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Category: Interviews

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 […]

Downtown, Delicious and Determined

Downtown, Delicious and Determined

There’s nothing quite like a wee sleep-in on the weekend, then pulling on something comfy and heading out the door to indulge in a mouthwatering  brunch at your favourite local spot. Gabriel Martin has a lofty goal… for Gabriel’s Cafe to be the ‘go to’ breakfast spot […]

All In the Family

All In the Family

Sadly, I have no sisters. Many in spirit, definitely and two wonderful ones through marriage. However, not one by blood. With my overactive imagination I’ve created the romantacized version of what my sister and I would be like together. Ironically, as I watch my two […]

Head to the Hilltop Bistro

Head to the Hilltop Bistro

Apparently I am a “food blogger”, I put it in quotes because it was never really my intention, it’s just how things evolved. My palate is fairly discerning. That is, I can pick flavours out of foods and usually recreate the basic stuff. I feel […]

An Amazing Maize Maze!

An Amazing Maize Maze!

Growing up in the Northwest Territories, every year my brother and I enviously beheld CBC TV specials that divulged what Thanksgiving was really supposed to look like. Pumpkin patches, tractor rides and fantastic fields of corn. T’was all a remarkable fantasy equal to living in Candyland in our […]

Glorious Gabriola Gobblers

Glorious Gabriola Gobblers

Here’s a true confession…this girl could never be a farmer. Ne-eh-ver! Not too keen on putting a face to my food. I swear, my kids try to gross me out at the table by asking me what kind of meat we are eating for dinner. […]

Smelling the Sun

Smelling the Sun

Years ago, we tackled the whirlwind European tour with our four children. Home schooling at the time, so the itinerary was kid-chosen…with a teeny-tiny-eensy-weensy bit of help from mom. There was no way I was skipping my beloved Italy! We managed to carve out a meagre […]

Spices From Home

Spices From Home

Growing up in a small town in the Northwest Territories, meant that in some ways, my food experiences were somewhat limited. Although both of my parents were good cooks, we just didn’t have the opportunity to try out foods from far away cultures. When we […]

Can’t ‘Banh Mi’ Love…

Can’t ‘Banh Mi’ Love…

Do you ever look at a photo of some delicious food you’ve never tried before and NEED to make it? Happens to me all the time…Pinterest be DAMNED! My obsessive compulsive relationship with food is the reason why I am willing to try just about […]

Baby, I Like It!

Baby, I Like It!

People say it’s only through adversity that we uncover our true selves and reach our ultimate potential. I am completely aware that it sounds like a big, soggy cliché, but just stay with me here this is an amazing story. Imagine a beautiful stay-at-home mom, […]