Category: Spring Possibilities

Basics & Tips

The Arrival of Spring

Counting the days until the spring season begins providing us with amazing goodies to enjoy. Hands up if you are as tired of squash as we are!   Spotted at the Nat Bailey Winter Market little French Breakfast radishes at Sole

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Afternoon Tea At The Del Rey

I am craving afternoon tea outside in the garden but it’s still not patio weather!  So a friend and I took ourselves to Rosie Daikin’s “Butter Tea Room” on Arbutus Street for afternoon tea!   So, I simply have to blog about a

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Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Seafood And Fish

For a printer friendly version of these recipes, click here. Open Faced Smoked Salmon Rounds These ones look beautiful and add a nice “pop” to a sandwich tray. Approximately 18 – 24 open faced sandwiches 1 loaf of square bread,

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Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Three Chicken Salads

For a printer friendly version of these recipes, click here. Those of you who are not vegetarian, raise your hands if you do not like chicken salad sandwiches! In my life as a personal chef and caterer, I can’t tell

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Fancy Tea Sandwiches, Cheese & Egg Fillings

For a printer friendly version of these recipes, click here. To get you in the mood, here is a selection of my personal favourite fillings. There are two sources in Vancouver where I have purchased the square loaves of bread;

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Braised Beef With Star Anise

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Cubes of braised beef enrobed with a garlicy, gingery, star-anise sauce, does it get any better? We don’t think so! You can serve the beef with either steamed rice or

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Huevos Rancheros (Mexican Eggs)

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. One of our favourite breakfast or brunch plates! For sure, it gets you going! Perhaps for a weekend brunch, with or without guests, maybe a Caesar to kick things off? Makes Approximately

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What’s Up In My Kitchen

  The pots have been bubbling away with all sorts of comfort foods lately!  Stew is such a good thing to have while watching the Winter Olympics!  But you don’t have to wait for them to roll around again to make some of these

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