Happy Planet Happy Soups To Go

Happy Planet Grab And Go Single-Serving Soup We’ve often thrown a bag of Happy Planet Soup into our grocery bag for those times when we don’t have time to cook from scratch. Squash and cashew with coconut, tumeric and cinnamon is a favourite and we’ll usually grill up some cheese bread to complete our meal…

Food Trends For 2016

In 2015 I certainly didn’t get to all the restaurants I wanted to (who could) and I wished I had more time to cook at home, however I read through my fair share of cookbooks, magazines and menus. We’ve come up with a list of what we think will be hot this year and what we’ll…

Holiday Shopping with Les Dames d’Escoffier

Have you finished your holiday shopping? If the answer is no, I have a solution for you. I belong to a wonderful group of women who work very hard during the year volunteering for Les Dames d’Escoffier. Les Dames d’Escoffier is a society of professional woman whose purpose is to promote the understanding, appreciation and knowledge of…

Gifts for Food and Drink Lovers – Global TV 2015

What do you get that person in your life who lives for the latest kitchen gadget, best bottle of wine or the ultimate cookbook? I spent some time in cook shops and snooped around many a kitchen to come up with the list for gifts for foodies this year. Here’s the details that I presented on Global TV for…

Alligga Flaxseed Oil – Cooking with Chef Alana Peckham

If you are looking for a natural cooking oil that is also great for salad dressing and dips, Alligga’s flaxeed oil is for you! Alligga flaxeed oil is  filtered with no additional chemicals, additives or preservatives and is packed with Omega 3’s. It’s high smoke point means you can fry without fear of easily burning, and…

PNE Fun Eats at the 2015 Fair

Check out the new concerts, shows, attractions and PNE Fun Eats at The Fair! We’re heading to the PNE this weekend, and not sure what we’ll eat. Fortunately we’ve got a few tips from our friends and the number one item according to Sean Neild of Flavour Town Adventures is the Fat Elvis Sandwich. Check out his review…

Molson Canadian Cider Night at PICA

As you know we love to cook, so when Molson invited us down to sample their new cider and learn some new cider-based recipes at PICA, we happily showed up with our aprons on! This is an excellent example of how to promote a product. The cider is refreshing and we got to know more about…

The Queen Declares “Let them Eat Scones”

Our pal and fellow food writer, Tara Lee, has come out with some very tasty sounding baked goods and is debuting The Scone Queen at Baker’s Market, May 24, June 7 & 14. At the Market, they’ll be three different kinds of scones: Cardamom and currant White chocolate and dried sour cherry Aged cheddar and chive (sweet…

Grocery & Specialty Food West Crowns the Top 10 Most Innovative Products

We helped judge this competition and while our choices were far different, we still tip our hats to all the winners! We did put a vote in for the perogies though! Showcase shines a spotlight on the best products, food and trends coming to a store near you!  The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers announced their…

Sipping Wine and Crunching Crisps

For the month of April BC Liquor Stores and select BC independent wine shops are providing a free bag of Miss Vickie’s potato chips with a Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Wines purchase, along with a $2 off coupon neck tag. What’s the deal here? Well grab a bag of chips, a couple glasses, fill with vino…