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DinnerPartyYVR is coming back to Vancouver

March 6, 2016

The biggest, boldest, most philanthropic dinner party is coming back to Vancouver on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 with the fourth annual DinnerPartyYVR. In just over a month, Vancouver hobby chefs will open their homes, kitchens and hearts to host a simultaneous dinner party taking place all across…

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Vodka-Soaked Tipsy Tomatoes

February 12, 2016

Happy Valentines Day! Here's an easy-to-make, three ingredient boozy tomato appetizer just in time for you to whip up a batch for your lover (or your fine self) this holiday weekend. However, I really think these vodka-soaked Tipsy Tomatoes work for lots of celebrations throughout the year - per…

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Windset Farms Recipe Round-Up

January 11, 2016

Happy 2016, all! I'm feeling optimistic about this year and looking forward to lots of great experimental cooking in the coming months. To start 2016 off right, I want to give a huge shout-out to Windset Farms and share my favourite Devour & Conquer Windset Recipes from the past year.

Windset…

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Where to Eat on Vancouver Island - Oceanside

August 11, 2015

I'm happy to be back again as a guest blogger with Food Bloggers of Canada as part of their 2015 cross-country restaurant round-up featuring great places to eat across Canada. When you're looking to really get into the food of a city or region, these overviews are a great way to catch of glimpse…

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Windset Farms Spring Veggie Giveaway

April 6, 2015

Fill your kitchen with the freshest greenhouse vegetables this spring with my Windset Farm Spring Veggie Giveaway to win one of two prizes of a huge home delivery of Windset produce, along with some tasty-looking Windset swag, valued at $50 each (open to residents of Western Canada & US where Wi…

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West coast farm-to-table dining at Radius Food Co.

March 16, 2015

When I first heard word of the March 2015 opening of Radius Food Company, Central Vancouver Island's newest local restaurant, I was immediately intrigued. It's the kind of fresh, farm-to-table British Columbia cuisine I've been craving, and instead of opening hours away in a Vancouver, Victoria …

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Twisty Cucumber Salad

January 7, 2015

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to the months ahead, filled with cooking exploration as I learn new techniques and create fun recipes here on Devour & Conquer. To offset the treats and holiday dinners of December, let's kick off the first Wednesday of 2015 with an entertaining and healthy sala…

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Fresh Roma Tomato Marinara Sauce

December 10, 2014

 

It's another Windset Wednesday here on Devour & Conquer and today I'm focusing on Windset Roma Tomatoes and sharing a recipe to create a from-scratch, homemade Fresh Tomato Marinara sauce.

Using ripe Roma tomatoes rather than canned brings subtle sweetness and a big burst of fresh flavour to th…

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Sweet Bell Pepper Hummus Trio with Windset Farms

December 3, 2014

Bringing bright colours and big flavours to your appetizer table, this Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus Trio recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and creates an eye-catching snack for family and friends.

I'm thrilled to share that today is Devour & Conquer's first Windset Farms Wednesday post, and mor…

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CAVU Kitchen Bar opens in Richmond

October 14, 2014

 

I recently attended the launch party of the new CAVU Kitchen Bar in Richmond, British Columbia located at the Vancouver Airport Hilton. (Must start by noting the gorgeous ice sculpture martini luge sitting on CAVU's bar, carved especially for the launch party, gorgeous!)

Seeking to bring a grea…

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Pizza perfection at The Parlour Yaletown

August 7, 2014

Whenever I get the chance to float away from Vancouver Island and visit Vancouver's big city lights, I try to seek out new and different restaurants. With that attitude in mind, I tried a Vancouver Foodster Restaurant Tasting event a few months back and was introduced to The Parlour Yaletown.

My …

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Dunk A Foodie for the Food Bank

June 29, 2014

Are you heading to Parksville's famous Canada Day celebration on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island on Tuesday? Come and Dunk a Foodie for the Food Bank!

The brains behind the Parksville/QB Eat Out Restaurant Guide, which I was proud to write early this year, will be hosting a dunk tank located …

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Creating your own edible small space garden

May 22, 2014

Can we finally officially call it spring across the country? I know we've had it easy on the west coast as snow persisted across much of Canada, but the great white north is finally melting back to a soft spring green hue, so it's time to start thinking about getting some edible plants growing at …

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An Okanagan farm-to-table al fresco dining experience

May 21, 2014

I recently attended the 2014 Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop, taking place this year in Kelowna, British Columbia May 9th-11th. The weekend of writing workshops and local food and wine tasting experiences is organized annually by talented writer and book author Jennifer Cockrall-King. She wo…

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The Maple Nut Crosby Canuck Cookie

May 4, 2014

There's something so satisfying about a chewy, moist and flavour-packed molasses cookie. Crosby's Molasses recently put a call out to Food Bloggers of Canada members to create a new cookie recipe using the classic Canadian molasses we all know and love, and I had a great time creating a tribute to…

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Live Below The Line Day 4 - Eating on $1.75 as a team

May 1, 2014

 

It's Day Four of the Live Below The Line Challenge poverty awareness campaign and Team Devour & Conquer Poverty is going strong (well, going anyway... we're a little weakened and lacking energy). With the end in sight and tomorrow being the final day of the challenge to eat only $1.75 each in fo…

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Live Below The Line Challenge Update - Our Team

April 29, 2014

We're going strong with the Live Below The Line Challenge and I wanted to take a little time to introduce our local team and talk about how the challenge of only eating $1.75 in food each day is working for us seven so far.

Team Devour & Conquer Poverty

Who we are:

Myself, a food writer along…

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Vancouver Culinary Scavenger Hunt & Giveaway

April 24, 2014

Living on Vancouver Island, I'm so close yet so far away from Vancouver's vibrant foodie scene. I get to enjoy the odd lunch or dinner when I come into the city on business, but I really wanted to do some restaurant exploring in Western Canada's largest city.

Then the perfect opportunity popped u…

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Tea Sparrow Review, Discount and Giveaway

March 6, 2014

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love getting things by mail. When I was little I always wanted to be the one checking our mailbox when the little red flag popped up (ah, days gone by when we all had a mailbox of our own). As an adult with the vast majority of my work being done in fro…

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Snacks by Mail - A Snackbox Review & Giveaway

December 10, 2013

If you're an adventurous Canadian foodie who loves snacks and enjoys fun packages delivered to your door, Snackbox is for you.

This new subscription service is available nation-wide, sending a monthly snack box crammed with 10-12 unique and healthy snack choices to your door. There are 1, 3 and 6…

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