DEM BONES

It’s the trendy thing these days that’s good for you and I’m not talking kale! It’s… the envelope please “Bone Broth”…that’s right, it all begins with bones roasted then simmered with water, veggies and a bit of apple cider vinegar, for hours and hours. The Wild Game Co. pop-up in London has bone broth on… Continue Reading…

It’s Time To Ramp It Up!

They’re back! It’s the season again for ramps aka: wild leeks. For a time I thought they only grew wild in the eastern U.S. Surprise…they grow here! Like some strong cheeses, their “fragrance” is stronger than their taste. If you can get your hands on some, probably at the Farmer’s Markets, or if you are… Continue Reading…

So You Don’t Have The Perfect Kitchen

Me neither!  And no…this is not a photo of our kitchen! Let’s talk reality. We probably won’t have the “great” kitchen unless our lotto numbers come up and we move!  My dad once told me that I cooked wonderful meals without one!  Thanks Dad!  Still… I know, I know, we all stare with envy at the glossy photos and fantasize about… Continue Reading…

Piano, Piano – aka Slowly, Slowly!

That’s how our kitchen renovation is progressing! One wee step at a time! Good thing we started this process in November! A pricey custom kitchen would be wonderful to have and if this were twenty years ago, would be well worth it! So, we opted to go for an IKEA kitchen only to discover the Swedes… Continue Reading…

A Gardener’s Hope

Or, maybe it should be “a hope and a prayer”… The radish seeds I planted are up as of yesterday! I’ve been thinking about the planting of seeds lately. It seems to me that gardeners are people whose glasses are half full and they are people full of hope for the future. Year in, year… Continue Reading…

Traditions (Is It Easter Yet?)

The coming of spring meant lots of things when I was a little girl. Easter school holidays (hey, it was the 1950’s so it was still called that), were high on my list, not being that keen on school! Then there were new “Easter” dresses, purses, hats and fancy shoes for me and my sister… Continue Reading…

A Man and His Bread

Am I glad that we can eat wheat! Otherwise, I would be beyond unhappy about missing out on my friend Chris’ amazing baking. I have been an enormous fan and supporter of Christopher Brown’s many delicious offerings ever since he opened Ecco Il Pane here in Vancouver in the early 1990’s. When that bakery cum… Continue Reading…