Food Cart Fest in Vancouver

Starting June 28th 2015, Food Cart Fest will take place every Sunday from 12 PM-5 PM at 215 West 1st Avenue (between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village). The site is next to the Seawall. You will need to check this festival out, so keep the date open. One of the participating food trucks is from one of the amazing restaurants I reviewed…YOLKS.

So if you live in the Downtown Vancouver area and you don’t want to drive far to eat there, then this is the place for you.

Here are the some of the participating food trucks:

500 VIEWS

This blog has officially hit 500 VIEWS!!! To celebrate it, I will post 5 recipes in the next few weeks. Enjoy.

Banana Cream Pie

By Food.com

TOTAL TIME
35mins
PREP 15 MINS
COOK 20 MINS

SERVINGS 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 1(9 inch) pie crusts, baked
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3⁄4cup  white sugar
  • 1⁄3cup  all- porpose
  • 1⁄4teaspoon  salt
  • 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons  butter
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla
  • 3 bananas

DIRECTIONS

  1. Have baked 9-inch pie shell ready.
  2. In a large saucepan, scald the milk.
  3. In another saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt; gradually stir in the scalded milk.
  4. Over medium heat, stirring constantly, cook until thickened.
  5. Cover and, stirring occasionally, cook for two minutes longer.
  6. In a small bowl, have the 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten, ready; stir a small amount of the hot mixture into beaten yolks; when thoroughly combined, stir yolks into hot mixture.
  7. Cook for one minute longer, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat and blend in the butter and vanilla.
  9. Let sit until lukewarm.
  10. When ready to pour, slice bananas and scatter in pie shell; pour warm mixture over bananas.
  11. If desired, make a meringue (you’ll have 3 leftover egg whites) to top the pie, or just let the pie cool until serving.

Free, Real T.V Pizza.

About a week ago, Optik/Telus TV gave a free pizza to all their customers to celebrate the 5th season of Game of Thrones. You order it online. The next day, it gets delivered right to your house by the Telus van. The pizza tastes amazing. The names of the pizza (see them types of pizza below) are all Game of Thrones related. They are very creative names, looks and tastes awesome so I give it…

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Type of Pizza

Iron Pepperthroni
Dietwolf
Sausage & Baratheonion
Khalizza

No jokes, Yolk’s is the Best Place for Breakfast & Brunch in Vancouver!

The Best Eggs Benny Ever!

Yolks


Address: 1298 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia                        Ratings               Out of 10     Service: 9 ½        Decor: 8 ½            Out of 30         Food: 30      Creativity: 10     Taste: 10 Presentation: 10


You’ve got to check out Yolks. The whole restaurant its self is amazing. The food is great and the service is wonderful. They have really nice servers at Yolks and so is the owner. Inside the restaurant is a machine that literally squeezes oranges to make orange juice. It tastes great. Above is some pics of the food. The first 1 is their Egg Benedict, the second dish is the hash browns, and the last picture is their pancakes. The presentation and creativity is super. The only bad thing I can say about Yolks is that it is quite busy between 9 AM-1 PM. Otherwise I would say that their food is top notch. You’ve got to eat here.

Rating:∗∗∗∗∗

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P.S- If you have a Facebook account, be sure to use #nojokeitsyolks in your post. 😛

Favourite Recipe

Be sure to include your favourite recipe in OTHER option in the poll. If you do be sure to post the recipe in the comments below and include your name so I know who gave me it. If you post it in the comments, I’ll happily post it on my blog.

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Hey everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

In just 3 days, 264 people viewed this blog. Today we’ve got 101 VIEWS!!! Yeah!! Now we officially have 403 views.

Italian Cooking Week Day 1….Let them eat cake!!

 Italian Cooking week has officially started. Today’s recipe is MARBLE CAKE. This is a recipe I got from my cooking class. My cooking teacher Mrs. D made these recipes. All the recipes in this event I did not get this off the internet. They are from my Italian Cooking Class. This is a really easy recipe as long a you follow the instructions. Here it is.

Marble Cake

Ingredients

1 cup soft butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup milk 2 ½ cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp cocoa powder

Tips

Need beater/mixer

Use 2 separate bowls for the wet ingredients and dry ingredients

Directions

Add following dry ingredients into mixing bowl in this order: flour, baking powder then salt.
Cream butter well, then add sugar, eggs and vanilla, continue beating well at medium speed.
Reduce beater/mixer to low speed and alternate pouring milk and dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl..

Reserve 3 TBSP of batter in a bowl.
To the cocoa powder, add 1 tbsp warm or hot water and 1 tbsp of sugar, mixing it well before adding it to the reserved batter.

Drop the cocoa batter in cake, swirl both batters together with a butter knife. DO NOT STIR.

Bake at 350 °F for 45 mins.

Take out let it cool ,then cut and enjoy.

Awesome!

Woo Whoo! 300 views!

Awesome 300 views! I would like to thank everyone for viewing my food blog. Today, I got a slamming 95 views! :).

 

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Hi guys

Hi guys! Tomorrow I’ll be posting a review on a restaurant called “Yolks” in Vancouver.

Enjoy!

Happy Birthday!!!

Hi everyone! Today is a special day, it is… Trevor Linden and Alex Burrows’s birthday today! If you don’t know who Trevor Linden and Alex Burrows are, I’ll tell you. Trevor Linden is a famous hockey player that played for the Vancouver Canucks. He retired from the Canucks in 2008, but is now the president of his former team. Alex Burrows is currently playing for the Canucks. Enough said. I know I haven’t posted any recipes in a long time so I am going to post 2 NHL related recipes. Woot! Woot! I will soon edit this post to include the recipes. I will edit this tomorrow or on April 13th.

Enjoy!

PEANUT BUTTER OREO NHL HOCKEY PUCK DIP

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons (28 g) butter

, softened 2 ounces (56 g) cream cheese

, softened ½ cup (125 g) peanut butter

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup (94 g) icing sugar

, up to 1 cup 4 Oreo cookies

, chopped Oreo baking crumbs

, ⅓ to ½ cup white chocolate for letters

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine softened butter, cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla extract with your handheld mixer. Add the icing sugar ¼ cup at a time and mix until incorporated after each addition. If the mixture seems very sticky add the additional ¼ cup of icing sugar. Stir in chopped Oreo cookies by hand. Turn the mixture out on a piece of parchment paper and form into hockey puck (or any desired shape) with your hands. Chill mixture first, if it is too sticky to handle. Cover the top and sides of the hockey puck dip with Oreo baking crumbs. Remaining crumbs can easily be swept off the parchment paper. Pipe some lettering onto a piece of parchment paper with melted white chocolate. Place in the freezer for a couple of minutes, then peel off letters and place on the hockey puck. Transfer the hockey puck to a serving plate and surround with pretzel sticks or other hockey stick imitation ‘dipping tools’.

HOCKEY PUCK CAKE

INGREDIENTS

Cake 1 1/2 cup (375 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 cup (60 ml) cocoa, sifted 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 ml) baking powder 1/2 teaspoon (1 ml) salt 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup (250 ml) sugar 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract 0,1/8 teaspoon (5 ml) red gel coloring (optional) 2 eggs 1 cup (250 ml) milk Italian meringue 3/4 cup (180 ml) sugar 1/4 cup (60 ml) water 2 tablespoon (30 ml) light corn syrup 2 egg whites, at room temperature 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vanilla extract

Chocolate coating

8 oz (225 g) sweet or semi sweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons (30 ml) vegetable oil PREPARATION With the rack in middle position, preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Line a 43 cm x 30-cm (17 x 12-inch) baking sheet with parchment paper, letting the paper hang over 2 opposites sides. Butter the other sides. In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, cream the butter with the sugar, vanilla and food coloring using an electric mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating constantly until the mixture is smooth. With the mixer at low speed, add the dry ingredients alternating with the milk. Spread the batter on the baking sheet. Bake approximately 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely. Unmold and put the parchment paper back on the baking sheet. Set aside.

Italian meringue

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil and cook until the candy thermometer reads 116 °C (240 °F). Remove from the heat while whipping the egg whites. In a bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Pour the syrup over the egg whites, beating continuously until the meringue is barely warm and form stiff peaks. Stir in vanilla.

Coating

In the top part of a double boiler, melt the chocolate with the oil. Remove the top part of double boiler. Let it cool. Using a cookie cutter of about 9-cm (3 ½-inch) in diameter, cut out twelve circles in the cake. Using a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip, spread the desired amount of meringue on six circles. Cover with a circle of cake. Place on baking sheet. Freeze 15 minutes. Using your hands, dip the edge of each cake into the chocolate. Using a spoon, cover top of cake to coat well. Set aside on a rack and let the chocolate set in a cool place at least 1 hour.

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