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Giving thanks

Yesterday was Thanksgiving in Canada and my friends and I had a mini feast.

I made apple pie.

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The rest of the spread.

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Hope everyone had a splendid long weekend. I’m sitting here eating leftovers (undeniably the best part of big holiday dinners) and craving more holiday dinners.


De Fu Seafood Restaurant

Molten egg custard bun
Molten egg custard bun

Do you like lau sha bao/flowing custard buns/salted egg custard buns/流沙包? If so, this is the place to go.

De Fu Seafood Restaurant / 德福海鮮酒家
Location: 633 Silver Star Blvd, Unit 102
Scarborough, ON
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Tomo Sushi

Sashimi combo
Sashimi dinner combo

I heard about Tomo Sushi nearly 3 years ago from a co-worker; she lived nearby and said it was one of her favourite places for sushi, and everyone she had brought there, regardless of what they thought of sushi before, loved it. Being a little out of the way from me, I never had the opportunity to try it until now.

Tomo Sushi
Location: 9625 Yonge St, Unit 1 &2
Richmond Hill, ON
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Chicken Pot Pie


I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a chicken pot pie for ages, and finally decided to make on in the middle of summer. This is definitely a very comforting dish for cool weather but it was quite enjoyable in the summer as well.

Adapted from the recipe at Smitten Kitchen, which was adapted from Ina Garten. I just substituted for what I had on hand – also I have to add corn to everything.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 whole chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • glug of olive oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, diced
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley leaves

For the pastry:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup of cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup of ice water
  • 1 egg, beaten

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