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Unboxing my new rice cooker: the Zojirushi NS-TSC10 [with video]

Unboxing my new rice cooker: the Zojirushi NS-TSC10 [with video]

I used the same rice cooker for about a decade. I have to admit it was my most loyal appliance during these years. It survived all our many moves across Canada. The fact that it stayed almost intact through them all is a small miracle 

My favourite japanese grocery shop in Vancouver: Fujiya

My favourite japanese grocery shop in Vancouver: Fujiya

Fujiya is well known in the local foodie community. This quite small Japanese grocery store also offers a catering service and fresh meals made on site. You can find a very nice variety of bento boxes, several types of donburi, fried food such as chicken 

Recipe from our childhood: Cod and potatoes au gratin

Recipe from our childhood: Cod and potatoes au gratin

In this video filmed with my Mom, we share with you a recipe that is straight from her own childhood: her Mom’s fish and potato gratin. I am so happy that she agreed to share some of her history in the kitchen with me, and 

Recipes from my childhood #01: my Mom’s lasagna

Recipes from my childhood #01: my Mom’s lasagna

I guess that every family has that recipe that’s asked of someone over and over. For us, it’s my Mom’s Lasagna. Not only it’s my daughter Kai’s favourite (she would eat it weekly if she could), but it’s also my cousin’s most requested dish from 

Veggie-packed meat and tomato sauce in the Instant Pot {Video}

Veggie-packed meat and tomato sauce in the Instant Pot {Video}

This tomato sauce is similar to a bolognese sauce (or a spaghetti sauce) without being one. My teens don’t eat so many vegetables (argh!). So this sauce is a good way to make them consume many different ones at once. I make this recipe with 

Washoku by Elizabeth Andoh, a book about the traditional Japanese cooking

Washoku by Elizabeth Andoh, a book about the traditional Japanese cooking

You know my obsession and passion for Japanese cuisine. It is my husband’s fault because he is the one who introduced me to this cuisine when we lived in Paris, in what seems to be another life today. You also know my passion for books,