Tag Archives: Parksville

Spices From Home

Growing up in a small town in the Northwest Territories, meant that in some ways, my food experiences were somewhat limited. Although both of my parents were good cooks, we just didn’t have the opportunity to try out foods from far away cultures. When we traveled, the big treat was always Chinese food. Apparently, when […]

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Too Cool Raita…

I sincerely appreciate the generous willingness of my interviewees to share recipes! Sometimes, it is a difficult thing to do…not because people aren’t willing to let go of a “secret recipe” but many know that they have access to certain ingredients or appliances, that most home-cooks,  do not! For instance, with Amrikko’s it would have […]

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Brilliant Bubbles on the Beach

I’m the new kid around here and I nearly missed this event again this year! Fortunately I’ve met a few distinctive foodie friends who assured me that NOT going would be a tragic oversight. Not really knowing what to expect, I ordered the tickets from the Beach Club Resort and looked forward to an evening […]

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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.