12 May 2019

Desserts For Mum

Happy Day to all those who are celebrating being mothers and having mothers. And a peaceful day to those who are spending the day thinking of beloved mothers passed. For those venturing into the kitchen to say it with homemade sweets, here are a few beautifully instructive videos. . Box

05 May 2019

The Nanaimo Bar Trail

The West Coast Trail not your thing? Point your boots towards a tasty alternative: The Nanaimo Bar Trail. From Lantzville to Cedar to Gabriola Island, see how many different spins you can find on this most famous of Canadian treats: Nanaimo bar classics, cheesecakes, ice-cream, cocktails. And wherever you land

19 Apr 2019

Goat Cheese Quiche

‘In France, milk is for infants, and a glass of milk with the meal is inconceivable – except to a much publicized former French premier.’ ‘The French don’t like vegetables. This is why they make them taste so good.’ It’s one of the best things about reading old cookbooks –

24 Mar 2019

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

‘Be it known that I, William J. Morrison, of Nashville, county of Davidson, State of Tennessee have invented an Improvement in Candy-Machines.’ So declared William J. Morrison, inventor and dentist, in US patent 816,114. This 1906 patent was the follow-up to the 1903 patent – 717,756 – he filed with

01 Mar 2019

Tamarack Farms

Some of the most beautiful breakfast sweets come fresh from our Canadian farms – marmalade, jam, jellies, maple syrup, edible flowers. You’ll find a particularly delicious array from Tamarack Farms, thanks to the hard work of Nancy and Richard Self, their children, and Tamarack team. We’re delighted to chat to

20 Jan 2019

Hot Chocolate Festival ’19

Need to get out of the house and warm your innards? The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival offers a fun date option and a more liver-friendly type of drink crawl. It is also a fundraiser for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Job Training Program, Growing Chefs, and Fresh To Families, which connects

11 Jan 2019

From Guilt-Free Chocolate Mousse to Churro Balls

“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

25 Dec 2018

Artful Feasting

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

23 Dec 2018

Holiday Chocolatiers

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

16 Dec 2018

Sipping Violets – 2019 Canadian Restaurant Trends

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