Kitchen Experiences of a Student Blog at (5/2010)

Kitchen Experiences of a Student

May 29, 2010 1:02 pm 
Updated: May 29, 2010 5:43 pm
My boyfriend’s mom used to be a home-stay host for foreign exchange students coming to Canada. Most of these guests are from Asia (though they’ve also hosted people from Switzerland, France, Mexico, and Germany). The students always love to cook for their hosts, and it’s a tradition that on… MORE
Dak Dori Tang flavour paste
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Dak Dori Tang flavour paste
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Dak Dori Tang
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Tags:  Asian, How-To
May 25, 2010 8:18 am 
Updated: May 25, 2010 5:22 pm
Well, with the resounding success of last week’s menu, I have to top it somehow this week. It’s a short week since Victoria Day was yesterday, and on Wednesday the BF will be out of town for dinner again. So here goes! We borrowed a car from my parents yesterday and did a huge (and… MORE
May 21, 2010 8:38 am 
Updated: May 24, 2010 9:08 am
I had huge success with my menu planning this week! We had a couple of curveballs thrown at us (like my boyfriend was suddenly sent to Winnipeg for work for 3 days) but I managed to make most of the recipes I had eyed last week. The best one of the week was the Rosemary Ranch Chicken… MORE
Rosemary Ranch Kabobs - chicken, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and onion.
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May 18, 2010 10:04 am 
Updated: May 20, 2010 6:19 pm
Last night I went to a friend’s house after dinner. He just got a brand new BBQ, so of course we were testing it out! Since I’d already eaten, we just did small things one at a time as dessert. Here is what we tried... Grilled Carrot: I didn’t really like this – the carrot got kind of dried… MORE
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May 14, 2010 12:29 pm 
Updated: May 15, 2010 12:00 am
Seeing all these menus lately (actually it was MK’s in particular that inspired me – we seem to have the same obsession with organization!) I have decided that by planning my meals out on a weekly basis, I can start eating healthier and maybe more cheaply as well! My friends make fun of my… MORE
May 12, 2010 6:53 am 
Updated: May 13, 2010 1:00 pm
In the last few months in my city, people have been tampering with food at grocery stores. There have now been 11 cases, and though they arrested one woman (who of course denied it) the police believe most of these are the work of copycats. I am truly baffled as to WHY someone would want to… MORE
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Tags:  Lifestyle
May 11, 2010 8:18 am 
Updated: May 11, 2010 8:43 am
It’s been a loooooong time since I wrote a blog post! I’ve missed you, AR! I’ve been so busy at school, and this semester I also started volunteering as well as working 22 hours a week... it’s been hectic. Anyways, I’m back for the summer and am hoping to be able to write more often! I’ve… MORE
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About Me
I'm a 22 year old novice cook - I live with my boyfriend in a small apartment with a teeny kitchen. Right now I'm trying to eat healthier and cut some meat out of my diet - I'm writing a blog about cooking my way through a vegetarian cookbook! I love trying new recipes, and adjusting them to suit my tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I love BBQing, making casseroles, and putting together any kind of soup. I'm also trying to get into baking - my kitchen is tiny so I have to use simple recipes, but I love making muffins and cookies to share.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little my mom taught me how to make brown sugar syrup for our homemade pancakes - everytime she made pancakes at home, I would make the sauce to go with them.
My cooking triumphs
Lasagna Day - My first ever dinner party in my apartment, I made spinach salad, stuffed mushrooms, lasagna from scratch, and apple crisp. It was a hit with my friends, I got so many compliments!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in high school I decided to make some cinnamon buns, but the only recipe I could find was a huge batch, so I cut it in half. However, when I went to mix the ingredients, I found myself adding the full amount of some but only half of others, and I couldn't remember how much of each I'd already done. I tried cooking them anyways, but they were terrible!
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