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Paws and Effect!

Paws and Effect!

When we think of family, many of us include our fine & furry friends. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for my animals. I grew up with a mischeviously clever poodle named “Pokey” who was a true friend, entrusted to all my […]

Sugar and Spice…

Sugar and Spice…

Now, if you are anything like me, you looked at the picture of the cinnamon buns, read the title and thought…oooooohhhhh a recipe for those luscious buns! Yippee! No, nooot quite. Sorry. Was that mean of me? I knew what I wanted to title this […]

Where There’s Smoke…

Where There’s Smoke…

Who do you think of when somebody says ‘he’s a real Southern style BBQ cook ‘? Not gonna lie, I picture a big, burley guy, who’s apron barely ties up in back. Someone who’s moustached drawl turns as slowly as his food on the spit…a mellow fellow in […]

Comforting Kapusniak (KAH-PUSH-NEE-ACK)

Comforting Kapusniak (KAH-PUSH-NEE-ACK)

Let me just start by saying I absolutely LOVE sauerkraut. It tastes like home to me, so this soup has become an instant favourite. The added health bonus of sauerkraut is attractive too…high in vitamin C, helps prevent ulcers and a great probiotic food. It’s […]

A Rooster by Any Other Name

A Rooster by Any Other Name

Even if you’ve never lived on a farm, you know who is in charge of the morning wake-up call. “Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!” Yup, our noble friend the Rooster. Did you know however, that his call is a little different depending on which country you are in? In […]

Morning Glory Salad

Morning Glory Salad

As the server walks away, they hold their breath…entrees artistically plated with fresh morsels, combined into an intoxicating experience for the senses. Fork lifted to mouth. Eyes roll heavenward, a satisfied smile appears…success. For Sarah Wallbank and Takashi Ohya, the creative couple ‘behind the counter’ at Riso in […]

Whet your Whistle Moules Frites

Whet your Whistle Moules Frites

Granville Island is one of my happy places. The colours, sights, sounds and….mmmm smells, never fail to delight me. I can wander around the market for hours, fascinated with all of the exotic ingredients, clever art and inspiring floral arrangements. There’s no shortage of fantastic eateries […]

Winning Friends and Feeding People

Winning Friends and Feeding People

Back in University, I had the opportunity during the summer to sell children’s educational books. The job itself was BRUTAL. Direct sales, all alone, door to door. Yu-uck. When I look back on it however, there were some life-changing experiences throughout those summers. The power of  positive […]

Making Treats Worthwhile…

How many of you can say “I am working at my dream job”? Nancy Ellett is doing exactly that. Yep…be jealous, let your eyes turn that particular shade of green. She knows she’s exactly where she’s supposed to be. How fabulous is that? The end […]

Oh, Just One Little Taste

“Each time I tell myself it’s the last time, but then I get a whiff of her hot chocolate…” ‘Chocolat‘, one of my favourite foodie movies…ahh yes the perfect one to get me in the spirit to write about Hot Chocolates in Courtenay… Some clever […]