Loaded Hummus Dinner

The sun is setting and the sky is all blue and orange with streaky clouds.  Today was warm, too much for my jean jacket and I removed it while I shopped on South Granville.  I picked up a soft track suit at TNA for the flight to Europe in June.  Time is passing quickly, before…

A Weekend Catch Up – (And Recipe for My Vietnamese Salad Rolls)

  Sunday.  Blue skies and big white fluffy clouds.  The storm has passed.  On Friday and Saturday we got more rain than all of March.  We drove through the storm, my sister, mother and I, along country roads to the town of Langley where we found the perfect dress for my sister’s upcoming wedding,  then…

Saturday Night Chinese Take-Out. (Beef Broccoli & Fried Rice).

Sometimes you just really need some good ol’ fashion greasy take-out.  And this is a blog about Comfort Food.  Last night was the perfect time to pull out my Beef Broccoli and Fried Rice recipes.  The NBA All Star weekend was on, Seth was enjoying a beer in the living room so I figured instead…

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,…

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…

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…

Italian Zucchini Ribbon Salad

I had the most amazing birthday this year. 5 days of celebrations; family dinners, presents, parties, I was spoiled.  On the actual day of my birthday, my Fiancee and I had dinner at Savio Volpe an Italian Osteria on Kingsway.  We were still on an Italy high having flown home just a week before and…