Apple Crisp with Walnut

The dessert which we made at the South Arm Community Kitchen was an Apple Crisp with Walnut.

You can substitute the apple with other fruit like pear, peaches or mixed berries.

Ingredients

Fruit Mixture

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 to 8 cups sliced apple or more

Topping

  • 1 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter or more if needed
  • 1 cup walnut, chopped

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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

The main dish for this South Arm Community Kitchen is Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs.

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sauce

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 x 28 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons chopped basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • crushed pepper flakes, optional

P/S: the ground beef was missing from the photo as it was in the fridge when I took the photo

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Reduced Fat Caesar Salad

The South Arm Community Kitchen made another scrumptious meal for this meet.

We made a Reduced Fat Caesar Salad with homemade croutons.

Ingredients

  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large head of Romaine lettuce
  • a few slices of toasted bread

Sauce: South Arm Community Kitchen

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2017 Honda Celebration of Light – Japan

My family used to go for the fireworks competitions in Vancouver every summer at Kits Beach when our boys were still young. We have not been back for a few years since our boys have grown up. Nowadays, Nanzaro will go watch it with his friends and Arkensen is not interested anymore.

Ben was lucky to find a free parking on a side street at W 5th ave and Burrard St. We walked over the Burrard St. Bridge to go the English Bay. From the Burrard St. Bridge, we could see leisure boats sailing towards the barge for the fireworks.

The view of the beach from Burrard St. Bridge.

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Breakfast at AAA Restaurant on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Ben and I went out for breakfast on a Saturday morning.

We revisited AAA Restaurant for breakfast. It was very busy, just like Lido.

I only ordered the Pineapple Bun since I’m not hungry. It was as good as Lido’s and is served hot from the oven.

Both of us had hot milk tea.

Ben ordered the Satay Beef with instant noodle.

The instant noodle option had a 50cents upcharge. Ben’s order came with a free hot drink.

Ben actually wanted a combo meal which comes with egg but the menus on were all in Chinese. When we asked for an English menu, we were only given the standard menu without the combo version.

This is a Cash only place.

AAA Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Scorpio’s M Dessert on Alexandra Road, Richmond

Updated: 26 Jul 2017: This restaurant had been replaced by Miss Lina Crepe Cakes.

After dinner, we walked over to the Central at Garden City to do some exploration on what’s new there.

Then we returned to Alexandra Road to look for a dessert place. We ended up at Scorpio’s M Dessert which opens from 3PM to midnight.

The interior looks nice with the high back chairs.

Ben just wanted a drink from the thirstiness he experienced from Midam Cafe. He had a Mango Soda which he said helps to quench his thirst. Continue reading