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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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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
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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