Prune Plum & Olive Salad


Prunes, Cherry Tomatos, Olives

I make a lot of salads with fruits during the summer months, and definitely this prune plum salad is one of my most faves. Just before flying back to Japan, plums were coming close to the end of season and super cheap like $0.99/lb in Vancouver, so I had to take this opportunity, because I knew that I wouldn’t see the mountain of plums – everything is smaller and neatly packed in Japan.

Here’s the ingredients:

  • Prune Plums (not too riped ones)
  • Cherry Tomatos
  • Parsley
  • Olives (generous amount, mince some and slice the rest, so it sticks well with plums and look nice on the plate.)
  • Garlic


  • Lemon juice
  • EVO
  • S & P
  • Anchovy
  • Maple Syrup (yeah Canada, eh!)

Prune Plums in Japan is much sweeter, so might as well just omit Maple Syrup. Also a store brought French Vinaigrette works too! 🙂

Happy Be-lated Canada Day!

Have you ever heard of Sugar Apples, native of tropical America, also commonly eaten in South East Asia, that don’t look like an apple at all, rather look like an artichoke?

I found them for the first time in my life at Granville Island’s Public Market on Canada Day. While everyone else were waving the Canadian flag, my eyes were so fixed on this fascinating tropical fruits. I decided to buy just one sugar apple.

“Keep in the paper bag, do not refrigerated, when it’s ripe, it gets softer and the flesh becomes mushy. Keep with bananas if you want it ripen fast. 5 dollars 65 cents please.”

“Wha!? #&*@!?”

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Westend – Vancouver, BC

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What if you are going to see behind the door is your own future, will you open it?


If it is the future of our human kind behind the door, will you open it?

Just a little thoughts, it appears often in Westend.