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Classic Caesar Salad

When I was a kid, I was a very picky eater. (Sorry, Mom!) One of my worst enemies was lettuce, that strange green product that seemed to taste just like grass. It took a lot of hard work and commitment…


Royal Teas: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace

Victoria Day is the perfect excuse to indulge your royal fantasies.  Why not start with new cookbook Royal Teas: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace. The tradition of tea-time (invented by the Duchess of Bedford,  Queen Victoria's Lady of the Bedchamber)…

Canada 150 Margarita

Canada 150 Margarita

You love Canada and you love Margaritas. The Canada 150 Margarita just might be the best way to celebrate the 150th birthday of our beloved. Canada 150 Margarita 1.5 oz Tequila Tromba Blanco or other good quality tequila 1 oz fresh lime…

International Hummus Day

A Tribute to Hummus

We couldn't let international hummus day slip by without a doff of the cap to the mother of all dips. Here's the perfect recipe to mark the occasion:  Yotam Ottolenghi's recipe from 2013's Jerusalem cookbook with Sami Tamimi.  Once you…


The Perfect Margarita

Not just for Cinco de Mayo. This margarita recipe from Baro's bartender Jamison Cass will be a great asset all summer long. The Perfect Margarita Ingredients:  2oz Tromba Blanco tequila .75oz Cointreau .75oz Lime juice .25oz Agave syrup 2 dashes Regans…

Dandylion Restaurant

Dandylion Beets

Spring vegetables are at last beginning to trickle in - so it’s time to dispense with last year’s root vegetables.And the ultimate send off for last year’s beets is this recipe from Jason Carter, of Dandylion - which treats beet…

The Preservatory

The Preservatory: Rhubarb with Ginger & Orange Zest

New cookbook The Preservatory serves up dreamy recipes for creating and cooking with artisanal preserves. Located on a ten-acre farm and winery in South Langley, BC is  The Preservatory is an artisanal food production company specializing in seasonal preserves. The…

Irish Whiskey

Jacob Richler on Irish Whiskey

The Irish whiskey category is on fire of late - and I don’t just mean this week. Over the last decade, stateside sales are up some 600%. Some attribute this to the Emerald Isle’s newly proliferating brands, blends and single…

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