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Three-step Seafood Ceviche

In our house, I often refer to my guy as ‘Chef’. Although I am using it as a term of endearment, he dislikes this title intensely.  Mostly because he feels it hasn’t been earned. As a culinary school grad, he has massive respect for his professors and the cooks in the industry who have earned […]

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Scrumptious Spot Prawn Sauce

If you choose to eat in-season, selecting foods that are available only at certain times of year, it can be a challenge. I admit it…I’m weak. I buy frozen mango year round and am often tempted by the luscious tropical fruits that have been imported from far-off locales, teasing me in the produce section with […]

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The Secret Gardener

As the server walks away, they hold their breath…entrees artistically plated with fresh morsels, combined into an intoxicating experience for the senses. Fork lifted to mouth. Eyes roll heavenward, a satisfied smile appears…success. For Sarah Wallbank and Takashi Ohya, the creative couple ‘behind the counter’ at Riso in Lantzville, those coveted smiles are the power source that feeds their […]

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All In the Family

Sadly, I have no sisters. Many in spirit, definitely and two wonderful ones through marriage. However, not one by blood. With my overactive imagination I’ve created the romantacized version of what my sister and I would be like together. Ironically, as I watch my two eldest daughters grow into adults, they’ve become the reality of […]

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that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.