Pies at the Farmer’s Market from Bread & Olive and for those who haven’t been there, you can give their pies a try. They are really yummy and I had gone back to get more for my in-laws the following week. But had forgotten to take more pictures of them. I remember one had scotch eggs in it , so I will try and get more pictures for you all. I loved the ham and cheese pie , very good for breakfast or lunch. Prices ranged from $4 – 5.50 , very reasonable if you don’t want to have a sit down at the restaurant. Try it out if you are in town. You won’t regret it.
We went to the Japanese restaurant in Little Brook again but this time, Karaoke was on our mind. If you didn’t know by now, the Japanese restaurant has a Karaoke room. Who doesn’t like singing around this area right? especially us Asians. I was told that I can get a good entertainment set here, so Mail your order today! if you love singing a lot and want your home to have some entertainment.
It was a very busy night at the restaurant even though we weren’t expecting it to be that busy. Jessica had some spicy miso soup to start with and I had the ordinary kind of miso soup.
Lots of seaweeds and tofu , unlike some Japanese restaurant that can be quite stingy when it comes to tofu and seaweed.
I ordered some mixed tempura and my g/f ordered a traditional little brook roll and I ordered something else as you can see here.
The mixed tempura only had one shrimp, so it wasn’t enough for all of us of course, we had 2 adults and 2 kids with us.
Some soft shell crab for appetizer , and it was yums !
And my g/f ordered another type of roll but this one was really spicy. Luckily for us, we were going for Karaoke, so we waited to eat it a little later with our Karaoke session. For those who loved singing , check out the Japanese restaurant at little brook.
Comfort food from home on a cold winter night like this really warms not only the tummy but the heart as well. The paste was sent from home and this is the Malaysian version of Hokkien Noodles with spicy chilli and prawn stock. I put in some veggies as well and shrimp and an egg to make the bowl of noodles a meal by itself. Because of how oily it is, I can’t eat more than a bowl but it was definitely yummy to the max.
I thought I would share my 2 cents with you since I eat out a lot because of work. Most time, we choose a restaurant because of how good the food is but sometimes, one can stop going to a restaurant not only because of bad food but more like the wait staff just don’t make the cut.
I’m pleased to let you all know that 99% of the wait staff that I’ve come across in our small town are awesome but of course , there are just 1 or 2 of them that irks me each time I go to their restaurant. I won’t name which wait staff nor the restaurant because that ain’t important. The important fact is , the next time I encounter that particular wait staff, I’m gonna ask to change a table or change the person waiting on me.
I normally, try to ignore the tacky service as I’m sure that I’m not perfect either when I serve my customers at my store. I am sure some people don’t like me either but if I am paying close to $80 for meals at lunch, I wanna be able to enjoy my lunch and not have to deal with tacky services.
So yes, good wait staff are awesome to have but if no one tells that particular wait stuff about his/her tacky service, then he or she might not even know that he or she might have offended other customers as well. But if I keep asking for another wait staff, I hope that he or she will get the hint.
So my 2015 ‘s new year resolution ? not to condone tacky services, because if it irks me so much , how can i enjoy my food for the next hour. And I certainly don’t deserve that. well, nobody deserves tacky services.
Christmas shopping was underway for the entire week but today, I made sure to eat my breakfast before doing my Christmas shopping. I chose to have oats with fruits and a cup of coffee of course and off we went to look for a fender vibrolux reverb for the nephew. Like many, I didn’t have my breakfast before shopping the last couple of days and I felt absolutely lousy after an hour of shopping, so if you are like myself, out shopping for Christmas this week, make sure you have your breakfast. I found that I was a lot more efficient today than I was the last couple of days. I’m almost done shopping after getting the fender but i’ve others that I also need to by for.
I just noticed that Tim Hortons have a new cup design for their coffee. So cute ! Looks a little like a wool type material with reindeer. I don’t think I’ve seen this new cup before in previous years, so this is a nice change. I don’t know about other folks but I think different patterns on coffee cups for different seasons and occasion is really cool and would make me want to buy more coffee. what about you?
I just came back to work from lunch with my insurance agent and like don allred insurance I found them online since our local insurance folks do not have the kind of insurance I’m looking for. Back home, insurance agents actively look for their clients, while here, it’s quite different. You have to actively look for them if you want your car, home or contents to be insured. Health insurance are the same here, you have to choose your own agency and even when you sign up with them, they rarely keep in touch with you like they do at home.
The insurance agency that I’m currently with right now brings me out for lunch every time he is in town and even buys me a bottle of my favorite wine. Premiums are good and I can be sure that he is the first to be there for me if I needed him. I love all the tips and savings that I’ve learned from my current agent and am really happy that I’ve found a reliable agent for all my insurance need.
My simple lunch today with rice are these squids from Su Lee & shrimps from the Zhu’s – how much ? didn’t cost me a cent. I provided the chilli sauce from home, some sambal paste from Tean’s and the Zhu’s cooked them up for me for lunch. It was so yummy! I had leftover to go with my supper as well.
Our Asian community might be small here but we do look out for each other.
My lunch for today is Chef #2 – this consist of noodles – already pan – fried till crispy with lots of veggies , mushrooms and shrimp. As you can see here, I alternate between noodles and rice because rice and noodles are our Asian’s staple food. But I can only eat a little rice and a little noodles and as usual, I ask for a lot of veggies and very little shrimp or meat. I rarely eat meat as you can see in my blog because I prefer seafood to meat. But don’t get me wrong, I do eat chicken once in a while and chicken wings are my favorite. I used to love a steak every now and then but these days, I prefer the simpler meal. Lunch was like $8 and it was a really good lunch as you can see here.
I think I might just start on a simple lunch series , to show you all what I eat for lunch , as simply and as cheaply plus healthy as possible. When you are a diabetic like myself, you have to make sure that you eat well and eat healthy plus your food has gotta taste good.
Today , I ordered from the chinese restaurant, some spicy tofu with fried rice and bean sprouts and some shrimp. The color may not be so pretty but it’s darn yummy for $5.00 ! love it !
Ì`m sure by now you all know how much I loved spicy food. And the spicier the better. So the Zhu`s at the New Century Restaurant tries every which way to help me with my lunch all the time. So today , I order some shrimp with curry and of course the veggies with some rice. Not too much rice but this was definitely spicy !!! good food ! yums!
PS : Be nice to the restaurant owners and you can get all kind of food. But of course, don`t be an asshole of an owner , like some people in some restaurant that we all know, else ppl will just stop eating at your place. If you can`t take constructive criticism than that will be your downfall. Your lost not mine – plenty of restaurants to eat from.
Yes, we are turning our summer cottage into a Halloween Haunted House for friends and family and the spouse bought the oldest electronic instrument to provide all the scary sounds one can imagine for a haunted house. Now I didn’t think that it was going to be that scary, till I saw what the machine could do. It was very scary music alright! Of course, as soon as we had the try out with the other parents, they want More of these scary sound effect to scare the kids and adults. A friend who is a make up artist has agreed to help with the make up and I know that the kids are going to enjoy it very much. Some may cry and some may not go to sleep after they have seen our haunted house at our summer cottage but the neighbors at the cottage are also coming together to help us with the haunted house and one even is loaning us their pony for rides for the kids. It is going to be a blast!
PS : There will be hot apple cider and lots of cookies for the kids.
Besides food and all those fresh ingredients at the Farmer’s Market , one can enjoy great music from different local musicians hired by the Farmer’s market every weekend. The farmer’s market is the place to be during the weekend, it’s vibrant , it smells good, you get good wholesome food from individual vendors and of course the music like I mentioned earlier. From guitar playing, korg synth and many different variety of music as well as instruments showcased during the weekend, one can spend hours at the Farmer’s market, if we didn’t have a store to open.
Children and adults all enjoy our local Farmer’s market tremendously and you not only get fresh locally grown vegetables but also organic meat as well as handmade things.
I come for the food mostly and am game to try any new kind of food or any interesting kinds. Buy a present for your kid’s teachers or visit the Oyster farm for some fresh oysters. I would love some too but I suck at shucking them but one day, I’m going to get them to shuck those little suckers out for me to bring home to fry up some Korean pancakes. So folks, the Farmer’s market in Yarmouth, is opened all season, be sure not to miss the awesome food and wonderful music every weekend.
I don’t eat donuts because I’m diabetic but it doesn’t mean that other people cannot enjoy it especially my in – laws and my kid. PB didn’t eat any as well, I don’t know why he didn’t want any, I guess he likes his dad’s fudge a lot better. But if you are in Canada and there is a Tim Hortons, you can have your fill of all kinds of donuts. I don’t know if they are comparable to Krispy Kreme but they are definitely not bad at all. For a dozen, one only needs to fork out less than $8.00 if I am not wrong. But I do like my Tim’s coffee a lot and must have at least one a day.
Chloe loves the chocolate glazed donut or the double chocolate with sprinkles and there is the boston creme donut, maple donut , coconut creme, lemon and a lot more different flavor to choose from. Unfortunately, for me they are all very, very sweet and I cannot eat them. If I weren’t diabetic, you will probably see me stuff my face with them. Tim Hortons donut are good gifts to bring when visiting a friend or relative.
I wanted something different for lunch on the weekend and when I saw that the Farmer’s market had butter chicken, I had to get some. But of course, it was too early for lunch, so it was kept in silver foil for a few hours , thus it was kinda mushy after awhile. The rice and butter chicken was still warm when I ate it at 2.30pm and it was pretty good. The next time, I would separate the butter chicken and rice, so that the rice wouldn’t be so mushy.
I do like the butter chicken but it didn’t have the stronger taste that I’m used to and it wasn’t as spicy as I liked it. I prefer my butter chicken with chunks of chicken and since I use jasmine rice for my own butter chicken, I didn’t smell any jasmine in the one that I bought at the Farmer’s Market. But it was overall, a good lunch for $6.50 tax included. Would I get it again? definitely !
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.
These peas were picked from our garden at the seaside cottage in Port Maitland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love the sign and love the humor. now if all eateries have a great sense of humor wouldn’t that be wonderful. Unfortunately, there is just one eatery in town who cannot take constructive criticism and thinks it is so funny that we refused to acknowledge them after they barged into our store and said that we tried to run their business down. So immature too ! and his only come back was that we should paint our store too????!!!??? Yes, very immature!
Anyhow, their lost coz’ we don’t eat there anymore because we refused to deal with idiosyncrasies. As far as my friends and I are concern, the owners, its store and food don’t exist. In all my years of writing a food blog, this tiny eatery is the only one who behaved so immaturely and utterly ridiculous!
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!