Category: Basics & Tips

Basics & Tips

New Friends…aka Nuovi Amici

Having just returned from spending 3 weeks in Rome, you’d think I would be writing about the amazing things we saw and did. But not now! Our stay in Rome this trip was made very special by two new friendships

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Basics & Tips

Leftovers – A Bad Wrap!

At this time of year  most cooks end up with what some might think of as “those dreaded leftovers”. Then, there are some, like me, who really  like the  challenge of creating something new and exciting with them! Take a roast turkey for instance! Just think

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Feast of Fields ’15

This year’s event took place at the UBC Farm. Always a treat to go with two very close friends, they’re the people who convinced us to join them for our (not theirs) first trip to Italy. We shall be ever

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Shopping: Italian Style

You know all those favourite little places you have for picking up the things you need or don’t know you need until you see it; the places you have been cultivating for a long time, getting to know the owners, customers coming and

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A Treat!

A couple of days ago we were fortunate enough to attend a special “Rose Dinner” at Burdock and Co. here in Vancouver.  Sorry about the lack of photos…a bit too dark!  But click on the link below to get your

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Sometimes There’s A Friend

Sometimes we all gripe about Facebook gremlins or having to un-friend someone for some reason or the other.  Of course, there can be situations that arise where we are left unfortunate and unwelcome comments. But we also have a platform at our fingertips

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Have Spice Kit Will Travel

A “guest article” for Oracibo…..me? I sent an email to Phyllis extolling the wonders of the Internet for finding recipes and she suggested I write an article so here goes. Do you travel? My husband and I spend a couple

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The Kitchen Reno Diaries

End of 3rd Week Update: We are now at the “standstill” stage of the renovation. Cabinets, minus doors are in, some painting has been done and we have a working sink. The Caesarstone fabricator was here a week ago for the

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Corzetti

A while back Adri Barr Crocetti was blogging about making Corzetti, a pasta shape that has been made since the middle ages. Well…once I clapped eyes on those beautiful disks of pasta imprinted with designs that reminded me of ancient

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Tomatoes

There is not a hope in hell that I can’t blog about tomatoes. Where in the world would I be without them or where would the world be without them? My husband says we have tomatoes in some form or other

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