Easter Long Weekend

Hello readers, I hope you are all enjoying your Easter long weekend. My week so far has been filled with gluttony and time with family. The spring weather in Vancouver has been lovely, I never realized how much I enjoy spring. With the nice weather, I tried to go out more and enjoy the weather since I’ve been stuck indoors these past few weeks due to school.

I also want to give a shout out to my good friend S.A.W, who has started a new blog! You can read her blog, Next Stop, Happyness, here . Check out her blog for post about food, Kpop, Korean dramas and more!

Here are some pictures of my week:

{Learning about nutrition and talking about fish made me really crave Sushi Nanaimo’s spicy salmon sashimi :P}

{I was so happy to be able to eat king crab this year since I didn’t get to eat it last year. Pictured above is steamed king crab legs with garlic}

{Went to the auto show with my dad. I go almost every year because I like looking at and sitting in new cars}

{I was thirsty after the auto show so I got a Dry Lavender Soda from Urban Fare}

{I made red velvet waffles. Pictured above is a picture of my half eaten waffled loaded with cream cheese frosting and strawberries}

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For the Love of… Tea

I’ve always been a fan of tea, especially floral ones but not so much minty or fruity teas. Lately I’ve been really into tea and purchased a few goodies for my tea drinking pleasure:

{Breville The Milk Cafe; Jumpy Monkey tea from Davids Tea; coffee press}

Since I enjoy drinking tea latte’s so much, I convinced my dad to get me Breville’s The Milk Cafe, which creates frothy, warm milk. I also purchased a coffee press to steep loose tea leaves in and Jumpy Monkey, a mate tea infused with coffee beans, almonds, white chocolate and other roasted barks and roots, from David’s tea.

I decided to make a tea latte using my new machine and coffee press. My tea of choice was Earl Grey Cream Reserve with added rosebuds.

{Frothed milk & steeped tea}

{Homemade Earl Grey latte served in my favourite Union Jack mug}

Are you a tea drinker or do you prefer coffee? I personally enjoy both but I can’t pass up a nice cup of tea lattee, especially London Fog’s and Matcha latte’s.

Vegas: Part 2

{Picture I snapped on our walk back to our hotel.Vegas is so nice at night}

Day 2 of our short 3 day trip. We ate breakfast at the buffet located in the Aria, photos can befound in this post here. After that we went shopping at the Premium Outlet North

{Premium Outlet North}

For dinner, we went to Wicked Spoon Buffet located inside the Cosmopolitan. This was my favourite buffet of the trip. Great selection of food and desserts.

{Round 1: Snow crab legs, prime rib, salad, ceviche, chicken wings and shepherds pie}

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Spring Blues: Afternoon Tea & Food

I was looking at my photos from last year and I realized how much happier I was then. Now, I don’t go out much and all I do is school related work, which in turn has made me feel a bit down. I did however, try this new place on Cambie called LuvCraving for Afternoon tea with S.A.W. I forgot to bring my camera because I actually forgot that we were meeting that day until 10 mintues prior to our meeting time.. good thing I was at school, which is about 10 minutes away from the place.

Here’s a picture of our food. We got the signature afternoon tea and the petite afternoon tea:

 

And here is some pictures of food I’ve taken over the past few weeks:

{Blowfish bento box from Blowfish sushi; Veggie burger with salad from Roots cafe}

{London Fog & Earl Grey cake from Trafiq; Also in the picture, Geek Love, which I was reading for English class}

On the bright side, I am dog siting this week, which I quite enjoy. I hope you all have a nice, relaxing weekend!

Macaron Day 2013

Happy Macaron Day! Unfortunately, I did not eat any macarons today because I have a lot of school work to do. Instead, I’ll showcase some pictures I have taken of macarons since last years post! You can check out my post about macaron day from last year here

{Macarons from Ganache patisserie}

{Macarons from Indulgence bakery}

{Fabourg macaron}

{French Made Baking macarons}

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Vegas: Part 1

During my reading break back in February, my family and Es S went to Vegas for 3 days. Honestly, 3 days was not enough time! We drove from Vancouver to Bellingham and boarded our flight to Las Vegas from the Bellingham airport.  I didn’t take much pictures, but here are some of them from our first day:

We ate at IHOP in Bellingham before we boarded the plane:

{Sausage, egg and hashbrown; red velvet pancakes}

{Arrived in Vegas}

{We stayed at the Monte Carlo}

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This and That: Food & Life Lately

A while back I was having dreams with a reoccurring theme; water. I never really thought much about it because I frequently have weird dreams but during English class, my prof mentioned that water symbolizes change. Like my dream, I didn’t really think much about it because I’m not really the superstitious type. Anyways, this story is going no where but the “change” in my life is that I am possibly moving to a new city in September.

I’ll update more about that in the coming months, but as for now, here’s a compilation of some food I’ve eaten in the past month or so:

From top left to right: takoyaki via my kitchen; okonomiyaki from Marulilu Cafe; grilled pork and spring roll from this new Vietnamese restaurant called Tonkin on Main Street (the one that replaced Honolulu).

From bottom left to right: chicken and waffles from Two Chefs and a Table; takeout from Song Huong; Ebi Ten plate with added tempura crisps from Ebi Ten

I downloaded this app on my phone and decided to play with it one night and here is the end product. I’ve been eating out way too much lately and the money I received from Chinese New Year is slowly decreasing…

Vancouver weather has been nice for the past few days, too bad I have to study. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and thanks for reading!