you can see and the bun is nicely toasted and it was so yums!  only $6.00 tax included, one can never go wrong with a fish burger from the Red Shed.

Lay’s New Chip Flavor

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,BBQ,Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz,Junke Food,My Musing | Friday 15 August 2014 12:20 am




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While out searching for chips for a girlfriend from Singapore, look what I found!!!  Yup ! must be new chip flavors from Lay’s.  Looks so yummy right?  I haven’t tried them yet but I’m going to do so soon.

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This is like some kinda cucumber dip?

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Woohoo!  cinnamom buns.

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mac and cheese !  yums for PB!

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.

Wacky Wing Nite @ Jungle Jim’s

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,Junke Food,My Musing | Wednesday 16 July 2014 7:06 pm




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In the many years that Jungle Jim’s had been in town, I never went for their Wacky Wings nite because I didn’t think I could eat a lot of wings.  But today, with my kid and a g/f we decided that we should go and see what the hype was about.   For $12.99, one can’t go too wrong right?

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Since it was the first time that we are doing Wacky Wing nite, we didn’t know how it works.  I’m glad we got our regular waitress and she quickly explained to us and took care of our order.  If you are going for Wing nite, make sure you go early because it was quite a wait for food.  I ordered some pepperoni and chicken wings but for every all you can eat wings , you have to order a drink of like $2.99.  I had an ice lemon tea with my g/f – no sharing and the kid had an apple juice.

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The kid ordered her own wings for $6.99.

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While my g/f ordered some thai chicken bites

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And french fries for the kid.  I actually didn’t want her to have fries.

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The kid loved the wings and the fries and ate quite a lot of the wings and fries.

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Opps !  I was wrong, she had pepsi.

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We had more wings.

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Garlic baguette , only had 2 pieces as no one wanted them.

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And here the kid and the g/f is choosing the best wings for themselves.  I also had some garlic baguette and it was quite filling.   Me and the kid’s meal came to $27 + tips , while the g/f’s was about $17 + tips.  Would I go again?  oh for sure but next time with more friends and definitely will be going earlier.

Canadian Maple Bacon Burger @ The Red Shed

Posted by mamabok | BBQ,Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review | Tuesday 1 July 2014 2:10 pm




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Happy Canada’s Day everyone!!  and what best to eat on this special day!  of course, some special burger from the Red Shed who are just done the road from us.  I would love to eat elsewhere too of course but stuck at work.  But the burger was the bomb!  I loved it – it’s got the sweetness of the maple ham that makes the burger taste really good but if the burger was juicier it would be better.  But it was pretty awesome!  go try it out if you haven’t.

Chickpea Salad From Shanty Cafe

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Organic,Salads | Thursday 5 June 2014 2:33 pm




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This chickpea salad was so good – I had to give it a shout out immediately.  Folks from town can get this at the Shanty Cafe located on 6B Central Street.  Friendly service and good food – you cannot go wrong.  But this chickpea salad reminds me of my favorite fatoush salad.

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I loved that it’s all so well blended and I found some yummy roasted sunflower seeds in it.  A delightful salad with my samosas of course.  My salad was a small one and only cost me $3.00 + tax , if you want a large one it’s $6.00 + tax.  Check it out – it is really good.

Chef #2 @ New Century Restaurant

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,My Musing | Tuesday 3 June 2014 2:48 pm




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When I don’t know what to eat, I order Chef #2 from the New Century Restaurant and this is half an order only because a whole order would be way too much for me to eat.  Look at how much veggies I’ve got in this fully loaded crispy noodles at the bottom box.   Brocolli , cabbage, water chestnuts, char siew and shrimp plus some carrots for color.  I love the smell of the crispy canton noodles as well.  For $8 – this could be my lunch and supper easily.  Try it yourself and let me know what you think.  New Century Restaurant is located on Main Street, Yarmouth.

BBQ Pulled Pork Burger From The Red Shed

Posted by mamabok | BBQ,Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Sunday 1 June 2014 4:55 pm




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I wanted some Pulled Pork bad and the closest joint is The Red Shed, so I decided to give it a try, afterall, I’ve had great success with the food from the Red Shed right?

I guess I was expecting something different, although it was still good, it wasn’t as messy as I expected, so dainty ladies out there, this may be a great pulled pork burger for you.   With some coleslaw inside the pulled pork burger, the taste was different – not bad but different.  I think I might have to get Pulled Pork burger from another joint and try out other burgers from The Red Shed.

The Red Shed is located at the Waterfront – you cannot miss it, so when you are in Yarmouth, don’t forget to check it out.  Everyone’s expectations and taste buds are different, what I may not love as much, you may love it more.  So don’t just go by my words, check it out for yourself.

PS :  And the Red Shed does have some excellent food that I absolutely adore.

New Food At Jungle Jim’s

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review | Tuesday 27 May 2014 9:16 pm




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For those who don’t know by now, Jungle Jim’s is open again ! yay!  everyone loves Jungle Jim’s but I’ve heard it’s new management and new owners and of course, all the waitresses and waiters are new.  I don’t recognized anyone except 1 who just went back to work.  But yes, lets get back to the new food in the menu  – yay!  love trying new food as always and when I saw this butter chicken , I had to try it.

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For those of you out there who are not into spicy food, well, this is for you, it’s not spicy at all, there is a little zeng in it, but it’s not going to send you crying or grabbing and chucking down ice water.  As you can see, these are two version of it, I don’t know why the presentation is so different, probably different cook on different days and it was kinda busy the first time I tried the butter chicken.  The butter chicken was at $12.99 and the chicken was so tender and the naan was awesome.

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And from the breakfast menu – was corned hash beef with eggs and toast.  For $9.99 – the corned beef hash was pretty good.  Loveeeeee it! gotta try!  I do love the food at Jungle Jim’s but it can get really slow with the food if they are busy, so go early if you are hungry.

Singapore Noodles @ New Century Restaurant

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,My Musing | Saturday 17 May 2014 10:27 pm




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Singapore Noodles from New Century Restaurant on Main Street Yarmouth, opens everyday from 11am – 9pm.  Singapore noodles is actually vermecilli a kind of rice noodles cooked with curry spices with veggies and shrimp.  You can ask for less spice if you don’t want it to be too spicy, the owner & chef will accommodate your taste buds.

Singapore noodles is not from Singapore, we do not have this kind of dish in Singapore per se. I think folks who’ve migrated to the West invented this  dish because Singaporeans like the Malaysians loved spicy food, so this is one way whereby we can have a good and decent spicy meal without costing a bomb.

I only ordered half an order for lunch because 1 order is too much for me, so if you only want a taste of it, you can ask the chef for half an order.  For those cold days or days where you don’t know what to eat and don’t mind the spice, you can try this out.  New Century Restaurant is located in downtown Yarmouth,  280 Main Street.

Re-opening Of Jungle Jims

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing,Western | Saturday 10 May 2014 7:21 pm




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Woohoo!  Jungle Jims finally re-opened it’s door by a new management.  It’s sad to see the old one go because they’ve always been very friendly to us.  The new staff are all very young girls, in fact one of PB’s cousin is working there too.  The decor are mostly new and they removed a lot of stuff and put in several new decor.

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The restaurant smelled of varnish when we first entered but I guess it’s only the 2nd day of opening , so you’ll have to forgive them a little eh.

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This is one of the new decor in Jungle Jims.

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The menu changed a little and we only realized it after we ordered but no worries we figured, since we do go to Jungle Jims often.  We were there before noon and it wasn’t so busy, so it was quite the bonus for us.

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I had my usual breakfast with eggs and sausages with a side of bacon as well.  Of course, I couldn’t finished everything but I had Hyunjin to help me with the food.

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Bacon on the side.

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And Hyunjin had the thai chicken from the special lunch.  Overall, the service was ok but the staff are new, so I’m sure they just need a wee bit more time to learn about things.  But the coffee isn’t great I’ll have to tell you and the next time I go there I’m bringing a cup of Tim’s.

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.

Lunching With Girlfriends

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,General,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Monday 14 April 2014 12:22 pm




Lunching with my girlfriends from the city can be a very interesting afternoon.  We meet once a month in the city or in town for lunch and we talk about everything from work to politics and even  creditor rights  as some of my girlfriends are entrepreneurs in the city.  I’ve always come back from lunching with these girls with new knowledge about what is going on around the world because they are so up to date with everything.  I ordered the greek pizza but had actually craved for the tuscan pizza but ordered wrongly but of well.

 

Boston Pizza has this lunch special for a full plate of Jambalaya for only $11 for lunch, so I highly recommended this to my girlfriend from the city but she found it a little bit too spicy for her.

My lawyer g/f from the city ordered a salad.

And another g/f who works as a financial controller in the city ordered some calamari.  We had a really good lunch – a 2 hrs lunch and went somewhere else for dessert after lunch.  We really have a good time together even though it sometimes takes a long time to get together.

Turkey Sausage Breakfast @ Tim Hortons

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review | Monday 7 April 2014 2:40 pm




I thought I should give the new breakfast turkey a try at Tim Hortons afterall, it looked so delicious and healthy.  Alas, I was not entirely into the taste, it was good but too much for me, I could only stomached half of the sandwich.   As you can see, it was a lot of food but I’m sure a lot of people would love it because it was a huge breakfast.  Lucky for me I didn’t order a hash brown with it.  But coffee as usual was definitely good and the girls excellent.

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