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A Phil Scarfone-Paul Moran Collab: Adventures in Foraged, Italian-Inspired Deliciousness 

A Phil Scarfone-Paul Moran Collab: Adventures in Foraged, Italian-Inspired Deliciousness 

Picture this: it’s a super low key Friday evening at home with Russ. I pick up my phone, click over to Instagram, and see a post from Chef Paul Moran. It reads: 10 spots left for a Phil Scarfone-Paul Moran collab.  I sit up, say, “No way!” and see that the date is set for…

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By Karen, December 4, 2019
The Phamily Table: Vietnamese inspired sauces and catering that tell a family story

The Phamily Table: Vietnamese inspired sauces and catering that tell a family story

Brandon Pham, founder of the Vancouver Vietnamese catering company The Phamily Table, knew his calling at a young age.   He worked with his mom in the family kitchen at 12 years old, pickling vegetables using their Vietnamese heritage craft.  He never could shake the aromas of the spices that filled their house. Even at that…

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By Karen, November 19, 2019
Celebrating Baby Right: Hosting a baby shower to remember

Celebrating Baby Right: Hosting a baby shower to remember

Some say I like my fun with a tinge of stress. Maybe that’s why hosting a baby shower for my niece Becca this past Sunday was so enjoyable. Seriously though…I love hosting people for a meaningful event. Consider this post a resource for party host tips– if you’re as intense about the details as I…

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By Karen, November 6, 2019
Yoggu Foods’ Coconut Yogurt Will Help You Kiss Dairy Goodbye

Yoggu Foods’ Coconut Yogurt Will Help You Kiss Dairy Goodbye

(With Easy-Peasy Pumpkin-Spice Yogurt Recipe Just In Time For Fall)  Yogurt alternatives are becoming big, and luckily here in Vancouver, we have our own delicious dairy-free coconut yogurt, courtesy of Yoggu Foods.   Yoggu is the only dairy-free yogurt alternative in the marketplace that uses organic young coconut meat, in addition to our other clean ingredients…

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By Karen, October 23, 2019
Feast of Fields: Bring an appetite to this gourmet harvest festival featuring Vancouver’s local food producers

Feast of Fields: Bring an appetite to this gourmet harvest festival featuring Vancouver’s local food producers

When I picked up my wine glass and cloth napkin at Richmond’s Feast of Fields gourmet harvest festival, I knew it was going to be a great afternoon. The event, designed to show off Vancouver’s local food producers and allow the farm folk to mingle with the city folk (like me), is incredible. But here’s…

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By Karen, October 2, 2019
Local Vancouver Pierogies Flavoured by Friendships

Local Vancouver Pierogies Flavoured by Friendships

One of my must-ask questions when writing about a local food producer is the story behind the name.  I love names.  When Yvonne, maker of local Vancouver pierogies, founded her company, she was encouraged to think of a name that has a personal meaning. I’d say the one she came up with – Nina’s Pierogies…

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By Karen, September 11, 2019
Royal City Donuts: Artisanal New Westminster Made Donuts To Die For

Royal City Donuts: Artisanal New Westminster Made Donuts To Die For

It’s a good week. That’s because, this week, I’m taste testing donuts. What’s the verdict on Royal City Donuts (made by the incredible Jonathan Goodridge)? I give them a solid “yum.” Bonus points: these New Westminster made donuts are ultra local for me as I live in the Royal City myself.  My verdict came through…

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By Karen, August 14, 2019
Florence: A delectable balance of adventure and serenity

Florence: A delectable balance of adventure and serenity

During our whirlwind trip to Italy, my sister-in-law Linda and I arrived at the Florence train station in the late afternoon. Across the street, after a few lefts and rights, we found our home for the next 5 days: the hotel Sina Villa Medici Autograph Collection, a refurbished 19th-century palazzo.   The Sina Villa Medici Autograph…

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By Karen, August 8, 2019
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BobAli Foods: Local Vancouver dips and spreads with full-on flavour

BobAli Foods: Local Vancouver dips and spreads with full-on flavour

Are you as interested as I am as to how the local Vancouver food producer BobAli Foods got their name?  It was the first question I asked them. Inquiring minds need to know, right?! Well, Moe, one of dips and spreads company BobAli’s partners, has the answer: its homage to their parents. Moe’s dad’s name…

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By Karen, July 24, 2019
Simply Delish: Handmade, local food in Langley, BC that’s unmissable

Simply Delish: Handmade, local food in Langley, BC that’s unmissable

Simply Delish provides vegan, handmade, local food in Langley, BC, and you’ve got to try it.  I’ve met owners Chelsey and Brad Hawkings in the Fraser Valley food scene and I just love how bubbly and friendly they both are.   Seriously, watch Chelsey’s insta stories– her sweet personality will make you laugh.  My favourite…

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By Karen, July 9, 2019
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At this point, I understand myself well enough to know exactly how to cultivate joy on my own terms. So I savour life like I would a 9-course meal…with wine pairings, naturally. This is where you can draw inspiration for living your most adventurous, courageous, luxurious, and beautiful life—one delectably guiltless mouthful at a time.
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