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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 soup 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…

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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
Wild Foraging with Chef Paul Moran

Wild Foraging with Chef Paul Moran

The act of foraging: to search for wild food. When you are a chef and a fifth-generation forager, what do you do after restaurant life? You follow your roots and host foraging and food adventures in your town. Tofino, British Columbia – to be exact – where the seaweed is abundant, the mushroom game is…

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By Karen, September 21, 2020
A New Obsession! CharBlue Spice Rubs

A New Obsession! CharBlue Spice Rubs

Local Chef Jeffery Young has designed a line of meat and seafood rubs, Char Blue Premium Spice Rub Co.   Chef Jeffrey works with small batches of freshly ground, premium sourced spices to ensure freshness and quality consistency in his locally made products. The line consists of unique blends for pork, beef, poultry, and seafood. Being…

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By Karen, July 22, 2020
Hosting a Virtual Gala: Pandemic Edition

Hosting a Virtual Gala: Pandemic Edition

History has been made.   Our Ambassador team rocked the socks off a virtual gala, and made history.  Not only here in the Royal City of New Westminster, but throughout the ‘sparklehead’ community. The Hyack Ambassadors is a Leadership Program open to young women, 16-18 years of age who reside in the Royal City of New…

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By Karen, July 16, 2020
Covid-19 + All. The. Things.

Covid-19 + All. The. Things.

I know the whole idea is to be upbeat and positive because “this too shall pass.”  But the truth is, I constantly go from spurts of “I’m all good’ to “WTF is this real?” Yet COVID has given me lots of things – health and fitness being number one. Health and Fitness I did a…

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By Karen, May 8, 2020
Living the Sweet Life with Kidd Bros. Honey

Living the Sweet Life with Kidd Bros. Honey

When a company you’re blogging about is just shy of the age of the city you live in you take some notes from the elders.  Or is that just me? No not just me, you’ll definitely want to hear about this long standing company that produces non GMO honey. My favorite way to have my…

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By Karen, April 9, 2020
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