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BBQ Salmon À La Sooke

My buddy Handsome Rob (not my name for him – not that there’s anything wrong with that) took me salmon fishing out of Sooke on Sunday without much expectation. The big springs had moved through already, and he…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
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Dirty DISHrag!

Ever wonder what the chefs who’ve just created the most amazing culinary experience you’ve ever had in your life get up to once you’ve paid the cheque and are out the door? Well, now you can. If you want to.

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Posted by: on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
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Smash! My (New) Favourite Norwegian Junk Food.

I promised myself that on this trip to Norway, I would try as many authentic Norwegian foods as possible. New favourites would be found. I would spare no expense and no tastebuds in this venture. No animal nor vegetable…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
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White Truffle Gnocchi; or, Perfect Pillows of Pure Pleasure from Piedmont

Ah, white truffles. The season will be soon over, but you can still enjoy that intense, indescribably earthy, pungent flavour year-round with this recipe for white truffle gnocchi I nabbed from the chefs at West. I made…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 21st, 2008
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Salmonberries Are Here!

K. and I have lived in Vancouver for two years now, and have had little to do with the spectacular setting which frames the city. This last weekend, however, we got out of the house and into the woods for a little fresh…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 25th, 2007
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Value Wines of the Week

I’ve been away from posting on wines for a while now. Sorry. It’s the rain – very depressing and blog entry-suppressing. But today, I am inspired! This morning was so beautiful, and as I was walking to…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
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Overcome with Joie: the 2006 Release

I’ve enjoyed Michael Dinn and Heidi Noble’s Joie wines from their first vintage, and I was happy to have the opportunity to try the 2006 lineup last Saturday night, with the exception of the Muscat. For…

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Posted by: on Friday, April 20th, 2007
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Adventures in Bellingham Vol. I

I don’t presume to know anything about wine, but I’ll be goddammed if I don’t know when something is delicious. As I make my way into my mid twenties, a nip of the old vino tastes better and better all…

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Posted by: on Saturday, February 24th, 2007
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Long Live The (Granola) King!

I picked up some granola at the Farmer’s Market at the Wise Hall in East Van Saturday morning, and it’s deeelish. If it’s ten bucks for a package, it better be good, right? Well, The Granola King…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 9th, 2007
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Cheap Wine of the Week

This week it’s pizza wine! Pizza with the kids last Friday got me thinking about it, and while there’s plenty out there to chose from, you can’t go wrong with this classic from Italy, Ruffino Chianti…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 2nd, 2007
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Cheap Wine of the Week

Pinotage is not my favorite grape variety. The high-toned, often bitter examples I’ve had in the past mean that it doesn’t even make the top twenty. But if there were more wines like the Graham Beck…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 22nd, 2007
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Vij’s Cookbook

Today is my sister in law Rebekka’s birthday, and to start it off right Kristil and I had her over for breakfast this morning. Honest, tasty fare, whipped up by Kristil before I could even drag my butt out of bed:…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 18th, 2007
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Cheap Wine of the Week

My cheap wine find this week is Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2005, from South Africa (SKU# 613414). Its deep gold colour promises a rich experience, and the wine delivers with lovely aromas of beeswax, pineapple, minerals and…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 13th, 2007
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Wines for the Holidays

Here’s a few reasonably priced holiday wine recommendations (either for giving or drinking, or both) from among the many wines I’ve tried in the past few weeks. For the whites, both the Seven Hills Viognier…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
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Not Yer Mum’s Macaroni

I recently had pals Monica and Andrew over from Victoria, where they run Ottavio, only the best little deli/gourmet food store on the whole of Vancouver Island. For an afternoon, they took me along on their trapline of…

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Posted by: on Friday, December 8th, 2006
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