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Foraging for wild Chanterelle mushrooms

November 6, 2013

One of my favourite things about fall on Vancouver Island is my annual wild mushroom forage with a great friend who has lived here his whole life. He and his family have been kind enough to share their fall mushroom hunts with me for the past few years, and I look forward to the search with much c…

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Bacon by the truckload from Extreme Eatz Food Truck

August 11, 2013

It's time for August's cross-country Restaurant Roundup from Food Bloggers of Canada writers and in keeping with summer travels and vacations, this month's theme is Food Trucks!

Vancouver Island's roadways are slowly being filled with a variety of restaurants on wheels, with the famous orange Tacof…

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Hiking to a wine tasting in Okanagan Falls

June 14, 2013

I had the palate-pleasing privilege to spend last weekend at the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference during its first visit to Canada in Penticton, BC. The weekend was so filled with great wine experiences that it's almost hard to know where to begin. But one of the most memorable tastings of the weeken…

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Wine pairing lunch at Mission Hill's Terrace Restaurant

March 23, 2013

Okanagan Wine Sub-Region: Kelowna / Lake Region, known for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling & Chardonnay

In preparation for this summer's Wine Bloggers Conference  in British Columbia's Penticton Wine County in June, I'll be revisiting some of my favourite Okangan wine and food pairi…

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Dirty Apron Cooking School makes learning new techniques a delicious experience

November 24, 2012


Since I began trying to change myself from a lazy food re-heater to a self-taught home cook, I've always been ready to just jump into the deep end and teach myself new techniques and recipes from cookbooks, cooking shows and the internet (thank you, elderly Jewish grandma on YouTube who taught me ho…

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