La Catrina Mexican Tacos

I’m fortunate to call the West End neighbourhood of downtown Vancouver home. The West End is densely populated, and has more of a community vibe than other downtown Vancouver neighbourhoods with its unique mix of people and places. In 2015 the West End was named Canada’s Most Livable Neighbourhood, and for good reason! Tiny quiet […]

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Homemade Pizza

We get a lot of visitors from Ontario at all times of the year, because both my husband and myself are in fact the only ones from either family that moved more than an hour from home. We moved across the country (3,000 km) into the mountains of beautiful British Columbia, more specifically we moved […]

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Boursin Made at Home

For those of you that know me, I would be considered Gluttony of the seven sins, and my own particular weakness is cheese (and candy, but we’re just talking about cheese today). So it may come as a surprise that the humble Boursin is something I had never tried before  Paris. Sadly it was just […]

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Madeleines

I’m the type of traveller who stocks up on food while away. I’ve never understood why people spend their hard-earned money on art or knock-off purses when they could fill their bags with fancy mustards, biscuits, or olive oils from places they’ve visited.. just as I’m convinced they all think I’m a nutter for making […]

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(French) Onion Soup

I have to put the brackets around (French) when discussing French Onion Soup because if you’ve ever been to France you know that it’s just ‘Onion Soup’ there. Or if you’re Marla who has been 6 times at least, you request ‘French Onion Soup’ anyway, then look all embarrassed when the waiter stares at you like […]

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Mini Croque Monsieur

My first ever foray into the land of Croque Monsieur was years ago, in Monaco of all places. I was traveling around France with my then-boyfriend and we took the train for a day trip from nearby Villefranche-Sur-Mer. After watching the Changing of the Guards – or Carabiniers du Prince – at Palais du Prince, […]

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