Category Archives: cooking

All Twisted Up

All Twisted Up

Football season is upon us along with colder weather which means one thing: A culinary touchdown is in order.  I present to you, my Twisted Soft Pretzels.  For some reason all soft pretzels that I ate as a kid were consumed outside from one of those little street cart venders before the food truck was… Continue Reading

Kimchi Kravings

Kimchi Kravings

Probiotics are so hot right now… I am always amazed by the human ability to take something that has been known for centuries and relaunch it as new and trendy. Worse still are the masses of socially aware people who jump on that bandwagon faster than a fat kid’s mom on gluten free cake. And… Continue Reading

Fartichokes

Seriously, is this what they are being called now? Fartichokes? First of all, I was appalled to learn that not one person in my office had even heard of jerusalem artichokes let alone knew of their less than flattering reputation. Not one person! Is this really such an elusive veg? For those of you who… Continue Reading

Better Butter

Better Butter

What if I could tell you that there is a better butter? Better butter begins here my friends and lucky for you, I am feeling generous. This story begins years ago when a bright eyed and bushy tailed version of yours truly signed up to put her newly acquired anthropology degree to use and join… Continue Reading

Fishy Business – Salmon Roe

Fishy Business – Salmon Roe

Market day, is there really anything better? On a drizzly day in Vancouver one of the best places to go is the Granville island market. The produce is fresh, the baked good are oozing and the cheeses… Oh god the cheeses! What really makes a great day at the market is the inspiration. There is… Continue Reading

Killer Kefir Pancakes

Killer Kefir Pancakes

Everyone needs a really solid pancake recipe. The one that you whip out on Sunday mornings for the family. I, of course, had no such thing. I could make the basic variety that you get at a mass feeding breakfast. You know the kind where you line up at the crack of dawn and either… Continue Reading

Yummus

Yummus

As a vegetarian I am constantly asked what my favorite bean is (ok truthfully I have never been asked that but am pretty such that people are thinking it. Right?). The answer is the soybean! I’m not talking about edamame here. While I completely appreciate the joy of sucking those little suckers out of their… Continue Reading

Mmmmm Mushrooms

Mmmmm Mushrooms

So a mushroom walks into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender looks at him and says “sorry man, we don’t serve your kind here”. “Why not?” Said the mushroom, “I’m a fungi!” If you did not either get that joke nor appreciate it, I would stop reading here because I’ve got more and… Continue Reading