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Harrison: Dining

While you’re off on the Circle Farm Tour of Harrison, all the snacking on locally grown and made products might make you want to tuck into a more substantial meal. It used to be that Harrison was a bit of a culinary…

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Posted by: on Sunday, May 10th, 2009
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Harrison: the Circle Farm Tour

As more and more people live in cities, the knowledge gap between where food comes from and how it gets to your table widens. It’s easy enough to live downtown and never go farther than your grocery store for…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 4th, 2009
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Refined Retreat on Granville Street

Once, when I first moved back to Vancouver, I went on a date to the Sugar Refinery. A boy and I sat on a purple couch and talked about rap music while hipsters posed around us. Both the boy and the venue were unmemorable,…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 26th, 2009
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Salt Spring Island Foodist Tour

In trying to narrow down destinations for a recent city break, my only real requirements were that there had to be something good to eat. That meant Chilliwack was out (although go a little farther and I’ve had a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
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Three Cheese Ravioli with Mushroom Ragù

Being laid off has left me with a sense of having lots of time on my hands and even though my natural tendency to cram days full to the gills makes that unlikely, it’s nevertheless unleashed a desire to make things…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 13th, 2009
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It goes without saying that it will rain the day after you take your umbrella out of your purse and by the same token, I should have known that a trendy, tasty Italian restaurant would open up in the culinary dead-zone…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 26th, 2009
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A Québécoise Cochon Feast

I recently asked Mark to recommend a cookbook and without hesitation, he gave me the name of Martin Picard’s Au Pied de Cochon – The Album. When I poured over it with as much enthusiasm as he hit me with, it…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
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