Seasonal treat One of my favourite times of the year is when I see those huge bins of freshly harvested ears of corn at the market. Corn on the cob, a great Canadian (and American) tradition that thankfully remains a seasonal treat that we can look forward to every year. It means fall is on […]
West End farmers market The farmers market has finally started in the West End of Vancouver and we had our first walk through of the season a few weekends ago. It was a perfect day with the sun shining. A nice spread of veggies (organic and conventional), honey, preserves, farm fresh meat, even some tasty artisanal potato chips were […]
The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning The landscape of our cookbook collection has changed a little lately and we like it. The idea of living off the grid and being self-sufficient has never been so appealing and, in light of the looming US election, we are definitely not alone in yearning to escape society […]
Quick change artists Like some kind of lifestyle quick change artists we slipped into Vancouver, exchanging our “slippahs” and board shorts for flannel and fly rods in our friend’s basement storage locker where she kindly made some space for our gear. Donning proper attire for the Pacific Northwest we were ready to head towards the […]
Things change quickly Within a few weeks we’ve hung up our backpacks, found an apartment in Vancouver, Nat got a job and we’ve decided to make this city home again for a while. How did you spend your week? You can see all photos here.
Alone again During week 44 we took some more walks in the forest, dropped our visitors off at the ferry for their flights home and started planning our return to the mainland. How did you spend your week? You can see all photos here.
In Quebec I have been fortunate to work in two kitchens in Quebec during my career and know first hand their respect for and love affair with wild game. In fact one of the restaurants had an all game menu in the fall and it is where I cut my teeth as a Saucier and […]
This post brought to you by Weber Grills Canada. The content and opinions expressed below are that of A Cook Not Mad. When summer finally arrives in Canada it’s like receiving a reward after enduring a long, sometimes bone numbingly cold, winter. In many parts of Canada, summers can be short but Canadians know how […]