11 Feb 2020

Sweet Art

Fear not. The week might have started with Oatmeal Day, but sugared hearts and molten lava cake are on the way. Meanwhile, some sweet artwork to ready your brain. . Osias Beert. Still-Life with Cherries and Strawberries in China Bowls. 1608 . Adriaen Coorte. Four Apricots on a Stone Plinth. 1698

14 Jan 2020

The Hot Chocolate Code

If you too spent a mindless hour (or thirty-six) watching holiday movies, you’ll know The Code for impending romance. Falling Snow + Twinkling Outdoor Lights + Hot Chocolate = First Kiss, Lifelong Love Confirmed. If you’re looking to enact The Code, Vancouver is offering up plenty of falling snow and

29 Dec 2019

Turmeric Trending

Turmeric. That’s the flavour that Consumer Trend Reports tells us will surge in popularity on 2020 menus. . . One place you can be sure to find a host of 2020 flavours? La Casa Gelato. You’ll find turmeric in their Nut Kufi and Akbar Mashti gelatos. This pink house of

24 Dec 2019

December + Canada = Cookies

In 2019, which food cravings had us scrambling to Google for recipes? Trending Canadian Food Searches for 2019 i. Beef Stroganoff ii. Brussel Sprouts iii. Coleslaw iv. Banana Bread v. Lasagna vi. Guacamole vii. Fried Rice viii. Gnocchi ix. Turkey Breast x. Beef Stew Come December, though, our priorities change.

29 Nov 2019

Countdown To CandyTown

Hiding from all the Black Friday madness? If you dare venture back out into the world tomorrow, November 30th, you might check out Candytown. Running along Mainland, Hamilton and Davie Streets, from 12 to 7 pm, this Yaletown holiday festival features live music, carolling, stilt walkers, holiday characters, lights, vendor snacks,

22 Nov 2019

Plantain Chips + Johnny Cakes

Plantain chips and Johnny Cakes. That’s how we start our lunch, soaking up the colours and scents of the Caribbean. A dear friend and I are at The Reef on Main Street to celebrate our parents – three West Indian by birth, one in spirit. The green plantain chips are

12 Nov 2019

Deep, Dark Chocolate Fudge

It’s Holiday Craft Fair season, and one of our favourites – Christmas at Hycroft in the gorgeously decorated Macrae mansion – is on this weekend, from Thursday, November 14th to Sunday, the 17th. After winding upstairs and downstairs through the manse, admiring all of the artisanal creations, be sure to

26 Oct 2019

Chang, Rogen + The Jelly Donut

“I never thought of the jelly donut as a perfect food,” says famed Momofuku chef, David Chang. At least, not until he tastes a hot out of the fryer, freshly sugared and jelly-pumped donut from Lee’s Donuts in Granville Island. “That’s tremendous,” he oohs. “I love textural contrast. You get

30 Aug 2019

Muscadine Ice Cream

It’s a good 2019 summer season for La Glace ice cream on 16th near Macdonald. Vancouver Sun readers just crowned this Kits ice-creamery – launched in 2017 – as ‘Vancouver’s Best Ice Cream.’ To create La Glace’s creamy French style ice-cream, chef and founder Mark Tagulao needs a whole lot of cream

18 Aug 2019

Savage Rose

How does this cocktail sound? In Bloom, created from Pisco, Aperol, Raspberry, Rose, Grapefruit and Lemon.  In Bloom even comes with its own quote. ‘ Be as broad as the Earth, find yourself with open arms and you shall not be limited.’ This Flowers + Trees cocktail is one on