Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

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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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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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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An Amazing Maize Maze!

Growing up in the Northwest Territories, every year my brother and I enviously beheld CBC TV specials that divulged what Thanksgiving was really supposed to look like. Pumpkin patches, tractor rides and fantastic fields of corn. T’was all a remarkable fantasy equal to living in Candyland in our opinion. During the seven years that I lived on Vancouver […]

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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.