What the hell is that? Most people’s reaction when they hear I am brewing water kefir is “what the hell is that?” And that’s when I launch into a kind of (but not really) complicated explanation of what kefir is and the benefits of its consumption slowly lulling them to sleep. It is when the […]
Lists are everywhere Lists are everywhere now in social media and mainstream media. An evolution of our shrinking attention span and need to be spoon fed the bullet points. Sometimes, with a hefty dose of advertising hidden within, that we gobble up without notice, like hiding a dog’s medication deep in its food. My whole […]
Li hing mui Directly translated “li hing mui” means traveling plum and it is no wonder since it is exactly that, a small deeply coloured plum that is cured with salt and then dried, preserving it for travel. With roots in China, these little salty sweet and sour nuggets have traveled all over the world, […]
Making sushi and sashimi Talk to most people about making sushi and sashimi and you will hear tales of Samurai like chefs who train day in and day out whils honing their precision with repetition. Laser sharp knives slicing exact copies of pristine fish and fusing it to perfectly cooked rice with what seems like sleight […]
Goodbye 2015 This week we spent time celebrating with friends, eating and drinking too much and ushering in 2016 with a little cleansing ceremony in our new home. Week 52 of this 365 Project marks not only the end of another year but the end of the 365 Project for me. I will start a different type […]
Holidays and the spirit This week went by in a blur. The city is filled with colourful lights and decorations but it still doesn’t feel like Christmas. Seems that as you get older you need to search out the holiday spirit more than when you were young. We wish you all Happy Holidays and hope the spirit […]
Simple crostini toppings The holidays can be overwhelming with all the shopping that needs to be done and socializing that is expected but it doesn’t need to be that way. If you’re hosting a get together, plan something simple but elegant like a cocktail party. If you don’t have a well stocked bar you could […]
A cat café and returning to Vancouver After a week in Ottawa and a visit to the Siberian Cat Café in Chelsea (which was pretty awesome) I returned to a chilly and wet Vancouver. How did you spend your week? You can see all photos here.