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A Croque Madame, s’il vous plait?

A Croque Madame, s’il vous plait?

I tried these delights on my first trip to France in the early 2000’s. And more recently Russ + I have enjoyed beautifully made ones at Stable House Bistro on South Granville in Vancouver.  And we make them at home too. When the world is back to normal and we can go back to travelling…

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By Karen, June 1, 2021
Catch it because you Can!

Catch it because you Can!

Once upon a time, there were two local fishermen who took pride in their carefully harvested daily catches.   Those two fishermen, Dane Chauvel and Steve Johansen had beautifully preserved fish that were categorized and thrown into the ‘general’ pile of fish at the cannery. This pile of fish also contained stale and mangled bodies, which…

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By Karen, May 26, 2021
Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo

This blog is sponsored by City Avenue Market It’s Mexican Fiesta time.  As much as Taco Tuesdays’ have me with both hands up, I am forever cooking with the same spice blends that have my heart and palate. Also it’s quite appropriate that today is Cinco De Mayo.  Cinco de Mayo commemorates a single battle…

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By Karen, May 4, 2021
Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

This blog is sponsored by City Avenue Market The idea around coffee cake is to have it with coffee, it doesn’t have coffee in it. Well, I guess it could but this version does not.  What I can promise you is this, it’s delicious with a cappuccino, a freshly brewed percolator of coffee or your…

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By Karen, April 6, 2021
Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls

that are nutritious + delicious Peanut butter is a staple in the Davidson house. And peanut butter balls are huge during the festive Christmas season. They also just got an overhaul.  I’ve changed it up as the Christmas peanut butter balls, the ones full of white sugar.  The biggest change is the addition of dates…

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By Karen, March 9, 2021
Red Thai Curry

Red Thai Curry

This blog is sponsored by City Avenue Market Are you still in warm and cozy mode? This red thai curry will have you in your blanket in front of the telly in no time. Guilty pleasures of television are where it’s at! Vegetables are my thing so I add in as many as I can,…

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By Karen, March 3, 2021
Who is BC Brine?

Who is BC Brine?

What’s cool as a cucumber, vinegary on the taste buds, and has that crunchy texture you can’t resist? Pickles, of course! (To be specific, BC-grown craft pickles!) What is pickling, anyway? Pickling is a method of food preservation that gives foods longer shelf life. Traditionally, the word ‘pickle’ refers to pickled cucumbers. Any other pickled…

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By Karen, February 18, 2021
Cheese lovers unite; a dish to savour around your table

Cheese lovers unite; a dish to savour around your table

Raclette was first introduced to me at my friends Sue’s house on Christmas Eve many moons ago.  I had no idea what it was or how much I’d love it. Boiled potatoes and cheese? Okay. Made in your own little pan on a grill on your table. Okay. Chicken, beef, seafood, veggies, potatoes, cheese, pickles…

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By Karen, December 29, 2020
We are all in kinship: Kindred Cultures

We are all in kinship: Kindred Cultures

Health is on everyone’s minds as we head into the cold season. Immune boosters are being hit heavy. We are wearing heavier layers, snuggling more, lighting the fireplace, and sipping on our favourite immunity elixirs.   Meet my immunity boosting friend, the water kefir beverage line by Kindred Cultures! Lyndsay, CEO of Kindred Cultures, noticed that…

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By Karen, November 25, 2020
So Close, Yet So Far: Exploring the Wonders of Tofino

So Close, Yet So Far: Exploring the Wonders of Tofino

One of the many reasons I love calling British Columbia home is that there is always something special just around the bend.  Take Vancouver Island. At certain spots, this massive island is less than 20 km from the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver. Yet once you arrive, it’s as if you’ve been transported to…

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By Karen, October 21, 2020
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