Tag Archives: Ryan Zuvich

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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Time to head to the Hilltop…

Apparently I am a “food blogger”, I put it in quotes because it was never really my intention, it’s just how things evolved. My palate is fairly discerning. That is, I can pick flavours out of foods and usually recreate the basic stuff. I feel confident in my kitchen skills, let’s say intermediate level. I’ve […]

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Glorious Chanterelle Gnocchi

After having dinner at Hilltop Bistro, I was excitedly anticipating Ryan’s shared recipe. I wasn’t disappointed, my mouth started to water as soon as I read through the recipe. Then the drama started. I decided to make and photograph the gnocchi on a very busy day, well I guess around here that’s every day. At […]

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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.