Cooking Makes Me Happy

An “epicurean” is defined as someone devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially the enjoyment of good food and comfort. I am all for that! Talking about food, creating menus…it just goes on and on. There is always something new to experiment with. We have access to so much that I never seem to run… Continue Reading…

New Greens And More

It’s official, winter’s over and time to get those seeds! Growing your own arugula is very satisfying. It’s like magic! Simply seed directly in the garden or plant in a planter on a patio or balcony. Mix together some potting soil, some sea soil then plant the seeds. Water lightly. In no time at all… Continue Reading…

It’s Spring Again!

Almost every day I go out with anticipation, to check the garden to see what plants have reappeared or have new buds on them! The rhubarb has sent up its shoots and what’s not to like about rhubarb pie or a crisp with ichores to be done; always things that need to be moved to a new… Continue Reading…

Spring – What’s In Season??

Early To Late Spring: A bevy of wonderful, fresh, local delicacies are coming into season. Once tasted, never forgotten! Juicy, jewel red strawberries with cream; just thinking about them makes my mouth water. Halibut comes into season in April. I love this fish, especially when marinated and barbecued. In May come the spot prawns. This… Continue Reading…

The Arrival of Spring

Counting the days until the spring season is providing us with all the amazing goodies to enjoy. Is anyone tired of squash yet? Spotted t the Nat Bailey Winter Market little French Breakfast radishes at Sole Food. Fergus Henderson, of St. John’s restaurants in London, England uses the whole thing, leaves and all. May as well give it a go!… Continue Reading…

Afternoon Tea At The Del Rey

I am craving afternoon tea outside in the garden but it’s still not patio weather!  So a friend and I took ourselves to Rosie Daikin’s “Butter Tea Room” on Arbutus Street for afternoon tea!   So, I simply have to blog about a favourite thing of mine: celebrating afternoon tea on a beautiful day in the garden.  I can’t resist… Continue Reading…

Vintner’s Brunch 2014

The wind up event to the Vancouver International Wine Festival at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Center took place on Sunday, March 2nd where us lucky attendees get to sample a variety of food and wine pairings. The brunch is a fundraising event for “Bard on the Beach,” a hugely successful production that takes place… Continue Reading…