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Get to know Quesava!

Get to know Quesava!

On a trip to Brazil, Frances, the female founder of “Quesava,”  felt inspired to create a local product that reflected a local Brazilian recipe called “Pao De Queijo,” a traditionally gluten-free recipe made with Cassava flour, a mix of cheeses, eggs and milk. It all started in 1999 when the company came to life right…

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By Karen, November 23, 2021
Glazed Pumpkin Scones

Glazed Pumpkin Scones

Did you know that pumpkin scones came from Australia?  Before you send me a DM; I want to clarify that scones themselves originated in Scotland. Are we good now?  Pumpkin was introduced to Australia by the First Fleet back in 1788.  Pumpkins especially liked it up in the Queensland region, Queensland even have their own…

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By Karen, November 3, 2021
Garlicky Spaghetti Squash

Garlicky Spaghetti Squash

Hands up for stews, braised beef, mashed potatoes, turkey dinners (Thanksgiving is this weekend), spaghetti + meatballs oh, and hearty soups! ME! Then hands up for a comfort food that’s not full of sauce! Me also! How about you? October is the month the comforts ramp up for me.  For example, I am wrapped in…

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By Karen, October 6, 2021
The Fall Classic, Apple Crisp

The Fall Classic, Apple Crisp

Here we go! The apples are abundant and this apple crisp recipe is super delicious! The buttery oat topping that interlaces with cinnamon, cloves + nutmeg.  Oh my gosh, I can smell it!  So many favourite recipes to make with fresh BC Apples.  Let me name a few – apple pie, apple tarts (maybe add…

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By Karen, September 1, 2021
Spreading the Love!

Spreading the Love!

When it comes to the food industry, there’s a LOT that I remain inspired by, from my fellow foodies to their companies and their stories. And because of their inspiration and ability to pave the way, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am extremely honoured to announce that I am on the judging…

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By Karen, August 9, 2021
Simply Delish, No Churn Ice Cream

Simply Delish, No Churn Ice Cream

Get your ice cream scoop, cones and bowls ready… There are so many variations of ice cream but one thing is for sure, it all starts with a base.  I made this ice cream a bunch of years ago and decided it was time to make some berry delish ice cream, then there’s blackberries readily…

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By Karen, August 4, 2021
Boosh, Bouche + Beatles

Boosh, Bouche + Beatles

I tend to get a smile on my face every time I look at a package of Boosh Food. That’s because the package is smiling right back at me. The smiling mouth is part of the Boosh Food’s logo. The name Boosh comes from ‘bouche’ which is French for mouth. The Urban Dictionary describes ‘boosh’…

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By Karen, July 20, 2021
It’s a Cool, Whipped Strawberry Dessert

It’s a Cool, Whipped Strawberry Dessert

This blog is sponsored by City Avenue Market Strawberry picking was a part of my life growing up.  Grandpa had rows and rows of strawberry plants that were free reign when we were visiting.  We ran right from the car towards his garden and were rewarded with a handful of sweet goodness. If my brother,…

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By Karen, June 28, 2021
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
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