866 toys and counting: sponsored

We had a great time participating in the #treatsfortoys campaign from Rice Krispies and the Salvation Army this year. In a nutshell you upload a Rice Krispies treat in the shape of a toy to www.ricekrispies.ca and $20 will be donated … MORE

a twist on the traditional burger

Summer is synonymous with burgers but I have a hard time thinking beyond burger basics and we often end up grilling the same old, same old.  So when Bicks approached us re: creating a pickle burger I was all over … MORE

the acid truth

We love good food and wine, and lately our dinners are looking well, a little long in the tooth. Thankfully, a five-course gourmet meal helmed by the affable and talented local chef Ned Bell at the Four Seasons’ Yew restaurant … MORE

let them eat cake

In the last week I’ve made four cakes. Well, to be exact, three cakes and two dozen cupcakes. It started innocently enough with a holiday tea party on the 30th when I whipped up this yummy soft gingerbread cake (not … MORE

birthday pie: sponsored

Here’s a lesser-known fact about me. Way back in the day, when I was 18, I had a summer job cooking in a fly camp for a mining company in Northern BC for the summer. My equipment? A  Coleman stove … MORE

cherry season

The worst thing about the summer fruit season for me is feeling like there’s not enough time to eat my fill of all the delicious locally grown fruit before it’s gone. I partially remedied that last year by starting to … MORE

BBQ tips from the bro

We’d like to introduce our resident yoyo bro, the eminently capable Darryl Sjerven. He’s a Vancouver-based dad of two and he’ll be popping up here and there in our diary with his tips on everything dad related. So pretty much … MORE

latkes and lights

We admit we’re pretty up on Christmas but we’re not as au courant as we’d like to be with other seasonal celebrations that occur at this time of year, so we decided to remedy that by asking Elizabeth Nider – … MORE

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