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Fall Festival Recipe Exchange

My Friend Amy recently came up with this idea to celebrate autumn and all the great foods that go with it. I have to say that Autumn and Spring are my favourite seasons (I can never decide which I like… Continue Reading →

Blackberries Gone Wild

That got your attention didn’t it? On Monday, we partook in the 3rd annual picking of wild blackberries. CW and I grab some buckets, put on long pants and sleeves, and trek out into the wild. Okay, so it’s not… Continue Reading →

Tea Tasting at Ooh Cha Teahouse

A couple weeks ago I arranged a tea tasting and food pairing at Ooh Cha Teahouse. Karen Duffield, the owner, treated us to a spectacular display. I am sad to say that within the last week, Karen has shut her… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney

This is a unique cookbook, and although I’m not quite sure if it’s my style, but there are a lot of good ideas for a vegetarian/vegan in here. While I may not use this cookbook, it certainly opens my eyes… Continue Reading →


Dear Weather, please make up your mind… and it better be the right decision (or else!) Earlier this week, it snowed, which always makes the North Shore mountains look gorgeous because the tree tops are dusted with snow. Then near… Continue Reading →


Remember my rant? Well after talking about it with a number of people, and feeling quite justified by all your support, I am the Assistant Organizer of a new Tea Meetup on! We are called T.E.A., which stands for… Continue Reading →


I baked cookies a few days ago to bring to the office and share with friends. Icing and decorating them was oddly relaxing! Hope everyone has a lovely Valentines Day!

On the plate of a Vegetarian

Some of you may or may not know that I’m a vegetarian. Well I recently was sent some books from a publishers that are a little more extreme than my current dietary habits; however, I’ve flipped through them and flagged… Continue Reading →

Starbucks-style Pumpkin Spice Loaf :: Recipe

I love the Pumpkin Spice Loaf that Starbucks seasonally releases. I searched the internet everywhere, and literally tons of websites claimed that this recipe was “thee” Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Loaf. WRONG. I tried so many recipes, and had tons of… Continue Reading →

Tea Talk: Snacks

Please share a favorite tea snack, especially if it is a treasured recipe! To be honest, I drink tea all day, every day… so there isn’t one particular thing that I have to have with my tea. However, there are… Continue Reading →


A few weeks ago when I joined Julia at the Steveston Knitting Meetup, one of the gals (Petra, psophia17 on Ravelry) brought these delicious blueberry crumble bars. They are to die for. She posted the recipe link on the Terminal… Continue Reading →

Fleet Street, London

Here’s a little homage to Sweeney Todd I found at the present day Fleet Street. Street sign to prove I was actually ON Fleet Street This sign was above some design store. I couldn’t actually see a Barber Shop, unless… Continue Reading →

The Golden Compass

Monday we went to see The Golden Compass. CW and I enjoyed it but agreed that it wasn’t very conclusive because it’s supposed to be a trilogy. I was sad there wasn’t more Daniel Craig. I told CW about the… Continue Reading →

Dinner anyone?

Doesn’t this dinner look gorgeous? I made Oven-Roasted Vegetables and pies for dinner tonight. Before I left home, I borrowed all of my mom’s cookbooks & clips that I liked and photocopied all the recipes I wanted to make my… Continue Reading →

Fresh Blackberry Pie

On Sunday, before CW and I came back to Vancouver, we went blackberry picking in the back fields at camp. We nearly filled two peanut butter jars full of fresh berries and when we got home, I made pie! I… Continue Reading →

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