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I dream about Yew’s Chef Grant Macdonald

Confession time: I dream about Grant Macdonald, Chef at Yew Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. OK, I don’t actually dream about Grant specifically—though he is a really charming guy—but rather his…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Dear Gruyere – I think I love you

Tonight I had a wonderful date with a block of Gruyere.  It was romantic yet rustic, gourmet yet approachable, subtle yet incredibly sexy. I had forgotten that I purchased a block of this sweet and nutty delight before…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 7th, 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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On The Side

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and it’s time to start the menu planning and shopping.  But once you’ve got your turkey and stuffing, what else will fill your plate? I’m a fan of riced potatoes, green…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »