It took me way too long to eat at Nomad. Especially considering I’ve walked past it weekly since it opened. So to make up for lost time, I went two days in a row for brunch, and had the same incredible service and a delicious meal both times. Official New Years brunch with @katja_pauliina. Apparently kimchi, noodles, and egg are off the chain. A … Continue reading Brunch at Nomad on Main Street
sobremesa (n) the time spent around the table after lunch or dinner, talking to the people you shared the meal with; time to digest and savour both food and friendship. I used to make a lot of brunches. A lot of big brunches like the One Kilo Brunch, or the Blueberry Brunch with a gathering of 10-15 people who sort-of knew each other, assembled for … Continue reading Sobremesa Over Shakshuka
If you like to drink wine on the regular, you’ve probably heard the term ‘corked‘ before. Most people are probably aware that it’s a thing, and that it’s not a good thing. Personally, I was always aware of TCA, but until we had a corked bottle in my first WSET course I doubt I would have been able to identify one confidently. What is Wine … Continue reading Cork Taint 101: Is My Bottle Corked?
Vancouver’s newest (and my new favourite) consignment shop, the Main Exchange, has found a home on 16th Avenue, just west off of Main Street. Opened by Miranda Dendewich in December of 2014, the Main Exchange is the culmination of years in the second-hand retail space and Miranda’s passion for finding treasures in the least expected places. Looking to Consign Your Clothing? Miranda accepts men’s and women’s clothing … Continue reading Vancouver Consignment: The Main Exchange
Do you ever hit 3:00 PM and get the most ridiculous snack cravings? Like clockwork, when it hits 3:00, I am instantly hungry. Given the location of my office, it’s far too easy to wander downstairs and pick up a muffin from Starbucks that will fill me, but not really give me much in the way of energy. These cookies are the antidote to the … Continue reading High Energy Cookies
The 13th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival, taking place April 26 to May 3, 2015, has officially announced its fabulous lineup. Tickets are now officially on sale to the general public as of Thursday, March 5 at http://www.eat-vancouver.com. The largest festival of its kind in Canada, the 2015 edition of EAT! Vancouver now has an expanded 8 day program with 35+ collaborative workshops, dinners and events taking … Continue reading EAT! Vancouver 2015 – Lineup and Tickets
I get asked on the regular for my pizza dough recipe by my friends and colleagues due to its deliciousness and the fact that it’s the easiest thing in the world to make. Whisk 3 3/4 C flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Make a well and add 1 1/3 C warm water, 1 tbsp of sugar, and 1 packet of yeast. When foamy, … Continue reading Dough for Days | My Go-To Pizza Dough