Tag Archives: Nanaimo restaurants

Turkey Chili to Gobble Down

Oh the weather outside is frightful…but the fire is so delightful! Sometimes that delightful fire can be on the inside, a warming, enticing slow burn that you experience with a big, fat bowl of chili. I make it often, all the kids love it. It’s easy to throw together, doesn’t make too big of a […]

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Sugar and Spice…

Now, if you are anything like me, you looked at the picture of the cinnamon buns, read the title and thought…oooooohhhhh a recipe for those luscious buns! Yippee! No, nooot quite. Sorry. Was that mean of me? I knew what I wanted to title this piece the moment  I finished the interview with Jim and […]

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The secret to chowder success!

 Psst…C’mere. I have a secret for you! After spending all afternoon judging a seafood chowder competition and quizzing all of the chef’s at length, I now KNOW the real deal behind a successful seafood chowder. It isn’t what you’d think. Nope, not a secret ingredient. It isn’t a tricky technique. This may shock you my […]

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Easy Pasta, tasty wine…what more could you need?

“There’s nothing to do here!” It’s pretty common refrain heard often at the end of summer…singing the ‘I’m so bored blues’. Hold the phone… I’m not talking about my kids…I keep hearing this from adult locals. Yes, fellow Nanaimo-ites. ‘Tis crazy talk as far as I’m concerned. I realize I’m a ‘newbie’ here in Nanaimo, but there is so much to see […]

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Come and get it Corn Bread!

Smokin’ George’s Corn Bread  I admit it…I have not always been a corn bread fan. I usually find it a bit too dry and too sweet for my taste. However, like everything else in his restaurant Chef George Kulai, seems to have figured out how to make it taste great. I reluctantly sampled it in the […]

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steps to the light

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.