Tag: Lunch

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Lunch In Firenze

On our second morning in Florence a few years ago, we visited the Mercato Centrale, a totally amazing place. We were amazed at the fabulous fruits and veggies available; it’s a cooks heaven! The selection of fish, meats, fresh pastas and breads was outstanding. There was a stall devoted to nothing but selling offal! I thought the Mercato made […]

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A Man and His Bread

Am I glad that we can eat wheat! Otherwise, I would be beyond unhappy about missing out on my friend Chris’ amazing baking. I have been an enormous fan and supporter of Christopher Brown’s many delicious offerings ever since he opened Ecco Il Pane here in Vancouver in the early 1990’s. When that bakery cum […]

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The Times They Are A Changing?

Our “hood” needs help getting some soul! Here’s my vision: I want one or two new restaurants to come and add some life to our neighbourhood.  We need it! It doesn’t have to be cutting edge! Traditional food, well-cooked, open for lunch and dinner or even to drop in for appy’s and a glass or two of wine […]

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Our Visit To Pigneto

We headed out one morning to visit the Vatican. No tickets, no plans on going in…maybe??? It was just after Easter and when we got to St. Peter’s Square, it was jammed. So, we sat at the base of a column looking at all the statues, etc. wondering what to do next. Perhaps we’ll go […]

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The Dead Zone

Where to meet up for lunch in downtown Vancouver? I often meet friends for lunch downtown in the Georgia and Granville area, often at least one of us is on our lunch break. We used to meet up at the White Spot at Georgia and Seymour before it shut its doors. Not your gourmet delight […]

Baking and Sweet Endings, Kitchen Tips

Homemade Biscuits

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I think everyone should know how to make biscuits and quick breads. They should be slightly moist, tender, light and flaky, satisfying and delicious.  Biscuits are wonderful with soups, main course salads and stews! I made a discovery years ago out of necessity. Being absolutely slammed at work, we […]