Make the Black Grouse your Halloween Go-To Spirit!

Planning a Halloween party? Look no further than The Black Grouse, the darker, more mysterious cousin to the much beloved Famous Grouse. This award-winning Scotch Whisky has delightful oak and smoky notes with hints of sweetness.  It’s perfect for mixing those cocktails that require an extra layer of “mystery”. I’m a big fan of Halloween … Continue reading


An #IndoorGardenLunch with Chef Darren Brown and a Tour of Adera’s New Development: The Shore

Ever had an #IndoorGardenLunch? I did at Adera’s beautiful new development: The Shore. Adera is the first developer to construct a six storey wood framed building in North Vancouver. Located next to Mosquito Creek and the recently expanded Trans Canada Trail, The Shore is centrally located to the mountains, forests, parkways and waterways of North Van. … Continue reading


Chaberton 2013 Valley Pink Review

The Chaberton Estate Winery is one of the oldest estate wineries in BC and the largest in the Fraser Valley. Located in Langley, the winery offers daily tours at 2pm and 4pm. If you’re looking to impress an out-of-town guest with a decent bottle of wine, the 2013 Chaberton Valley Pink has deep aromas of ripe raspberries … Continue reading


Mark Your Calendars! The Holidays Arrive at Bel Café on November 1st!

Fall is here and with the weather turning colder, we are reminded that the holidays are just around the corner. With that comes entertaining with family and friends. Bel Cafe has created some yuletide inspired desserts that are guaranteed to delight your guests! Start with a mix of raspberry Linzer cookies ($8.50), spiced shortbread ($7), … Continue reading


Chef Kieran Kearns Raises the Bar in Gastropub Dining at The Charles Bar

Kieran Kearns is the chef behind the new menu at The Charles Bar, The Dover Arms Pub and Colony – all owned by local entertainment company Blueprint. He has created a new style of menu, something that incorporates casual bar bites with more elaborate, heartier dishes. He’s also passionate about local and organic ingredients. Another thing … Continue reading

My Journey Into Aokigahara Jukai (青木ヶ原 樹海) – The Suicide Forest

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It’s Time to sample the new #EarlsFallMenu and #CONTEST

Earls Restaurants are not what you’d call traditional “chain” style restaurants. Their menu items are made from scratch, often using local ingredients and organic when available. Each Earls offers dishes that reflects the diverse backgrounds of their Chef Collective and each dish is tried at their Test Kitchen downtown Vancouver. I had a chance to … Continue reading


Edo Japan Wants to Make Your Day #SimplyBetter

Edo Japan has recently launched a new campaign to engaged their social media following. The #SimplyBetter campaign focuses on simply better moments – those little moments in your day that make you stop and smile. Edo wants to be part of your day and celebrate what makes each day simply better by turning the moments … Continue reading


New Favourites from The Fraser Valley Food Show

The Fraser Valley Food Show was held at the Tradex in Abbotsford on October 3-5. Some of the highlights included The 3rd Great Canadian Sausage Competition, The Gusto TV Celebrity Cooking Stage and the Gluten-Free Living Show. I had a chance to sample some of the sausages entered to the competition. Anita Pichlmeier of Black Forest … Continue reading


Subway Canada wants you to #CommittoFit #Contest

A few weeks ago I signed Subway’s Commit to Fit pledge. The Commit to Fit program™  is a commitment you make to yourself to live a healthy and active lifestyle, and you do it on your own terms. It involves making good food choices while swapping old habits for new healthy ones. It not only … Continue reading


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