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TheLastWonton
Coming to you from the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia or, when the stars are aligned,The Beguiling Big Island of Hawaii, and of course, when my Wanderlust kicks into high gear, some delectable destination that will entice you at every turn.
A happy cooker, eater, drinker, celebrator, wanderluster, writer and blogger, with flip-flopped feet firmly planted on a glorious hillside perch in the beautiful Okanagan, a soul that defines wanderlust - a strong desire to wander, or travel, and explore the world - and a spirit that is home-sweet-home and forever frolicking in the unbridled Aloha of the beguiling Big Island of Hawaii. 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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Lemony, sweet, tangy, with a buttery twist, all baked up altogether, in a flaky crust. Holy schmokin' doodle whackers, this changes everything! TOP TEN REASONS TO MAKE LEMON BUTTER TARTS 10. They're easy peasy to make. 9. Everyone will exclaim, "What?!! LEMON Butter Tarts??!" 8. Old fashioned Butter Tarts will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2023 at THE LAST WONTON
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Crunchy, crispy, tender, flavourful, fried chicken bites that make you smile, with every single nibble. Oishii! I've always so enjoyed having Chicken Karaage when we're out for Japanese food, I mean who doesn't like fried chicken, right? And, of course, I quite relish when my cooking thoughts like to scoot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2023 at THE LAST WONTON
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Iconic, tropical deliciousness that speaks of the charm of Polynesia, with every sip. A little sweet, a little sour, a rummy pow! Okole Maluna! Or when I'm not in Kona, Bottoms Up! Mai Tais are fun. Mai Tais are dreamily tropical. Mai Tais are sublimely potent. Mai Tais whisper Hawaiian... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2023 at THE LAST WONTON
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Cool and creamy, silky smooth, with a subtle richness and tang, along with a rather alluring sweetness. Yup, that's Avocado Cream Pie. Generally speaking Big Island of Hawaii avocados are huge, and soooo buttery that they pretty much melt in your mouth. A generous drizzle of Rangpur lime, a good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2023 at THE LAST WONTON
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Plush, with a brazen blush, this famous, smooth sauce speaks of caramelized tomato, delivers a bit of a kick, and finishes up with a creamy, silky celebration for your taste buds. That's amore! I finally got around to making and, re-making, and thinking and re-thinking, to come up with my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2023 at THE LAST WONTON
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Crunchy, crispy, tender, juicy, fried chicken breasts tucked into very fortunate buns, along with a hefty drizzle of honeyed sriracha, and some freshly shredded iceberg. Chick-a-boom! These chicken burgers have definitely become a craveable dinner for us, thanks to Don't Go Bacon My Heart food blog. The breasts always turn... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2023 at THE LAST WONTON
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Sublimely simple pasta dish boasting the plush goodness of fresh tomatoes, the fragrant richness of toasted garlic and a wee, fiery, hot chili hit. Groovy! One pan! And it comes together, wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, every time. And, it's just so, sooo, fresh tasting! Well, how could it not be?! Fresh tomatoes -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2023 at THE LAST WONTON
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Enticingly golden, sweet, crisp-crispy finger food that will transport you to paradise, with just one bite. Chomp, chomp! Oh how I love puttering, playing, and cookin' stuff up in a Kona kitchen. And then to go a step further and make some pupus (or lunch, or dinner!) that actually taste... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2023 at THE LAST WONTON
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Splish, splash, drizzle, dip, dash! Hawaii's default hot condiment that most households and restaurants do their own way. The most popular spicy condiment in Hawaii has been around for a good long time, whether it's Tutu's recipe or your favorite diner, down the street, it's just plain simple. And very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2023 at THE LAST WONTON
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Yes, yes please! Quick and easy peasy, works-every-time, and comes together into a luxurious, seductive, rich golden, utterly buttery edible ode to joy. Welcome to the sunny side of life. Since I found this recipe online, on Umami Girl food blog, I haven't been able to stop making it, whenever... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2022 at THE LAST WONTON
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Plush, potato-riddled chowder, touting the flavourful zip of Poblano, the utter yumminess of fried pancetta and, of course, a generous shake-shake of freshly ground black pepper. I love crock pots and I cannot lie You other home cooks can't deny........ Ha! Some days I just can't help myself. But it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2022 at THE LAST WONTON
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Just pull apart and munch, munch. Crispy, buttery, edges hiding tender, soft, old-fashioned, warm-from-the-oven goodness. Fun to make, fun to eat. TOP TEN REASONS TO MAKE BUTTERY MONKEY BREAD 10. Family and friends will sing your praises, and then some. 9. It's best fresh from the oven, so you don't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at THE LAST WONTON
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Rustic, hearty, happy, throw-together chowder loaded with corny goodness, winter veggie happiness, and touting a bit of a kicky oost of spice, from fresh poblano. Yes please! Baby, it's cold outside! Brrrrr! January always makes us crave comfort food, it seems. But throw in this particular January where Ol' Man... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2022 at THE LAST WONTON
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Easy, peasy, throw-it-in, souped up lasagna. One of our favorite pastas becomes a hearty, indulgent, hot soupy bowl of deliciousness just like that! South of the border, in the ol' USA, our neighbours are unofficially celebrating January, as National Soup Month. Perfectamundo! I'm so borrowing this. Who wouldn't, right?! Besides... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2022 at THE LAST WONTON
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Crispy crunchy bits, tender, spicy-sweet bites, all riddled with gutsy amounts of garlic, lazing in a sweet shoyu sauce. Island style take-out, at home. Baby, it's cold outside!! Brrrrr! Ol' Man Winter has a wickedly cold (-20C) sense of humour this year. This year being one of the only in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
Ann! Thanks for your message. I'm tickled you found something you want to make. Happy, happy!
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Tongue-tingling tangy, taste-bud-dancing strawberriness and that familiar Tequila whoopaaah, over oodles of ice. Oh, sí, sí, por favor! It was the twelfth of June, another sunny, cloudy, valley day I was in choppin' berries, to make Margaritas my way..... And chop, chop, I did. There's something so ambrosial about local... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
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A gloriously buttery, crunchy, rahther kicky version of that old, down-home, snack of snacks, Nuts and Bolts. It's not just for Christmas, anymore! Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer......Crunch, crunch. TOP TEN REASONS TO MAKE SPICY NUTS 'N BOLTS 10. They are crazy delicious anytime of year.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
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Rich, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread, heaped up with juicy, new season B.C. strawberries, and topped with buttery, pecan-laden goodness. Summer satisfaction, unbridled. "Hi dee ho, I have arrived! Yippee!! My name is Strawberry Shortbread. Ha! I know right, what a cool name. I just love it. Jude lovingly named me. Hey Jude,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
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Soft, buttery dough, swirled and twirled with ambrosial lemon sugar, baked to glorious, golden perfection, then topped with smears and plops of decadent cream cheese icing, while still warm. Eat me! Eat me now! TOP TEN REASONS TO MAKE LEMON SUGAR ROLLS with Cream Cheese Icing 10. They look, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
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A plumply delicious tangle of fresh Shanghai noodles, tender rib eye and earthy broccolini brought together in a quick and easy, Chinese-y, stir fry, with a spicy kick. Pass the chop sticks, please. This is one of those dishes that as soon as I started playing with it, to get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
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Oodles of baby clams jumbled and tumbled into a decadently creamy, but at the same time down-home sauce, boasting plenty of tangy Parmesan, and topped off with some freshly-steamed, still-in-the-shell, baby clams. Yes, please! This is one of those family recipes I've been making since I was in my early... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
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A rich flaky crust boasting the indulgently deep flavour of toasted pecans, and a heady caramely filling, topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream, touting a bit of a coffee kick. These moody Spring days of late overflow with the gentle excitement of the golden warmth of the days... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
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Each charming little stack of thinly sliced, golden potatoes is both crispy and softly tender, fragrantly riddled with feisty garlic butter and cheesy goodness. More, please. One potato, two potato, three potato, four.........and some butter, fresh garlic, Parm, Aged Cheddar, and a damn good sprinkle of freshly ground pepper and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
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Cool, buttery avocados touting crumbles of blue cheese that deliver a tangy hit. Weird combination? Oh yes, but what a damn fine combination it is. A savoury, creamy, kicky hit of deliciousness. Dippity do! "Please pass the Sweet Maui Onion Kettle Chips." Or any hardy potato chip, for that matter.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON