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“What’s a smorgasbord mommy?” Memories of Frank Baker’s Attic

I was recently driving with some friends past the location of the old Park Royal Hotel in North Vancouver when a big grin crossed my face as we pulled up to the intersection of Marine Drive & Taylor Way.…

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Posted by: on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
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My Grandma Story at Rain City Chronicles

I was recently honoured to be invited to participate at a Rain City Chronicles event by telling a personal story that addressed the theme of “Recipe For…” along with fellow Foodists members Eagranie Yuh…

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Posted by: on Sunday, May 15th, 2011
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Where Food Comes From—A Childhood Memory

We’ve all heard stories about childhood food experiences, the memories of which scarred them for life. From my vegetarian friend’s story of eyeballs hanging from the eye sockets of a freshly clubbed, but still…

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Posted by: on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
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Contest: Win a Copy of Wisdom of the Last Farmer by David Mas Masumoto

This month’s contest prize is a copy of author, farmer, and slow food activist David Mas Masumoto‘s latest book Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land. (Free Press/Simon and Schuster, 288…

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Posted by: on Saturday, September 19th, 2009
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Where Does a Love of Food Begin?

This year we gave a Betty Crocker Easy Bake oven to our young niece Chloe, who has been baking cookies in it like a fiend ever since. A regular baker! And during the holidays my young nephew Landon and I spent some…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
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