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!*%#* Bad Words

Remember this? “I’m telling, you said the F word” It was the one of those times when you thought, just maybe, the prissy tattletale had

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SEO & the Writer

Words on the Internet are in a battle with technology. In 2008, a very long time ago in Internet time, I read two food bloggers – Smitten Kitchen and Lobster Squad.

local fruit

How to Eat Local

I was talking to Langley berry farmer, Rhonda Driediger about her customer’s enthusiasm, “when it’s winter, people ask when the

Hop On 3

Hop On Farms

Amazing what we have in our city. Long before there were farmer’s markets Burnaby has had commercial market gardens selling local seasonal produce.

Halibut fish boat

Halibut Cheeks in Butter

Halibut season is here. It’s crazy stupid expensive but worth it.

G & Luisa

Luisa’s Kitchen

In Ruth Reichl’s book, Comfort Me With Apples, she describes


The Stinky Cabbage

Cabbages are dismissed or at least overlooked for

Ikea Ketchup

Groceries at Ikea

Ikea’s grocery section is the anybodies version of the

White Shortbread

Boulter’s Shortbread

I have five kinds of Christmas cookies that I 


Big Beautiful Pots

If someone gives you one of these, they love you. They’re not cheap – your loved one or


Weird Cookies

My grandmother, my mother’s mother, always looked the same to me, from the time I was aware of her as a little kid to

oatmeal cookies

Bacon Oatmeal Cookies

Who would have known that bacon would achieve celebrity status. But these are heady days for