Author Results

Soma Chocolatemaker, Raising the Bar

There are only a few artisan chocolate makers in North America making chocolate the way it should be; in small batches, made from organic beans purchased directly from the cocoa plantations. Soma, nestled in…

Read More

Posted by: on Sunday, May 1st, 2011
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Making Ice Cream The Old Fashioned Way

I have great memories of the first time I made ice cream as a kid. We used ice and salt, placed the cream mixture in a sandwich bag. The bag is placed in the can with the ice and salt, then we rolled the can down the…

Read More

Posted by: on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Julie & Julia

If you love to cook, you must go see Julie & Julia.  The film opened August 7th, and has been causing quite a stir among culinary adventurers. Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Julia Child is charming, witty, and…

Read More

Posted by: on Monday, August 10th, 2009
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Guinness Chocolate Cake

I’m always up for an adventure, especially when that adventure includes eating probably one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever had. I was very curious about what cake with beer in it would taste like, but you…

Read More

Posted by: on Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Cream Puff Daddy

Looking for a really amazing cream puff? Beard Papas, recently opened up here in Vancouver and I’ll admit there have been a few late night trips to their Denman Street location since then. If you order a box to…

Read More

Posted by: on Thursday, February 12th, 2009
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

DB Bistro Moderne

Fellow Foodists Steph, Todd, my husband and I had a great dinner at db Bistro Moderne a few nights ago. I was really looking forward to dining there, and seeing what the designers did with the décor in the transformation…

Read More

Posted by: on Monday, January 26th, 2009
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Matcha Tea Truffles

When I think of dark chocolate, matcha tea is something I never considered as a pairing. I first experienced these truffles at Hapa Izakaya restaurant, as a dessert. The combination was so perfect, I couldn’t get enough…

Read More

Posted by: on Saturday, January 24th, 2009
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Are You In or Are You Out?

It’s that time of the year again when the city’s restaurants open their doors for the annual Dine-Out Vancouver. This year’s event runs from Jan 14 to Februrary 1, and it show cases the city’s…

Read More

Posted by: on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments »

Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

A few years ago, I added this recipe for cranberry and white chocolate shortbread to my list of cookies I bake every Christmas.  This recipe has become a holiday favorite in my house, and will knock the socks off any…

Read More

Posted by: on Monday, December 15th, 2008
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Brown Sugar Baked Brie

Baked Brie has been known to cause at stir at parties, but this brown sugar baked brie is a show stopper. The recipe is very easy, and requires only three ingredients. Every time I make this brie, I wonder how something…

Read More

Posted by: on Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Bringing Back the Bee

The Honey Bee Centre in Cloverdale BC is a great place to reconnect with nature, and the good old honey bee. While you’re there, you will learn about bee keeping as well as the process involved in making quality honey.…

Read More

Posted by: on Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »