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TheLastWonton
Coming to you from the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia AND, when the stars are aligned,The Beguiling Big Island of Hawaii
A happy cooker, eater, drinker, writer and webber with flip-flopped feet firmly planted in the enchanting forests of the beautiful Okanagan, and a spirit that is home-sweet-home and forever frolicking in the delicious Aloha of the gorgeous Hawaiian Islands. Gloriously content with the knowledge that when making a batch of wontons the first wonton is a bit of an awkward struggle and last wonton in all it's picture perfect deliciousness is made with easy finesse. And a quiet Ta! Da!
Interests: Italian menus, Mexican ingredients, Greek dinners, Asian appies, Hawaiian desserts, old fashioned English roast beef lunches, Japanese bento boxes, Okanagan dinner parties, ingredients that grow, food that makes you sigh happy. Wanderlust. And music, music, music.......
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Nostalgic, sticky treats, amped up with nutty browned butter and sea salt. HEL-LOH, my salt-kissed sweetness! What sorcery is this? This is sweet, salty, nutty, sticky, soft, retro, irresistible, sorcery. And that's a fact, Jack! The teensy weensy little detail of browning the butter and tossing in just a spurt... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at THE LAST WONTON
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Perfectly grilled steak plunked atop a rich, creamy, caramelized onion riddled, blue cheese tang-ed puddle of goodness. Rahther luscious. I do so like blue cheese and steak. I do so like them, for Pete's sake. Would you eat them on the docks? Would you eat them with a fox? Down... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at THE LAST WONTON
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Crusty outtards, fluffy innards, baked potatoes topped with tangy, buttery, soft delicious muddles of feta. One potato, two potato, three potato, more.....please. What is it about baked potatoes? They're nothing special, but they're always so good, or they just hit the spot, perfectly, and they carry our cravings off to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at THE LAST WONTON
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Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread crust. Check! Juicy, sweet, fresh blueberry filling. Check! Golden, crunchy, buttery, crown. Check! An oft quoted line from Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem, Hamatreya states the "Earth laughs in flowers." I've always, always, liked the feeling of this thought. No matter when, or how often, I come across these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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A versatile dressing that buzzes up all cool and creamy, spice-ay and tangy! TOP TEN REASONS TO MAKE SPICY AVOCADO DRESSING 10. It's the same colour as the forest in springtime. 9. Provides yet another reason to give a shout-out of gratitude to avocado farmers everywhere. 8. Avocado and lime... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Lightly crusted, golden, moist cake, overwhelmed by fresh strawberries that transform into plush pockets of sassy berryness, as they bake. How could this dessert not taste like summer? An easy peasy, tasty-as-heck, little cake touting a full pound of fresh strawberries. I scoop and smooth the batter into the prepared... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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A luscious, silky, saucy cheese touting beguiling amounts of poblano, jalapeno, green chilies, black pepper and fresh tomato, swooped over warm-from-the-oven tortilla chips. Gutsy, spicy, brazen! We eat a lot of nachos at our house. Always have. Nachos kind of sum up all those Mexican flavours and textures and spiciness,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Slide-off-the-bone tender, moist, deeply delicious ribs, swathed in a tangy, robust, lip-smackingly addictive barbecue sauce. The glorious make-ahead secret to these more-please ribs is cooking them in the oven first. Eureka! And then, Ta Da! firing up the grill to ensure a good schwack of those crusty, darkly tasty, edges.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Plump with tangy, sweet, salty, spicy perfection. This sauce is wickedly good! Wicked ~ awesome, excellent, cool, amazing. Seriously, this sauce is all of those things. I wholeheartedly admit I've never before waxed poetic about barbecue sauce. Uh uh. And didn't count on it happening. But Ina changed all that.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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A fresh muddle of cool, crunchy cucumber and silky soft, buttery avocado, draped in a tangy dressing with a wee kick. We would so like them anywhere. We do so like fresh lime and Tabasco. We do so like them, they are fab. We would so eat them in our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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A crumbly, moist, rich, butter cake, riddled with fresh blueberries, boasting a divinely crunchy cinnamon sugar top crust. Is it for breakfast? Or dessert? Yes, absolutely. The name stopped me in my browsing tracks before I even knew what manner of 'food' I was about to see. And then.......a tender... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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A creamy jumble of rich little nibbles of cheesecake and dreamy, old-fashioned strawberry ice cream, topped with fresh berries. Slice of summer, anyone? Hot diggety dog! It's almost summer! Lots of long, hot, sunny afternoons have already laid their glories upon us. Feelin' good, feelin' fine! ♪♫♥ Roll out those... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Brandy laced, golden topped, creamy baked custard sits magically upon a layer of soft rice muddled with more custard. A firm creme caramel and a rice pudding walk into a bar......in Tuscany..... This is not your Nonna's rice pudding! Oh wait a minute.......maybe it is. It is likely indeed that... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Plump, fresh prawns lightly battered and quickly deep fried to golden, light, crispy perfection. We serve this Filipino version of tempura with a tangy, sweet and sour sauce boasting fresh mango and pineapple, and a little kick from a Thai chile. Crispy, crunchy, succulent, sweet and heat. Masarap! This staple... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Rich, golden brown, flaky crust gives way to deep, dark, delicious berryness. Yes. Yes, please! I couldn't wait. I just couldn't wait, for berry season. Some things are worth jumping the gun for. Blueberry Pie is definitely one of those things. Well, for us, it is. There are pie people... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Cute little, golden brown, buttery crusted buns with just enough poof and just enough bite, that simply beg to be slidered! ♪♫ I like little buns, and I cannot lie. Yay, for me! I no longer have slider bun envy. These babies turned out exactly as I had hoped, and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Crispy, crunchy, tender juicy, beefy goodness, touting enough of all the right spices, to deliver a gleeful pow of flavour flavour. Forest Grump mentioned, or more reminded me, that he was really craving some old-fashioned fried chicken. And he's been ever so patient waiting for me to be in the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Chop! Chop! Greekness-goodness-veggie-freshness in a bowl, riddled and crowned with dreamy, creamy, tangy feta. Feta rules! sta-ple ˈ/stāpəl/ noun 1. a main or important element of something, especially of a diet. Seldom a week passes without me making a good-size batch of Greek salad. It's pretty much a staple at... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Mamma Mia! Perfectly al dente pasta tossed with sinfully rich, nutty, browned butter and slightly robust Mizithra cheese. A true Old Spaghetti Factory classic. Mizithra is a traditional Greek whey cheese that has been enjoyed in Greece for thousands of years. Mizithra is manufactured from milk and whey derived from... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Crispy bacon boasting a praline-ish, salty, sweet, nutty, caramelized cloak of rather brazen deliciousness, with just a little tingle of spice. Oh yes please! TOP TEN REASONS TO MAKE CARAMELIZED BACON 10. Friends and family will appreciate you just a teensy, weensy bit more. 9. The Barefoot Contessa says, "This... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Creamy, tangy, veggie riddled, down-home, Island-style potato salad, kicked up with a marvelous little blast of fresh jalapeno, just to keep Pele the Fire Goddess smiling. This potato salad recipe is more a guideline than a recipe. It's very forgiving, and stays deliciously happy with carrots or fresh green beans... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Easy peasy, moist, cream scones riddled with the tart sweetness of plump, ripe raspberries and strewn with toasty almond goodness. According to Webster's Dictionary scones originated in Scotland in the early 1500s. It is strongly argued that the word 'scone' is thought to have come from the Scottish name for... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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Mild mannered, tender, delicious, fresh Poblano peppers stuffed with creamy Havarti and lightly batter fried to golden, crispy perfection. Si, si, si!!! Happy Cinco de Mayo! We need nary a reason to munch on any kind of Mexican food around our house, but when there is a reason, we are... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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A bit of a twist on that famed old classic, this fiesty, fruity, tangy, tequila concoction will have you enthusiastically saying 'Okole Maluna'! Never mind! I can if I want! So I am! Yup, wham bam, thank-you wahine, I'm going to lend a bit of a Hawaiian vibe to this... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at THE LAST WONTON
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These small-batch pickles boast a tangy crunch, with a teeny edge of sweetness, making them pretty much irresistible. Homemade summery, vinegarized goodness, wham bammed together, jarred, done. Well that was easy. Just look at what I made. Like a picture. And ohhhh baby, if you like Bread & Butter pickles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at THE LAST WONTON