Dani’s Bachelorette!

My bridal party and I drove over to St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake for my very low-key bachelorette weekend! Since I’m not one for a themed party, we instead decided that we would drive out to a small tourist town in Ontario, book something cute from Airbnb, check out new restaurants and hiking trails, and dig into a greasy box of fried chicken in our pyjamas while watching rom coms with face masks on.

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Homecoming

Home: the going back, the getting there, the vivid memories of how food really tastes like dancing on the back of your tongue, lending flavour to whatever pale ghost of an imitation it is that you can get wherever you currently are. The sheen of summer sweat on brown skin during dreamily imagined summer scorchers of days taking on moments of romanticism in deep winter.

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Toronto Bites: bb’s diner

For our 6th anniversary (6th! Can you believe it?), Mikaius and I spent our day out eating good food and exploring the Ontario Science Centre! We decided to go to bbs diner for lunch, a Filipino diner at 76 Lippincott Street that looks, feels, and tastes like your grandma’s kitchen. Whatever your grandma’s kitchen was […]

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Toronto Bites: NishDish Marketeria

We are resurrecting our Toronto Bites series this year with Nishdish Marketeria! The last one we did was of The Good Fork, way back in February 2016 – go check it out here! Mikaius and I found ourselves in Toronto on a beautifully sunny late winter day. We were going to check out Queen Video’s […]

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The Dead Zone

At the centre of the impending storm is a teacher at the local high school, a young man who goes by the unlikely name of John Smith, no middle name. Johnny is a charming, sympathetic character, a teacher beloved by his students, and he is in love with Sarah Bracknell. In his heart of hearts, Johnny believes that teaching is his true talent, and is what he has been intended to do in this life.

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The Hobbit (1977)

We’ve been on a Tolkien kick, lately, and we spent the last two weekends making our way through the original Peter Jackson trilogy. Mikaius’ favourite is Fellowship, while I lean more towards Two Towers. I am a sucker for everything Rohan, while he is a sucker for anything that makes his cold black heart feel things. Folks, […]

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Roast Pork Belly Sinigang

After years and years of making sinigang for my sinigang-obsessed family, I finally decided to try and make it differently, just for fun. The result is a stewier, thicker, more intense dish that is probably how I’m going to be making sinigang 4 out of 5 times, it’s that good.

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Crazy Rich Asians

It has everything from New York desserts to Singaporean dumplings, from absurdly extravagant fashion choices to jewellery straight from royalty, and Kris fcking Aquino, of course wearing yellow.

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mangoes

I was prepping a mango a few weeks ago for writing break snacking, slicing it into thirds, the way it was taught to me, the way my family cuts mangoes: take the fruit in your hand, hold it firmly, and slice above the pit, starting from where the stalk was. Slice as close to the […]

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