Monday, 27 July 2015

Gasthaus Krombach - Traditional brewery pub In the heart of Berlin, Germany!

Fiancé around Christmas time went to Germany with his family and while in Berlin, they hit up Gasthaus Krombach.  The Gasthaus Krombach is located in a prime location of Berlin, near the Kurfürstendamm. They have a  wide range of German cuisine and Berlin specialties and six different varieties of draft beer.... onto the beer, sausage and food!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Spam musubi recipe - American Hawaiian classic - with egg and without!

I still remember the first time my Aunt from Hawaii visiting and hunting out a can of spam so she could have it for breakfast.  The glistening pale pink blob that came out of the can resembled more of a hideous Hollywood monster brain goop than food.  But Spam is long in its history and whether you love it or hate it, its rendition into Spam musubi on the Hawaiian islands is a traditional delicious (if incredibly unhealthy) snack or breakfast. Spam - a "spiced" tinned ham that really doesn't have any spice other than salt and nitrate, wove itself into American history as it was eaten as protein during WWII by the military and American families alike.  It's ingenious in its making as there's so much fat blended in, you can pan fry it up without oil, eat it straight from the can, or cut it thin and fry it into bacon like strips that is missing the smoke.  Plus, it was cheap and it had long shelf life in transportable tins which made it ideal for the military.  Its so popular in Hawaii, its been dubbed the "Hawaiian Steak", and in Oregon, they even have a Spam parade!

Monday, 13 July 2015

Golden Rice Bowl Edmonton, AB - traditional Chinese meal with shark's fin soup, deep fried pigeon...

A few weeks back, we stopped by Golden Rice Bowl as we had planned to have a 12-15 course meal for our wedding reception and Miranda, the owner of GRB graciously asked us to have a trial of some of the dishes that we'll be having.  We had a huge list of gluten free, nut free and vegetarian requests on top of traditional and not as traditional menu requests which they were able to accommodate with their wide selection of dishes on their extensive menu. We only tried five dishes for dinner and packed much of it home...if we were to have tried all the dishes we were planning for the wedding, we'd have to try over 40 dishes!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

LEGO gummy candies - tips, trick and video!

Saw this on my Facebook feed a few weeks ago as a video by was going viral showing folks how to make LEGO gummy candies! Hubby's brother's beat us to making them so here's their tips, trick and video on how to easily make these awesome candies you can play and eat!

Monday, 6 July 2015

One day to see Schloss Hohenschwangau, Marienbrücke, Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Fussen, Germany and local eats! Part 2

After a full day of sight seeing, hiking and tours of the Schloss Hohenschwangau, Marienbrücke and Neuschwanstein Castle in the last post, we made our way back to Fussen, and we had dinner at Hotel Dreimäderlhaus Weissensee Füssen.  Apparently they have great views, but it was dark by the time we found them, and the next morning was a nice wall of fog, but at least we got to eat a hearty meal where all the locals eat in town!