With its bold fragrance, hearty growth and ancient roots, it’s no wonder that rosemary is the subject of so many superstitions. ‘At weddings,’ Mrs. M. Grieves wrote in A Modern Herbal, ‘it was entwined in the wreath worn by the bride, being first dipped into scented water. Anne of Cleves,
Dr. Francisco Hernandez, Royal Physician to Philip II of Spain, believed that he had just the thing to treat fever, liver disorders, intestinal pain, colic and even poisons. The cure was hot chocolate, he said. ‘When pepper was added, it had an agreeable taste and warmed the stomach and perfumed the
“If you have a second dessert stomach” – Check! – “this guilt-free chocolate mousse will definitely fill it.” So says Brad Hill – publisher and photographer behind the latest volume in the Foodie series: the Plant-Based Foodie Vancouver. This offering of delicious recipes from popular Vancouver restaurants follows his neighbourhood-based cookbook
Merry Christmas 🎄 and Happy Holidays to those who have celebrated Chanukah and are looking forward to the 2018 holiday break! May your holidays feature more time with people you love, old and new traditions, and much delicious food. Whether you are prepping the kitchen, the table, or your stomach, here is
Who can take tomorrow, Dip it in a dream? Separate the sorrow And collect up all the cream? The candyman can. The (nice kind of ) candyman can. If Willy Wonka is still in retirement and Charlie is busy fighting off Veruca, Vancouver is a good place to look for
At the start of 2018, Restaurants Canada – a national, not for profit association – asked 430 chefs about the menu items and cooking techniques that were gaining popularity in their professional kitchens. Now, as Restaurants Canada prepares for their huge 2019 Trade Show, they report out on
Fancy a holiday treat? The twinkly lights are up at Granville Island; go in the dark if you can. Bakers and potion-makers have responded with all sorts of delicious sweets to bring on a festive mood. • @ ChocolaTas • @ Olde World Fudge • @ Stuart’s • @ Terra
If you make it to Christmas At Hycroft, be sure to go back to the Coach House to check out the homemade goodies from the Hycroft Kitchen Creations Team. You’ll find all manners of yummy fudge – dark chocolate, milk chocolate, peppermint chocolate, butterscotch, maple. You can also bring home
Take 4 ounces of pimpinella root. 3 3/8 drachms of essence of vanilla. 21 1/3 pints of fine Batavia arrack. 32 drops of oil of cassia-buds. The brewing of cocktails has long been a fun hobby for mad scientists, particularly those with a flair for names. Duke of Norfolk Punch.
If you a) have a sweet tooth and b) are indecisive, do your homework. Study the menu, consult your taste buds. The lines are long enough; no one will thank you for dawdling. Small Victory was launched 2014 in Yaletown by Qasim Nathoo, soon after he graduated from business school.