03 May 2020

Coyle’s Carton

As you walk or drive your eggs home from the grocery store, aren’t you glad they’re not in a basket? Watch out for the… pot hole. Shoppers of yore didn’t ‘put all their eggs in one basket’ for good reason. It’s thanks to B.C. inventor Joseph L Coyle that our

24 Apr 2020

The Great Canadian Baking Show

As the real news plays through like a horror movie, some of us are looking for lighter, happier fare in our leisure viewing. Cue: The Great Canadian Baking Show. Now canvassing for amateur Canadian bakers for its Season 4, The Great Canadian Baking Show has maintained many of the core

05 Apr 2020

Frosting Flowers

Talk to the frustrated flour seekers inching down barren baking aisles. They’ll tell you just how many people are passing their days in lockdown baking new and elaborate family treats. If you’re looking for gorgeously decorated inspiration from a local creator, check out Coco Cake Land – website, instagram, cookbooks

22 Mar 2020

Virtual Cocktail Parties

It’s Covid 2020 and I’ve been invited to my first Zoom Cocktail Party. Hard to imagine, yet here we are. But, I am fully in agreement with those who say that it’s physical, not social, distance we need. So: hair done, outside top, inside bottoms, here we go. But, what

10 Mar 2020

Huckleberry Hand Pies

‘Huckleberries are one of my favourite summer treats,’ DL Acken writes in Cedar + Salt, the cookbook she created with fellow author Emily Lycopolus. Their focus? ‘Vancouver Island Recipes from Forest, Farm, Field, and Sea.’ Acken, a recipe developer who also took the gorgeous photos in this 2019 tome continues:

01 Mar 2020

Cookies Of Cookies + Cream

You don’t have to walk far in Vancouver to see another beloved business owner boxing up their wares – rent hikes too extreme, condos coming, people shopping online, retirement dreams. Hats off to those entrepreneurs who forge in with their new small business plans. We’ll stop when we can to

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.