Throwback Thursday: Come Dine with Us – Korean Feast Potluck

I know I’ve mentioned this before but I can’t help reiterating how much I love the Edmonton twitter community, in particular the food lovers! I’ve met so many awesome people that are no longer just “twitter friends” but wonderful “in real life” friends and nothing says friendship like cooking and eating together. So that’s what we did – a bunch of us have been bouncing around the idea of a Korean food dinner and it finally came together in early February as a Korean Feast potluck.

Lesley and Steve kindly offered to host our event in their beautiful home (I covet their kitchen so much) and Addie, Amanda, Andrea, Dan, Lillian, Kathryn, Michelle and I came over armed with Korean recipes – Thank you Maangchi!

We kicked things off with Apple-Lime soju cocktails and I was a happy happy camper with these, although I am always happy once the soju comes out.

Apple Lime Soju Cocktail

Apple Lime Soju Cocktail

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Let Them Eat Cake (and other baked goods)!

As previously mentioned, cooking is really not my area of expertise (those pesky knives) but baking on the other hand is right up my alley. Yesterday (or today depending on how you want to look at it) a few of my friends (A., JP and Mickyfine) and I decided to have the baking day to end all baking days. We are talking about extremely ambitious plans to bake like it is going out of style – JP kindly offered to host the party and since he is not a baker, A. and I pretty much hauled our baking kitchens over (i.e. mixers, mixing bowls, measuring cups, cookie trays and other baking supplies). The list of things to make were: cake pops, coconut cream pie, Korean hoddeok, macarons, and nutella and strawberry dessert pizza. Sugar overload anyone?

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