The Vancouver Christmas Market is Now Open

There’s no better way to start the holiday season than by wandering thru traditional wooden huts and twinkling lights while sipping mulled wine. From one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments to handcrafted toys, the Vancouver Christmas Market is the perfect place to find that special gift. The market is a great place to take the family for some Christmas…

Blueberry Jam Almond Bars – #RECIPE

   We’re approaching the gift-giving season. This year, I’ve decided to make the special people in my life homemade gifts. Me being the foodie that I am, I’ve decided to look for and create delicious treats made with local ingredients. And what’s more local to BC than BC Blueberries. The Blueberry Council of BC has lots…

Orphan’s Thanksgiving at Fairmont Waterfront

Away from family for the holidays? All ‘orphans’ are invited to meet at the Chef’s Bench in ARC at The Fairmont Waterfront for a shared dinner, good conversation and a few new friends. There is one seating at 6:00 p.m. and the three-course table d’hote menu is $65 for adults and $55 for seniors with…

Holiday Cooking Tips from Chef Ron Kneabone

With the holidays coming up next week, many folks will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen preparing the beloved holiday meal. Chef Ron Kneabone of the Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa in Niagara Falls, Ontario, offers up these tips to keep in mind when you’re busy bustling in the kitchen this holiday…

MaryinVancity and the Thanksgiving Turducken

Ever heard of a turducken? It’s a new take on the traditional holiday turkey, except that the bird is stuffed with other birds. This carnivore’s feast is a turkey stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a chicken, stuffed with sausage stuffing. It’s ridiculously good. When I was first approached to try out a turducken I…