Tag: Oracibo Blog

Basics & Tips

BOO!! It’s Halloween!

The last time we were in London, England in October, darned if we didn’t see Halloween stuff all over the place! I couldn’t believe it.  One afternoon we saw people in costumes heading into some kind of afternoon event not far from the Victoria and Albert Museum. I think it’s safe to say it was a […]

Basics & Tips

Ruth’s “Cook Book”

I’m a cook and not a book reviewer. That said, I just finished “Ruth Reichl’s my kitchen year 136 RECIPES that SAVED MY LIFE” and discovered that we seem to share some similar experiences. The year in question was October 2009 when “Gourmet,” magazine, where Ruth was Editor in Chief for 10 years, closed down in […]

Fall Pasta, Spring Pasta, Summer Pasta, Winter Pasta

Cacio e Pepe

This is the best version of Cacio e Pepe I have made so far, although in Rome, where the dish originates, we found that they used tonnarelli, a  thick spaghetti, instead of regular spaghetti.   I would recommend the Spaghetti alla Chitarra pasta made by either GiGi or La Molisana. I use it as a substitute for the tonnarelli which,  I […]

Basics & Tips

Oracibo’s New Look

We’ve just completed a re-vamp of the Oracibo website!  It’s been very exciting coming up with new ideas that make it more beautiful, and easier to navigate!  Hope you like the changes…we do! If you have subscribed to the website in the past and are not a new subscriber, you will have noticed that you […]

Basics & Tips

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 site measure of the counter tops which then takes anywhere from 10 to 15 days […]

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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 […]

Summer's Bounty

Off To The Market

To quote Mother Goose: “To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, Home again, home again, dancing a jig; To market, to market, to buy a fat hog; Home again, home again, jiggety-jog; To market, to market, to buy a plum bun, Home again, home again, market is done.” OK…so we neither bought the […]