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Tulum: Part 1

The last time I was in Mexico, I was a pale 17 year old, away from home and my family for the first time. I was sent to Monterrey as part of an exchange program, and promptly adapted to the strict diet of  homemade…

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Posted by: on Sunday, August 26th, 2012
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The Resolutions and The French 75

I’ve never been all that good at New Year’s Resolutions. Like most people, any half-hearted attempt of mine to carry out a well meaning intent rarely makes it past the first few weeks. I’ll start running…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
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Foodists Bake for the Quake

When we were approached a few weeks back by fellow Foodist Melody Fury about helping out with the bake sale she and Joy were organizing, the response was a resounding yes. With a collective of passionate food worshippers,…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
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Turkey Gumbo

I have a confession. I’ve never been a fan of turkey. No matter how it was prepared, whether it be lovingly roasted, minced or turned into my Mom’s famous curry, there was something about that big bird that never…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 21st, 2011
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Lift Autumn Tasting preview

Living in Vancouver, a Foodist is spoiled for choice. With the number of restaurants opening, months, even years, can pass by before finally getting to that restaurant you’ve wanted to try. Such is the case with…

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Posted by: on Monday, October 25th, 2010
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Langley Circle Farm Tour

There’s something to be said about spending some time in your own backyard as a tourist, to visit places you normally wouldn’t think to, or stop in somewhere instead of passing by without a second thought.…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 6th, 2010
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Swiss Chard with fresh pasta and brown butter

Sunday nights are generally reserved for something a little special, slow cooked roasts or something more elaborate inspired by whatever I was able to get my hands on at the farmers’ market or Granville Island, but…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 14th, 2010
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Gracias Madre

My love for Mexican cuisine started at the tender age of 17, when en route to Mazatlan, we stopped at a remote village somewhere just west of Torreón and entered a ramshackle hut where, amidst the dust of the road, I was…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
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Spiced blueberry and orange olive oil muffins

It is Sunday morning, one of those rare, sunny January days where brunch plans have been cancelled last minute and I haven’t made it out to do my grocery shopping. A quick glance in my fridge is less than inspiring;…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 18th, 2010
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Potato crack

Potatoes are one of those foods that somehow make me feel just a little guilty, mashed, baked, roasted, gnocci’ed, it doesn’t really matter. Like pasta, the sheer pleasure of consuming whatever varietal of…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 4th, 2010
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Beef Stroganoff

Stroganoff was one of the first recipes I learned through instinct, passed onto my mother through my Uncle Mike, a Ukranian neighbor in Calgary (who was also responsible for my early addiction to homemade perogies). It…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
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