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Korean women try American BBQ for the first time

February 9, 2016

This is my current favourite foodie video, can't get enough of these awesome Korean women trying three different kinds of American-style BBQ for the first time -  the noises of approval they make as they really start getting into the tasting experience are perfect.

Love their faces when they see…

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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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DIY Olive Oil Tasting Party

November 18, 2013

Ah, olive oil. We use in our cooking, we drizzle it on our salads, but do we really take the time to think about what kinds of olive oils we like, and what flavours best match our personal preferences?

California Olive Ranch, the largest North American grower and processor of olive oils, wants to c…

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Off to Eat. Write.Retreat in Philadelphia

May 27, 2013

I'll be hopping on a series of cross-country flights later this week to attend Eat.Write.Retreat in Philadelphia, where I'll be spending the weekend with foodie writers from across North America exploring great cooking, photography, products and writing... along with lots of eating, of course! And…

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Vij's Chicken Curry Recipe & Cookalong Review

March 14, 2013

It was with great pleasure that I participated in last week's first ever Live Online Cookalong with Vikram Vij. I had a blast cooking along with Vikram and found the opportunity to tweet questions to directly to him as I cooked during the broadcast was invaluable.

Lucky for everyone who missed it…

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Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop showcases Kelowna this April

March 12, 2013

Have you always dreamed of writing about food and wine, but have never known quite where to start? Or are you a well-seasoned writer who needs a little inspiration to keep your stories fresh in 2013? Then the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop (OKFWWW) is just the thing to sink your teeth into …

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Menu & Shopping for Vij's Live Cookalong

March 5, 2013

Are you going to join the rest of Canada learning how to cook an Indian Family Feast live online with Vikram Vij?

I certainly am, and have been looking forward to learning what meal Vikram will be teaching all of us. Announced this week in newspapers across Canada, it's going to be...

Vij Family…

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Canada's first online live Cookalong with Vikram Vij

February 20, 2013

Have you ever dreamed of your favourite chef coming into right your kitchen to teach you how to cook a dinner just like them?

When I have these dreams, one of the faces I wish I could see beside me at the stove is Vikram Vij, award-winning chef, author and Canadian hero of Indian cuisine. Well, th…

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Dirty Apron Cooking School makes learning new techniques a delicious experience

November 24, 2012


Since I began trying to change myself from a lazy food re-heater to a self-taught home cook, I've always been ready to just jump into the deep end and teach myself new techniques and recipes from cookbooks, cooking shows and the internet (thank you, elderly Jewish grandma on YouTube who taught me ho…

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