Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Blog


I'm so sorry about the neglect... but the good news is I started a new blog with my sister (twice the amount of writers means twice the amounts of posts!)...  so check out my post of packing here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wedding Wear

I was at my brother-in-law's wedding this weekend and it was perfect day. I was helping out in this DIY intenseive wedding though so I don't have the best pictures to share but here are the best I could find anyway.

I have been meaning to introduce a friend of mine Lady Jane who runs a wonderful blog and consignment shop where I picked up this beauty last April.


I really wanted to make this dress extra playful and added my yellow patent Stuart Weitzman peep-toe shoes and I would have loved a pair of vintage clip or large post earring like these but did not find a pair in time.

via Cupcakes and Cashmere

The wedding was held at Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn and it was the perfect setting in the Eastern Township with a great view. The wonderful bed and breakfast can be seen here behind my handsome husband.


Their caterers did an amazing job as seen here by a layered salad of tomatoes, mangoes, avocado and shrimp. not sure about the blueberries but otherwise I will be replicating this before the summer runs out!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Eat your hometown : Yuki Ramen

There's nothing as satisfying and comforting as a hot bowl of broth with noodles. In Asian cuisine, this goes so much farther than chicken noodle soup and while I've grown up with South East Asian soups I have recently widened my repertoire to include the Korean bi bim bap and the Japanese ramen. Now ramen to many including myself is a dried square of instant noodle with a package of msg kicked flavour. But Japanese ramen is a work of art with a deep flavourful broth and a meaty topping and a soft tangle of fresh noodles.


I had read about Yuki Ramen and when I arrived to one of my favourite Japanese places only to find it closed (Kazu - closed on Tuesday) I thought of going there instead even though it was a bit warm for soup. We arrived a bit early and the noodle expert was seated in the eating area and got up quickly to get to work on our lunch. The employees suspiciously did not speak Japanese, I overheard a customer say that it was Taiwanese. Nevertheless, I was in for a treat of hand pulled noodles and a lovely topping of braised pulled pork and a hard boiled egg.



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<br />The toppings are numbered 1 through 4, and I highly recommend number 3, my companion got the other pork which was a ground pork topping and less flavourful.  The bowl was served <a href=banchan-like pickled soy sprouts that were delicious!



A queue formed quickly after our order was placed and it was a hot day, so I can only imagine how popular this spot is when Concordia has started and the weather is calling for soup... I will definitely be slipping this gem in between tonkinese soup outings!

Yuki Ramen
Faubourg Ste-Catherine
1616 Ste-Catherine W.
Montreal, QC

Friday, July 29, 2011

Eat at home : Steamed fish

BO-ring!... but with roasted cherry tomato compote (I actually just drizzled white wine vinegar over them and mashed them up a bit), rosemary oven fries and roasted asparagus you've got quite a Friday fish dinner!


Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Listen to your hometown : Sam Roberts

I can boast knowing someone who went to high school with Sam Roberts, but that aside this is just a great song and I thought I'd share it!