About 5 years ago, when I worked in an office, we were situated across the street from a Save On Foods (for those outside of western Canada, they’re a grocery store chain). They had an ok deli. An ok deli with a stellar chicken pot pie. I’m not kidding. This was comfort food as good […]
Chicken Salad is one of the things I do really well. I have a few “solid” recipes up my sleeve that I can cook anywhere, anytime, no recipe required. Lasagna is one, chicken salad is another. Chicken salad sandwiches… they’re light and refreshing in summer and comforting in winter. When I was 16, it was […]
I bought zucchini in August. That’s right. I bought it. Who does that??? Well, apparently, I do. This is the time of year when people are overrun with zucchini and it’s not unusual to find yourself with a few left on your doorstep courtesy of a desperate gardening neighbour who has taken to dropping off […]
Every semester I guest lecture to Media Arts students at one of my alma maters, BCIT. They’re closing in on graduation and getting ready to start their careers and I come in and tell them all about what it’s like to be a freelancer in the real world – not the one they learn about in their small business class.
The Castello Alps Collection of cheeses consists of a Chiantino™ Cheese, a Weissbeir Cheese, a Classic Cheese and a Hirten Cheese – all of which were totally new to me but well worth sampling.
I spent a really fun day at Granville Island Market with my “food hubby” Sean last week. There’s more coming on that in a later post but, while I was there I bought a bag of beautiful heirloom tomatoes that cost me a fortune but I just couldn’t resist. You see, one of the sad […]
Do you remember the show Friends? And Joey and his obsession with sandwiches? Ok, well I totally get where Joey was coming from. Sandwiches, or sammiches as I refer to them, are the best. thing. ever. Even better than cookies. I know! Better than cookies! Now if that’s not a statement, I don’t know what […]
If you follow this blog with any kind of regularity, then you know that I have a love/hate relationship with pastry. Love eating it. Hate making it. I’m a decent baker but pie crust eludes me completely. So, I buy it. The two shell yellow box from Tenderflake. It’s fast, easy and has never failed […]
There is absolutely nothing like tomatoes straight from your garden. Nothing. Not even tomatoes from the farmer’s market. When you grow them, you get to choose when you pick them. You can eat them when they’re still warm from the sun and you can smell that distinctly tomato vine smell that comes with them – […]
I’ve been feeling a little bleah about my photography lately, especially food. I have this lovely new camera and I should be flying. But in all honesty, it’s sooo muucch worrrrrk (read that like a mopey 15 year old groaning about having to do their own laundry). I know my mom reads this pretty regularly […]