Tag Archives: Nanaimo

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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A Rooster by any other name…

Even if you’ve never lived on a farm, you know who is in charge of the morning wake-up call. “Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!” Yup, our noble friend the Rooster. Did you know however, that his call is a little different depending on which country you are in? In Portugal they cry ‘Cocorococo’, in Iceland they sound like ‘Gaggalagaggalagó’, […]

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Glorious Gabriola Gobblers…

Here’s a true confession…this girl could never be a farmer. Ne-eh-ver! Not too keen on putting a face to my food. I swear, my kids try to gross me out at the table by asking me what kind of meat we are eating for dinner. “Okay this is beef right? Mommy is that a pig […]

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Diner Redux

What happens when someone who has been trained for most of his life in the big business restaurant “chain” industry decides to strike out on his own? Well Nanaimo, we are about to find out! Frank Naccarato is confident that he has something different and delicious to offer the mid-Island restaurant scene. Growing up in […]

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Her Super Power

I have no idea why… Concievably it was that we had so many people and connections in our life then. Perhaps it was because she was born the fourth child…almost five years younger than her adoring siblings. It could have been the seven weeks of backpacking through eight European countries while she was six and […]

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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.