One Good Thing a Day – Project Day 83 – First Solid Snowfall

I was looking forward to a Canadian winter and have been sadly disappointed this year. At least we did get some snow……but nothing that actually lasts more than a day. This winter actually feels more like a Tokyo winter!

Yum Yum – Pinapple Mango Cake

For anyone who still hasn’t tried this upside down cake recipe, you should really try it!

This is one I made with mango and pineapple.

It’s important to make a couple of changes with the original recipe, or else the batter will not work well.

1 – Leave out the milk (or else it will curdle).

2 – Reduce the amount of sugar, since both fruits are very sweet.

3 – Use one small pineapple and 2-3 ripe mangoes, because anything more than that may make the batter too watery.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

In Search of Delicious Japanese Food

I had a huge craving for Japanese food today and have decided to search for the best (and most affordable) Japanese restaurants in Toronto. As much as I would love to cook everything that I used to in Tokyo, I just don’t have the same access to the ingredients as I used to….. not to mention Japanese imported food is about as cheap as Canadian imports in Japan :S

Will keep you updated in case you plan to visit one day!

One Good Thing a Day – Project Day 82 – Back from NYC and DC

So many sights sounds and creative things to get inspiration from. While NYC is very similar to Toyko, it certainly has a different creative vibe which is always fun to take in. DC is simply beautiful and has a wonderful classic charm (except for the pedestrians, cyclists and drivers!)

Here are a few sneak peaks from the trip: