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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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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
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Rich, meaty, saucy, deliciousness, happily hugging perfectly al dente Rigatoni, that has been strewn with decadently creamy pieces of torn Burrata. And it's easy peasy to make. Oh me oh my oh! I love meat sauce. Really though, doesn't everyone? Way back when, my Mom made the best meat sauce,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
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This luscious, blueberry laden cheesecake is like the alter-ego of both a New York-style cheesecake, and a Burnt Basque cheesecake. Dreamy, creamy, innards boasting oodles of fresh blueberries, baked at a high heat, making it pretty much impossible to mess up. I first found this recipe, a couple of years... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
Hello Jelina, and a fine good afternoon to you from our sunny Okanagan Valley. Thanks for stopping by The Last Wonton blog, and for your comment. I so enjoy BBQ, as well. If you give this recipe a try, I surely hope you enjoy. Cheers!
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2021 on Filipino-style Pork BBQ at THE LAST WONTON
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It's like the best Pico de Gallo, Guacamole and Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, are having mucho fun doing The Mexican Hat Dance, together, in your mouth. 'Ole! Homemade salsa is just something we always have stocked up, in the fridge. It's a fave go-to for mid-day, Happy Hour, or late night... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at THE LAST WONTON
Hello K, and a fine good afternoon to you from the sunny Okanagan. Thanks for your comment. So glad you enjoyed. And thanks for reminding me about Caccavella, I'm long overdue to make this, too!
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It's tangy, it's bright, it's a spicy, green delight. With an irresistibly, creamy backside that makes you want to bite, and bite, and bite. One of the Food network TV shows that I so enjoy watching is The Best Thing I Ever Ate. A great program highlighting clips of 'famous'... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Store-bought tomatillo salsa kicked up with grilled, fresh-picked corn, a friendly zap of sweet onions, aromatic cilantro and the tang of just-squeezed lime juice. A muddle of sunshiney goodness. I don't know if you guys are the same, but when summer is upon is and I first eye-spy fresh corn... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Crispy, crunchy, toasty outtards, give way to soft, chewy, craggy innards = Homemade English Muffins. And not only that, they're fun and easy to make. English Muffins and I are now on a nickname basis. It's a bit of a story that involves butter, homemade strawberry jam, and Taleggio cheese.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Rustic, aromatic, savory-sweet-spicy, stir-fried noodles, loaded with fresh veggies, tasting of the passion of Balinese tradition, topped with crispy-fried, golden strands of sweet onion. Oh my! It was just last year that I had my very first taste of Mie Goreng. Not only that, lucky duck am I, that my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Crispy, crunchy, light as sunshine, batter, hiding tender, garden-fresh zucchini sticks. Munch, munch. Every bite tastes like summer garden goodness. More please. Summer in the Okanagan means a bounty of fresh fruit and veggies, at every turn. From cherries and cantaloupe, to heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers, and everything in between.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Big, crispy-tender, fried shrimp, with a drizzle of creamy, sweet chili sauce, tucked into taco shells, with avocado-tomatillo dressed cabbage slaw. Hit me! Tasty taco fun, every damn time we make Shrimp Tacos, at our place. Oddly, we don't have one 'set' way that we must have. Nosirreebob, we mix... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Mild mannered, indulgently tender, Poblano peppers, snuggled up to creamy Havarti and sauteed sweet onions, tucked into flour tortillas, then pan grilled 'til toasty brown. Si, si, si! This house loves to munch on pretty much any kind of Mexican food. One of our long-standing, always and forever loves. Ole!... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Moist, plush, banana loaf, with a tender, soft crumb, riddled with toasted pecans, and a sassy hit of cinnamon, boasting an irresistibly crunchy top crust. TOP TEN REASONS TO MAKE GOOD BANANA BREAD 10. It doesn't matter if it's Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, it's always in season. 9. Bananas... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Korean-style BBQ, baby back, or side spareribs, oven baked 'til delectably tender, spicy sweet, and crispy edged. Easy peasy-ness that tastes like the Islands. Da kine! Kona Ribs! Never heard of them, right? Well, I just thought after so many years of Maui Rib deliciousness, that Kona should share in... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Classic grilled cheese sandwich gone deliciously rogue. Melty Cheddar and Havarti overflowing from toasty, garlic-butter-grilled, Naan bread. Oh me-o, my-o! So, there I was with left-over, homemade, Naan bread. That usually doesn't happen, around these here parts. Ponder, ponder, what to make.......hmmmm....... Then I remembered seeing Naan grilled cheese on... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Pillowy soft, addictively chewy, easy-to-make, flatbread, sporting giant, poofy, air pockets, and golden brown, toasty, polka dots. More please! I don't know what it is that is so satisfying about making bread. It just never fails to give me that oomph of pleasure, of indulgent accomplishment. And then of course... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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They're quick, and fun, to throw together. They're addictively yeasty soft, but intriguingly chewy, but sublimely crunchy. And, of course, gloriously cinnamon-y. Yeast + cinnamon sugar = Timeless comfort. They're delicious, unadorned, warm-from-the-oven, or....... .....drizzled with a coffee-tinged glaze. Winter chills are lingering, comfort has become a mission, using ingredients... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Soft, tender, ever-so-slightly-tangy, pasta pockets filled with cheddary-smooth, mashed potatoes, crowned with hot-sauteed onions, and salty bacon bits. Oh mama!! Sunny, chilly, March weekends = Comfort Food. Homemade Cheddar Perogies = Soul Satisfying Comfort Food. Homemade Cheddar Perogies, topped with golden-brown-edged, fast fried, sweet onions and oodles of crispy, salty,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON
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Cacio e Pepe = Cheese and Pepper. That famous Roman dish, re-invented, Canadian style. Luscious. And only 3, 4, 5, ingredients! Just look at those wee pools of creamy deliciousness. I couldn't help myself. It just happened. I don't know why, maybe it's as simple as I'm Canadian. Who knows?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2020 at THE LAST WONTON