30 Jul 2019

Salted Rose Caramel Cardamom Hot Chocolate

For all those who agonize over which flowers to put in this corsage or that bouquet, the Victorians offer guidance. Inspired by floral symbolism in Turkey, Queen Victoria’s charges created book after book outlining the Language of Flowers. In her 2011 recreation of these early guides – A Victorian Flower

12 Jul 2019

Bitter Orange Negronis

It’s a battle between the Count and the General. Who invented the Negroni? Drink historians tend to come down on the side of the Count. Count Camillo Negroni was a rodeo clown who gambled and taught fencing once his days in the Wild Wild West were through. Word has it

14 Jun 2019

Let Rosie Feed You

If you’re feeling peckish, you’ll find no shortage of temptations at Butter Bakery on 37th and Mackenzie. The sweets on display – cookies, cakes, loafs, cupcakes – are endlessly tempting. What’s it going to be today? Birthday Cake sandwich, Ginger snap, Snickerdoodle, Bajillionaire Bar, Butter tart Bar, Black Bird cake?

28 May 2019

Jamaican Bananas + Gin Fizz for Satchmo

“Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine,” Louis Armstrong said, “I look right into the heart of good ole New Orleans. It has given me something to live for.” At the heart of Satchmo’s New Orleans was delectable food. He ‘never forgot the aromas of the

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