More lobsters for me this year but I asked for a little box because I already had a lot of lobsters of late. But this time the Zhu’s made it spicy for me – knowing that I loved the chilli. heheh! thanks to Cory for the lobsters and the Zhu’s for cooking it.
Food from home !! woohoo!! they just got in today ! and I had been waiting for it for a week now, well, it was a week late but no worries, the supplier gave me a whole box of it for free for being late! woohoo!!! FREE FOOD ! is always good. Now I can have a Prima Taste party at the Zhu’s. I had planned it for last week but since the food didn’t come, I had to postpone the date with friends and family. But some really hot and tasty food coming my way soon.
I first came to know about Laksa La Mien and Curry La Mien from my long time girlfriend, Regina from home. She sent me some from home and I fell in love with it. And a reader from this blog, wrote and told me that I can get a supplier here and I went ordering it of course but they weren’t in stock and I had to wait till the fall. So I checked the website out every week and finally saw them in stock – so I ordered as many as I can. I ordered Prima Taste Mee Siam too – so wait for my reviews everyone.
Sobeys has a new design for their recycle bags – have you bought one and support Sobeys for their effort in saving the environment? Well, one of the cashiers asked PB if he wanted to buy one but of course, he didn’t ! I would love to buy one but we were in a hurry so the next time, I’m gonna buy one.
Love the new bag though – it’s very nice and meaningful design. So go on and buy one and save the earth !
The Red Shed owned by Australian Shane makes good food too. I loved it when he makes different kinda food. The fish cake is packed with only fish and no potatoes and thai chilli sauce – pretty yummy and a great combination.
It’s cheap too – at $6 but I want 4 pieces next time with a salad on the side to make it a full meal for me. But everyone should try it – it’s pretty good. The Red Shed is down on the waterfront – on Water Street, you can’t missed it – it’s Red in color ! duh! hehe!
When The Red Shed announced on facebook that they had chicken satay with peanut sauce and rice for their lunch special, I was so excited and put on my jacket and off i scooted down the hill to get an order to try. I wasn’t disappointed of course, the chicken pieces were very tender and tasty. Back home we have ketuput instead of rice and the peanut sauce was a little bit spicy but having an Australian make satay, I’ll have to say it was pretty good. Would definitely eat it again but would order more satay the next time and ask for some cucumber too. $ 8 for lunch was not bad price that’s for sure.
We managed to eat at the Snack Place on Main Street today, this was where the old Peg’s was and the ambiance was really cool, I loved that there are more seats in the restaurant now. But it could definitely use an air-con during hot days but there were ceiling fans.
We went after lunch time and there were still a few customers around, so that was a good sign.
Chloe was very hungry because we headed out late this Sunday as we had friends over.
This was the special for Sunday and I was all for it because I loved Baked Beans.
Lots of seating now and lots of space.
Chloe had the fish and chips and it came with a drink and the fish was really good.
PB had the quarter chicken and i loved the garlic bread a lot, a wee bit oily but that’s the way i loved it.
And this was my special, look at how huge the fish cake were, I couldn’t finish it, the baked beans were home made but I prefer the tomato canned ones but it was good nevertheless.
My special for the day came with a cake – and the cake was home made and it was drizzled with raspberry sauce – yummy!
Chloe had a scope of ice cream and it was yummy! This must be the cheapest meal we’ve had in town, everything rounded up to about $30. The portion were huge and the food were pretty awesome too and the waitress was very friendly and accommodating. We will be back to try the rest of the menu.
An old friend from Raleigh came to visit this summer and we met up for a late lunch after she had finished some official work. She is a accountant and as busy as she was, she managed to squeeze some time for our meet up before heading back to the city. I’m not into the financial aspect of any job I’ve had but it’s funny how most of my friends are either CPAs or internal auditors for offshore banks. So I brought her out to the best burger place in town. Chuck’s Wagon on Forest Street of course.
Another friend who came along had the Tex burger
While I had the rodeo breakfast.
She tried the house special with molasses bread and a piece of donair meat.
This was my burger.
With eggs, tomato and a slice of ham.
And poutine of course ! a must try.
I had the normal onion rings also known as wagon wheels. It was a great lunch, lunch lasted for 2 hrs and we played catch up as much as we can. As a CPA, she must be very busy therefore, I’m grateful, she took time off to spend with me. Till we meet again – old friend.
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.
Everyone is eating now.
And our very special birthday girl – Jessica !
Some Korean home cook food from my sister from another mother. Yummy eggplants with mushrooms, it was very crunchy, that’s for sure.
Some Mi Goreng with fishballs from home.
Our very own home grown young entrepreneur – Chuck ! I’ve known Chuck for a long time from our store, he used to rent games from us and have always been a good customer. So it’s important that we all support our local businesses, especially those who really cooked good food.
Chuck doesn’t make fast food because he makes real food. So if you are looking for fast food, you cannot come here but once you’ve tried his burger, you won’t want to eat burger no where else. Yes! it is that good and very addictive, in fact, it is so good, I went back to see Chuck another 2 more times during the week.
Chuck has an extensive menu as you can see here and below and prices are very reasonable plus he has a good sense of humor. Good service and never fluster even if there was a line up for his good food.
I vowed to try every burger that Chuck has and more.
Dinner and live music at our local restaurant is a must to go when you have friends visiting from away. I did attend one that had violins at musicians friend but this singer and songwriter is what we planned to do with some friends from Australia. I don’t know about other people but I’ve always loved live music and performances when I’m eating on a special occasion, I find it so entertaining and romantic. Now does one tip the performer/s? I’ve always wondered, I guess if you had a violin player playing right in front of your table, it’s a must to tip him/her but if the singer is performing – what does one do? I have to check with the restaurant owners and see what is the common practice here. Have you been to a live performance? do you like them? i love being serenaded while one is eating what about you?
The extended family and us had a BBQ at the beach because Godma Lynn came home from Toronto. This year we didn’t do the BBQ at the lodge because the water pump wasn’t working. We ended at the beach but I would have preferred it at the lodge but the kids loved the beach and the weather was awesome that day plus a volley ball game was in order too. Luckily, I bought some new sports bra from for plus size sport bras not too long ago, so I was pretty happy about joining in the volley ball game.
Joey the cousin’s hubby brought some clams to be boiled at the beach – and for those who loved clams I’m sure you would have enjoyed it but I didn’t eat any and I’m glad I didn’t because my tummy didn’t feel too well after the BBQ. But having clams at the beach was kinda different and I know that the rest of the family enjoyed it.
Marking days are great days for spending time with Chloe and my girlfriends – and on days like these – I’m missing my girlfriend and her daughter – Layla who’ve left for Ottawa. I wanted to get a cheap schecter hellraiser c-1 at guitar center for PB but wanted to check out the stores locally to see if I can get something similar here but alas, no such luck. So I’m ordering them for him instead and of course, eating at a new place with my kid was in the itinerary for the day.
We settled for the Bread and Olive Cafe – as we haven’t been there before since they opened last year. I had a cup of tea while Chloe had an ice tea as it was a very hot and humid day.
We both ordered quiches but different kind – one was chicken.
And the other was salmon, we preferred the chicken.
Of course, we had dessert – that we shared and in the meantime, I was surfing the net – and ordering the guitar for PB. We had a wonderful meal – although expensive – but the service was really good.
I love coffee and have to have at least a cup a day if not more. I try to limit myself to maximum two cups and I’m quite fussy with the type of coffee I drink and where I drink my coffee. There isn’t any designer coffee in town but we do have a specialty store that just opened up recently. Unfortunately, their coffee still needs a little work. I don’t expect designer coffee like we have back home but the coffee I had didn’t have enough kick to it and also they are usually plain old coffee.
I currently brew my own coffee and I find that the coffee that I’m using is by far the best and cheapest as compared to what I get in this specialty store and Tim Horton. If you want to try some folgers coffee click here , this is what I’m currently into and i loved the taste of it. They have the classic roast or the Colombian ones which are a lot stronger. They also have decaf, if you are into decaf. At one time, I roasted my own coffee but buying them here is a lot easier I find and they taste just like the ones I’m used to back home. So coffee addicts/lovers out there can give this a try.
Celebrating birthdays are not an uncommon thing in my life – but celebrating birthday with such a special person only comes once in a while. And today is the birthday a very good sister of mine from another mother. Lynette is the type of person – who has a heart of gold. She will take the shirt of her back to help you if you needed it. I’m so happy that we were able to make her day a little special for her today.
Our little bath and home gift for her on her birthday.
Potpourri for her room in preparation for a romantic night.
Best friends for life – Josh and Chloe
French toast with sausages for Josh.
Ham omelet for the birthday girl.
Hyunjin’s thai chicken bite and some of my breakfast.
Chloe’s fish and chips.
My classic breakfast – that i shared with Hyunjin.
Home made cheesecake just for me from Brianna and Noah.
Noah and Brianna – love this kids.
Brianna’s 8 oz steak.
Large Caesar salad for Noah.
Free birthday cake for Lynette – from Jungle Jim’s.
Birthday card for Lynette.
Dessert at Jo-anne’s quick and tasty – down in Hebron.
Brianna and Lynette – happy moments.
Josh with his peanut butter pie – he loved it.
Summer is here and I’ve put on some weight from not exercising a lot. I make excuses in the winter – telling myself that it’s too cold to do anything but there is no excuse just to do yoga right? So this summer I’m going to be doing yoga and getting some yoga gear for women was easy. I’ve ordered my yoga pants, yoga mat and even got a kid’s yoga kit for my Chloe.
Yoga is good for a lot of things in our life, not only does it help with our health, it is actually quite therapeutic. I find it so calming to practice yoga, these days – I don’t feel so stress. I hope by practicing yoga 3 times a week, I will eventually stop taking my panic medication because I’ve heard good results from people like myself who are on meds. One can definitely look forward to a healthier year.
I love ribs and BBQ ribs are my favorite and I’ll have to say that the ribs at Boston Pizza are one of the best since the days at Tony Roma’s. This is half a rack of BBQ ribs and they do make a full meal for a person but I chose to have only half of this and shared half with my g/f .
We also ordered half a portion of Jambalaya and shared this – and that’s the great part of eating with Boston Pizza – you can order half a portion of pasta.
Try their new dessert – chunks of brownies with ice cream and strawberries. Too sweet for me but I know a lot of you out there would love it.
The day had finally warmed up, so the some friends and I decided that we should take a day trip to visit another friend living in Digby. We’ve always loved Digby, it’s such a wonderful town especially during the summer. Lucky for me, I had on a ray ban original wayfarer else the 1 hr drive would have been scotching on my eyes.
The first thing the kids did when we arrived in Digby was to take a picture of themselves and the scenery around time – look how sunny it was – even the kids had to squint their eyes here. But the breeze was lovely, so it wasn’t that hot for us to walk around downtown Digby.
We loved how picturesque Digby is – everywhere you turn to around Digby gives you the sea, boats and the sun – on a good day. So if you are thinking of going to Digby, go when the weather is good and bring along your sunglasses as well as sunscreen.
What a lovely day ! always loved to see boats of any kind. What about you?
And now some home made Cuban food from our lovely host – Tania from Cuba and Dave from Scotland. Yummy looking salad, so beautifully dressed up – we don’t wanna mess it up.
Cuban beef – thinly sliced and very tender – flavorful.
Cuban rice with black beans.
And beet root, corn and broccoli salad made by Jackie from Peru.
And a lovely group picture before we left Digby with our host family.
I haven’t cooked Emperor Chicken for the longest time – and not because I didn’t have the necessary condiments for it but because cooking the emperor chicken takes a lot of time in cleaning the chicken properly and I wanted to have free range chicken. And the only way to get it is from the Farmer’s market on the weekend and sometimes I don’t get up early enough to buy them.
Anyhow washed i did with the chicken – and gave it a good massage – and of course, with the Emperor chicken – you have to have mushrooms and anything else you want to put in them.
I rubbed the herbs well on the chicken – let it sit for an hour.
Threw in some wolfberries and some red dates and now it’s all ready to be steamed.
And my trusty steamer that we had bought – a great investment.
After 2 hrs of steaming – nice, tender and flavorful emperor chicken.