Everything I Did Last Sunday

Hi :)  I went to three different events
#1 The Running of the Bulldogs
#2 Garlic Festival
#3 Pie Championship

I took our french bulldog, Lulu, and our friend’s pug, Petunia, to the The Running of the Bulldogs :) It was a really hot day, and Lulu and Petunia were already tired before the race had even started so they didn’t participate :(

After that, we went to Garlic Festival because we heard they would be  serving garlic ice cream. I thought it would be perfect for Joe’s “Weird Food Purchase of the Day” video segment, but they were sold out by the time we got there :(

Next was the Pie Festival. I was so exhausted by this point but was really glad I attended this event. It cost only $5 and we got to try many delicious unique pies! I may make some pie for the next year’s festival :)!

French Bulldog

Garlic Festival



Sweet Bake Shop in Yaletown カップケーキ屋さん

I discovered a very cute cupcake shop in  Yaletown :)


All the products were so cute <3 内装の隅々まで可愛いです♡

Sweet Bake Shop
1141 Mainland Street – Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5P2
Daily: 10 am – 6 pmSunday: Closed


   Red velvet cupcake, double chocolate cupcake, peanut butter cookie, vanilla cake doughnut and classic chocolate chip cookie.  レッドベルベットカップケーキ,ダブルチョコレートカップケーキ,ピーナツバタークッキー,ドーナツ型のバニラケーキ,チョコレートクッキー

My favorites were the red velvet cupcake and the classic chocolate chip cookie. The cupcakes were really moist.

yum yum :9
xox Akemi

Vegetarian Restaurant in Vancouver ベジタリアンレストラン

Hi :) Joe and I went to a local vegetarian restaurant called The Acorn Restaurant & Bar
今日は。先週、人生で初めてベジタリアンの専門店 The Acorn Restaurant & Bar に行ってきました。

The Acorn Restaurant & Bar
3995 Main Street Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P3
Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free options.
No Reservations. For 6 or more a family table is available for an early or later seating.


Zoodles :) (GF/RAW/V)

***Non-alcoholic Cocktail ( I loved :)! )***
Sur Une Plage…Coconut + Chardonnay Reduction Syrup, Vanilla, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Sparkling Water.

I loved this drink♡ I finished it so quickly and then ordered another one! It was sooo yummy I forgot to take a picture :( It was slightly sweet and had a very unique flavor. It was refreshing because of the fresh lemon.  A perfect summer drink.

ノンアルコールのカクテル(ココナッツ+ シャルドネシロップ, バニラ, レモンジュース, スパークリングウォーター)をまず最初に頂きましたが、めちゃんこ美味しかったです。凄い勢いでのんで、おかわりも注文したのに、写真を撮るのを忘れました>< ほんのりした甘さと、ワインのユニークな味が癖になります。レモンが入る事ですっきりした後味になるので、夏にはピッタリのドリンクだと思います。

***Main Dishes***

  • Beer battered halloumi, zucchini and potato pancake, smashed peas, mint yogurt, and lemon balm (Joe’s favorite)
  • Raw zucchini linguini with mint and walnut pesto, arugula, grape tomatoes, lemon zest, and pine nuts (GF/RAW/V) (My favorite)
  • Papardelle pasta with chanterelle mushrooms, sweet corn garlic, and basil (V/GFoption)

Joe liked the halloumi cheese. It’s slightly harder than mozzarella cheese but milder in flavor. I liked the zoodles because they were well seasoned and much better then the zoodles I made. Mint was a very good accent for this dish.


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My zoodles were cooked but their vision was raw. 私のズードルは火を通しましたが、お店の物は生のズッキーニを使用していました。

Chocolate quinoa zucchini cake (GF)
Raw cashew lemon cheesecake (GF/RAW/V)
Roasted plums, thai basil panna cotta & toasted coconut (V)

バジルとココナッツのパンナコッタ (V)


Raw cashew lemon cheesecake(GF/RAW/V) カシューナッツとレモンのチーズケーキ

Joe and I both agreed their desserts were a little too unique for us, maybe because we don’t usually eat vegand dessert or desserts with veggie ingredients. It was still a fun experience though.


Joe enjoys the desserts. ジョーが悲しそうにデザートを食べる様子。

Overall we enjoyed the meal and I’d love to go back for the non-alcocholic cocktail, Sur Une Plage.


Cute book shop across from the restaurant :) レストランにある可愛い本屋さん

LUCKY’S (book shop)
3972 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2
+1 604 875 9858

xox Akemi

Salmon Pâté Recipe サーモンパテのレシピ

HI :)
I love fish and seafood and especially salmon which can be prepared in many different ways.
I can eat this salmon pâté all day :9


1 package of cream cheese (250g/0.55Ib)
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2cup minced onion
200g/0.45Ib smoked salmon
1 Tbsp dill
Black pepper
(You can also add salt, sugar, lemon juice, herbs, etc. It all depends on the flavors you prefer.)

Ciao Ciao
xox Akemi

クリームチーズ 250g
トマトペースト 大さじ1
玉葱の微塵切り 1/2カップ
スモークサーモン 200g
ディル 大さじ1位

Sci-Fi Book Shop and Organic Cafe in Vancouver – (Van)Vlog –

Hi :) How are you? Here is another Vancouver video. It might be a little bit tricky to get there if you don’t have a car but we like both places so I made a video:) Hope you enjoy!


I don’t read a lot but editing the video makes me to want to read some books because “reading” sounds like a very sophisticated hobby.



Joe is looking for his next book to read:)


Judd <3


Can’t wait to eat my cookie :9

【sci-fi book shop White Dwarf Books】http://www.deadwrite.com/wd.html

【organic cafe Aphrodite’s】 http://www.organiccafe.ca

Ciao ciao :) xox Akemi

Chocolate in Vancouver バンクーバーのチョコレート

Hi :) This is Vancouver Vlog #1. Today, I visited a local chocolate shop here in Vancouver.

今日は^^ バンクーバーVlog第一弾です。今回は地元のチョコレート屋さんに行ってきました。

I’m a huge hot chocolate fan and this year, we tried at least 50 different hot chocolates in town. Chocolate Arts’s hot chocolates are simple but very chocolatety and I really love the concept of supling chocolate chips and choosing your flavor. This whole experience makes this place special.



チョコレートショット(ホットチョコ)の注文の仕方….. こちらのサンプルを試食して、お好みのチョコレートをカウンターにてお申し付け下さいませ。お客様のお口にあえば嬉しです。


Yum Yum :9  テイスティング中


I choose 65% alto el sol  私は65%のチョコでホットチョコを作って頂きました。


Cha-da- :-D  良い感じ♩


In addition to delicious hot chocolates, they also sell individual chocolate pieces, chocolate bars, cookies and more…! ホットチョコに加えて、粒のチョコレート、板チョコ、クッキー等も販売されています。

Today we had…..
Single shot hot chocolate (alto el sol 65%)
Almond pistachio chocolate
Marzipan chocolate
Crispy praline chocolate
Whisky chocolate truffe
Orange peel chocolate
Chocolate brownie (My favorite!)

【Chocolate Arts HP】