Category: Basics & Tips

A Gustavian Themed Bedroom

I fell in love with this “headboard” when I saw this photo in a decorating magazine a few years ago. Not being a fan of “country furniture,” I was surprised how much I liked it! It appears to be a

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To Meat Or Not To Meat?

Ever since Elizabeth Minchelli posted a photo on Facebook taken one night while having dinner at St. John, of what the table next to theirs had ordered; a whole roasted suckling pig and the comments the photo engendered, I wanted to make a response.

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Passion for Pasta

I confess, my “throbbing” food is pasta and is the only food that actually makes me salivate. A world without pasta is a world without love. I may as well admit here and now that I have a cupboard full

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Cooking Makes Me Happy

Does cooking make you happy too? An “epicurean” is defined as someone devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially the enjoyment of good food and comfort. I’m all for that! Talking about food, creating menus, sharing recipes…it just goes on

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Spring – What’s In Season??

Early To Late Spring: A bevy of wonderful, fresh, local delicacies are coming into season. Once tasted, never forgotten! June brings juicy, jewel red strawberries with cream; just thinking about them makes my mouth water. Halibut comes into season in

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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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Vintner’s Brunch 2014

The wind up event to the Vancouver International Wine Festival at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Center took place on Sunday, March 2nd where us lucky attendees get to sample a variety of food and wine pairings. The brunch is

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EVO, Salt And Other Musings

One of the many delights of traveling  around Italy is having many opportunities to taste wonderful Extra Virgin Olive Oils. I have a fondness for the oils of Umbria. They differ in taste from Tuscan oils. Both are delicious. I

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More Favourite Things

Milo Baughman: Was one of the leading mid-century modern furniture designers of the 20th century and a favourite of mine.  His American designs were forward-thinking and distinctive, but they were unpretentious and affordable. He was prolific and very influential; his work continues to be

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