Salmon Dumplings (Gyoza)

Summer is in FULL swing! ¬†The heat is here, the kids are around, the bbq’s are pumping and ‘living la vida’ ūüėČ ¬†The lake has been our retreat and it has been so good! ¬†It has been our summer city escape since we were kids and our family would go up north to different cottages […]

Salmon Shimeji Mushroom Rice (Takikomi Gohan)

Takikomi gohan is a Japanese rice dish that is seasoned with dashi (Japanese fish stock), soy sauce, sake, vegetables, meat or fish and steamed in one pot. All the ingredients are cooked with the rice so the flavours of the ingredients are absorbed by the rice. ¬†This is incredibly easy, healthy and delicious!¬†I used a […]

Thai Salmon Potato Cakes

Another celebration! ¬†More delicious food, great company and good times! ¬†This occasion was a surprise party for the one and only¬†“Pitt Master.” ¬†The Surprise¬†part didn’t go as smoothly as we had hoped and we were about 10 minutes late and the guest of honor, early.¬† We hid our vehicle in between 2 cars in the […]

Baked Salmon with Miso Dressing

There are a few things about living in Japan for 2 years ¬†that surprised me about the culture. ¬†Firstly, the amount of beer that they consume and secondly their love of maiyo neizu, mayonnaise. ¬†Japanese mayonnaise probably comes second to soy sauce in the condiment department and that was a shock to me! ¬†However, after […]

Maple Syrup miso grilled salmon with Pineapple salsa

Its mid-October and the boys are still in shorts! I think there is some unwritten rule somewhere in Canada that says ‘No Shorts’ after September no mater what the temperature is? ¬†They get a lot of looks! ¬†Myself on the other hand, am pretty rugged up and I still feel the cool fall wind at […]

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