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Thanksgiving pumpkin pie revisited

How many pumpkin pie posts are too many? None I say! Especially when it’s Thanksgiving time again in Canada! A few years back I wrote about how I attempted to make pumpkin pie the old fashion way, and in the end…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Blueberry Almond Financier Cake

My favourite part of the summer harvest season is eating through all of the different types of fruits. The beginning of summer (whether the Vancouver weather knows it or not) means strawberries in June, to be followed by…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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The Importance of Dessert

Meet Sarah Reinertsen our latest guest contributor.  The fortunate instance of a bus breakdown in the Himalayan foothills – after the bus driver tried unsuccessfully to fix the malfunction with a 2×4 and a hose –…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
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A Foodists Valentine

Like many modern holidays, Valentines Day had sombre beginnings that have morphed into a celebration of the more happy things in life. Valentine’s Day was originally created to honour Christian martyrs that were named…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 13th, 2012
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The Most Delicious Pear & Almond Tart

“An apple resists being eaten. An apple is not eaten, it is conquered. The crunchiness of a pear is far more appealing. It is giving and fragile. To eat a pear is akin to … kissing.” — Beatrice…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 24th, 2011
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Tiramisu (“Pull Me Higher”)

My Aunt Bina (in Italian, “Zia Bina”) is a woman of admirable talents. As a member of the Catholic Women’s League, she routinely solicits her fellow parishioners on behalf of local poor. She ruthlessly haggles with…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 30th, 2011
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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…

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Posted by: on Sunday, May 1st, 2011
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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Our guest contributor today, Cara Payne,  shares her famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. I love this recipe, as does everyone who eats it! If you’re looking for a delicious, warm, light and fluffy, caramel and whipped cream…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 18th, 2011
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Lychee Ginger White Tea Poached Asian Winter Pear

The last of our unique Chinese New Year recipes created by Vancouver’s Chinese food guru Nathan Fong is a dessert of Asian winter pear poached in lychee ginger white tea and served with a delicious chocolate spice…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
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What to spend your xmas money on

Okay, so you didn’t get everything you wanted, got some cash and haven’t totally overdone it on baked goods. What to do? How about a copy of Bon Appetit’s latest tome, Desserts? Even if you don’t…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
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Who’s Got the Most Creative Dessert Menu?

Which restaurants do YOU think have the most creative desserts? 99% of the time when I eat out, I order desserts. In the past few years though, compared to how interesting and mind-boggling savory dishes have become, I…

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Posted by: on Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Fried Bananas…Thai style

Dessert is my favorite course of the meal, hands down, no question. Yet lately I’ve been greatly disappointed at the redundancy of desserts in restaurants–there’s always some version of the molten…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
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Ben & Mark Explore Summer Night Market

Ben and I had some fun exploring the Summer Night Market in Richmond recently, with videographers Nathan and Ryan capturing our culinary misadventure on camera. The idea was to give people who haven’t enjoyed a trip…

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Posted by: on Friday, September 3rd, 2010
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Although we had a late start, this has been the summer of dining al fresco. From working lunches to beach n’ Bocce dinners, I have attempted to consume this season’s bounty outdoors. Some of my favourite…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 27th, 2010
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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…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
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