09 Jul 2021

Pop’s Sicle

In 1905, an 11 year old Frank W. Epperson of Oakland, California invented the first popsicle. After an intense day of outdoor play, Frank retired inside for dinner and rest. He did, however, forget one thing  on the porch: his cup of soda and its powder-mixing wooden stir stick. After

11 Jun 2021

Canada’s Favourite Cookie

Which homemade cookies do we Canadians crave the most? In February of 2021, Food Network Canada analysed their considerable data to unearth the cooking channel’s most popular cookie recipes of all time. The winner? Good old-fashioned shortbread. Fittingly, in the 1944 Canadian Favourites Cookbook, Mrs. Jane Montgomery from Victoria, B.C. offers

30 May 2021

Moira Rose’s New Cocktail

In Schitt’s Creek Season 1, Episode 6, Moira Rose proves to be a less than inspiring spokesperson for The Herb Etlinger Fruit Winery. “In the lee of a picturesque ridge lies a small, unpretentious winery, one that pampers its fruit like its own babies. Hi, I’m Moira Rose, and if

04 May 2021

Mother’s Day Treats @ Faubourg

As ever, Faubourg Bakery and Café has all sorts of delicious sweets on offer. We spoke to Head Pastry Chef, Ricardo Rosas about what special baking we might expect to see around Mother’s Day. . . i. What types of treats have been selling particularly well during the pandemic? We have

23 Apr 2021

Maple Syrup Sweets

Butterscotch Bread. Sour Cream Banana Cake. Lemon Cream Sherbet. Oatmeal Crinkles. Party Crackers. Perkins. These are a few of the sweet recipes you’ll find in the 1944 Canadian Favourites Cookbook, courtesy of all those who ‘so eagerly and splendidly co-operated in submitting their choicest and many-times tested recipes.’ The authors

08 Apr 2021

Canada’s Tiger Tail Ice Cream

Orange and licorice. A dream pairing or …? In The Complete Bartender, New York mixologist Robyn M. Feller describes a Tiger Tail cocktail that involves Pernod, curaçao, orange juice, ice, and a slice of lime. This unique orange and licorice pairing finds its roots in a Made in Canada sweet

12 Mar 2021

Secret Garden Tea Cakes

Thinking about shopping and eating local? Secret Garden Tea Company has some most scrumptious cakes on offer. To learn more about this SGT deliciousness, we spoke to Head Pastry Chef Lysanne Sweeney, and her talented Assistant Pastry Chef, Paula Moraes. . i. What are three words you would use to

05 Mar 2021

Fine Art For The Green Fairy

Today, March 5th, is the Day of the Green Fairy, aka National Absinthe Day. Absinthe, the much-banned, heavily alcoholic green spirit, is crafted from a mix of botanicals that include green anise, wormwood flowers and sweet fennel. ‘The Green Torment’ is said to have been invented in the late 1700s

28 Feb 2021

Feast For The Eyes

Playing With Your Food. Around the Table. Still Life. These are the three key thematic sections of a new exhibit running at the Polygon Gallery until May 30th, 2021: ‘Feast For The Eyes’. Curated by writer Susan Bright and Aperture Foundation’s senior editor Denise Wolf, this show features 100 +

12 Feb 2021

Raspberry Inspiration

Happy Lunar New Year! As we welcome the Year of the Ox in the same week that we celebrate Valentines Day, many of our houses are festooned in red. And, many of us are looking forward to ringing in the weekend with sweets and treats. Popular Vancouver chocolatier, Gem Chocolates,