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14 May 2015

Coco et Olive

First, you come to Coco e Olive on Main for the food: the peppery cheese and fresh herb scones, the  roasted tomato, goat cheese and basil quiche, the buttery shortbread. Do not even bother trying the goat cheese salad, unless you want to develop urgent cravings at inopportune times. If you

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12 May 2015

Sami Wall

A new home is to be treated with the utmost care. Step in the wrong way, bring in the wrong tchotchkes and a hex might fall upon all who live there. In many cultures, people are deeply superstitious about the dos and don’ts of breaking in a new home. If

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09 May 2015

Mum Treats

For many of us, thoughts of Mum include the rituals around our favourite baked treats: the special trip to the store to buy the ingredients, the love and care in the mixing, the tantalizing smells, the impatient waiting and the scrumptious payoff when the goodies were finally pulled, cooled and ready

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07 May 2015

Antiques On Cordova

When I worked at the Marine Building, one of my favourite lunch walks was down through the edge of Gastown to those two blocks of Cordova that house quirky, interesting, local stores. First stop was always the highlight: Salmagundi Antiques. Merriam Webster defines salmagundi as ‘a heterogeneous mixture’ or ‘a salad

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