Wasabi Sushi

  I recently had the opportunity to be a guest at a dinner at Wasabi with a group of fellow food bloggers. Although I am no stranger to Wasabi, the evening was full of new tastes and plenty of surprises. My first experience at Wasabi on Broadway was in 2008, shortly after I moved back…

Lunch Bell Bistro

When my friend Shel invited me to join her for lunch at the Bell Hotel, I thought there was a typo in her email. The Bell Hotel? That Bell Hotel? On Main Street? As a customer of Mitchell’s Fabrics and a regular at MAWA’s annual art auction, I am no stranger to that stretch of…

As Seen on TV – Roaming Dragon, Vancouver, BC

One of our fave new shows on the Food Network is “Eat Street”. Seeing as Winnipeg is sadly lacking when it comes to good street food, the Mascot and I usually watch enviously as people from all over North America chow down on everything from epic ice cream cones to elaborate biryanis. Meanwhile, here at…

Slow Food Tour – Canadian Hazelnuts

This is a hazelnut orchard: This is how hazelnuts grow: This is a hazelnut veggie burger that made my heart sing: How fortunate for us that our stop at Canadian Hazelnuts just so happened (ahem) to be right at lunchtime! Amongst their special “Slow Food Tour” offerings, they were grilling these delicious organic hazelnut burgers…

Italian on the Drive – Fratelli’s & Urban Grain

Two of our favourite places on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, are Urban Grain Pizza and Fratelli’s Bakery. Naturally, I couldn’t go to Vancouver for the weekend without visiting both. (Thank goodness they are just a hop, skip and cannoli away from one another!) It was no accident that I timed our trip to Commercial Drive…

Breakfast at The Naam

The Naam restaurant on Vancouver’s funky West 4th Street, is a vegetarian’s dream – hearty, healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes, served up 24 hours a day. In the 8 or so years that we lived in BC, I never once made it out there, which is why I made sure that it was my first…