Kitchen Gadgets – Philips Airfryer

Philips  Airfryer A New Favourite In Our Crowded Kitchen We’re finally home enough to make a few things in the kitchen and I’ve been testing out the newest Philips Airfryer. I’ve made some crispy fries, pork tonkatsu, zucchini sticks, chick peas and salmon quite successfully now. The Airfryer blasts hot air through the cooking chamber…

BC Blueberry Cocktails

Mix Up Some BC Blueberry Cocktails With These Local Libations It’s BC Blueberry season and there’s plenty of berries this year. They’re great in muffins, salads, in pies, sauces jams, and, of course, cocktails! There’s even a locally made Blueberry Vodka made with Bremner’s Blueberries by Marcus Von Albrecht at XFour Vodka(they’re also a client…

What’s Good This Week July 20 Edition

What To Do In And Around Vancouver Week – Living The Good Life in Vancouver It’s a diverse city we live in and this week you’ll find everything from people dressed to the nines at the race track for Deighton Cup (see you there!) to folks consuming more meat in an afternoon than some do…

National Daiquiri Day – Original Daiquiri Recipe

Original Daiquiri And a History Lesson The Daiquiri is a member of the sour family of cocktails. A sour is  composed of a base spirit, a sweet ingredient, and a a sour ingredient. In the case of the Daiquiri, those elements are rum ), lime juice and sugar. 2oz Bacardi Carta Blanca 1oz fresh lime…

Let’s Patio #onRobson Passport to Summer Fun

Drink and Dine #OnRobson This Summer I came home to a cool kit for a Moscow Mule to celebrate to launch of Let’s Patio #onRobson, a cool campaign from the Robson Street BIA. It’s kind of strange that we don’t head downtown to dine more, but in the summer we are hanging out at home…

Venturing to Squamish As The Endless Honeymoon Continues

Eats, Drinks, And Culture Feature Large in Today’s Squamish It seems this summer is one endless honeymoon as Michael and I have been venturing around BC having a series of fantastic adventures. We’d journeyed through Squamish, perhaps stopping for lunch or a refuel on the way to or from Whistler, but hadn’t actually spent the…

What’s Good This Week – July 15th Edition

What To Do In And Around Vancouver This Week I’ve been away on assignment in San Diego and just catching up to what’s happening a little further north. We’re heading to Chicha Restaurant shortly for their BBQ, and tomorrow another BBQ at a friends house celebrating a birthday. Summer is definitely in full swing and…

Les Dames d’Escoffier Present Summerdine – August 16th

Dinner by the Province’s Best Chefs – Les Dames Summerdine Fundraiser Supports Women’s Education, Project Chef and Growing Chefs  I’m part of this amazing organization and each year we present a dinner party across the province created by our region’s top chefs. This year it’ Wednesday, August 16th when Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents Les Dames…

Metropolis Metrotown Showcases Tasty Treats

Tasty Treats Showcase On At Metropolis at Metrotown If you’re a fan of sweets, get down to Burnaby as from August 11th to 20th, Metropolis at Metrotown will be hosting Tasty Treats, a mouth-watering and whimsical exhibit featuring larger-than-life food art displays, sampling from sweet & salty snack retailers, and daily contest giveaways. Looking for…

Mojito Day is July 11 – Chill Out With One

Mix Up a Cardamon Mojito With Bacardi We often mix up Mojito and have mint readily available on our balcony at GLV headquarters! So, what is a Mojito and why do you need one? Mojito’s were born in Cuba, but there’s often arguments over the actual inventor.  “La Bodeguita del medio”, a restaurant in Havana, Cuba…