Wild Mushroom Risotto

My little piece of the Pacific Northwest is cooooold tonight.  Minus 5 (celsius) and a cloudless sky.  We got a sprinkling of snow on Superbowl Sunday and the icy breeze nipped at my exposed ears and nose on my walk home from work. I’ve been cooking vegetarian a few times a week; curried lentil stews,…

My Beauty Secrets Revealed: A Beauty tag

Talk us through your skincare regime… Skincare in my opinion is the most important thing to looking youthful and fresh. In the morning I follow 4 steps:  Cleanse I use CeraVe Foaming Cleanser for oily skin.  Peel : I use the Alpha Beta Peel pads by Dr. Dennis Gross. They are a simple two step…

Winter Braised Ribs with Mexican Mole

Christmas has come to an end. The shopping, the gifts, quality time with family and way too much chocolate.  It’s been mild as far as Winter goes. The rain incessant at times.  Dark grey clouds lay low hugging the tops of the coastal mountains; they feel almost close enough to reach out and touch.  There’s…

A Winter Wedding and My Heavenly Apple Pie Filling.

Seth and I were married last Saturday in the snowy mountain village of Whistler BC.  This was where we took our first weekend trip as a new couple almost 5 years ago.  I could never go to Whistler in the Summer though. For me it holds all the warm memories of the scenic drive along…

Day Off And American Thanksgiving

A luxury yacht cuts through the water, slowly moving up False Creek readying to dock at the marina.  I watch it out my window.  The rain hasn’t stopped since yesterday and it falls in that typical misty weeping we get in Autumn.  I wonder where they’re coming from; whale watching on Howe Sound?  Perhaps up…

Boscaiola – Italian Woodsman Pasta

Sunday’s are comforting aren’t they?  Especially in the Fall.  The sun streamed through the windows most of the day flooding the apartment with light and warmth; the cats lounging in sun beams on the warm hardwood floor.  We walked along the seawall to Granville Island, the best market in the city.  Farm fresh veggies and…