Over the years, Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar has been offering Italian dishes and Neapolitan pizza in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and other Canadian cities. We love their authentic Naples pizza – a thin, crisp crust, soft centre and fresh 100% Canadian cow’s milk mozzarella. […]
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While a white Christmas can’t be guaranteed everywhere, you can be almost certain of snow on the big day in Whistler, BC. This Canadian winter wonderland boasts Christmas card scenes as standard as well as some of the best ski and snowboard opportunities in the world. Aside from snow sports, Whistler has lots to offer families and groups seeking a festive getaway. We take a look at the best events and activities to enjoy in Whistler this Christmas.
Dress like Santa and head for the slopes…(December 16th)
What better way to bring Christmas to the slopes than with the traditional Dress Like Santa Day?! The first 100 people to arrive at the Garibaldi Lift Company dressed in full Santa or Mrs. Claus attire traditionally enjoy a free lift ticket too. Upload starts at 8.00am so get down there early donning your finest Claus costume!
Sing carols at the 35th Christmas Eve Carol Service (December 24th)
The 35th annual Christmas Eve Carol Service will take place at the Westin Resort & Spa, hosted by the Whistler Children’s Chorus and Whistler Singers. Traditional carols, choral music and readings by community members are sure to get you in the mood.
See the Christmas lights…
Stroll through the village to check out over 280,000 lights and decorations. Don’t forget to take plenty of photographs to brighten up that social media feed.
Get competitive and learn to axe throw!
Forget the board games this Christmas and give axe throwing a go instead. This quintessentially Canadian pastime sees participants throw axes at a target with the hope of hitting a bullseye. What better way to test your aim and fire up the competitive spirit? Forged Axe Throwing has all you need to get started and will provide all the training and guidance you need.
Enjoy an indulgent Christmas feast…
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a hearty dinner on the big day. Whether you opt for a traditional roast turkey dinner or feel like mixing it up, there’s an abundance of dining options from which to choose. For a classic roast, Hunter Gather offers three serving times on the big day, while Araxi, 21 Steps and Basalt are also great choices for a turkey meal with all the trimmings.
Go ice skating…
Head to Olympic Plaza to enjoy everyone’s favourite winter activity. Once the skates are off, grab a hot chocolate and soak up the atmosphere.
Watch the Fire & Ice Show…
Take the family to Skier’s Plaza every Sunday night to witness a spectacular display of ski and snowboard skills as part of the legendary Fire & Ice Show.
Ring in 2019…
Spend New Year’s Eve in Whistler and ring in 2019 in style. While there are plenty of pubs and bars for those looking to party the night away, the strolls and plazas cater for families with over six hours of entertainment, music, crafts, games, and a Fire & Ice Show.
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Doppio Zero Pizza is a Neapolitian Pizzeria in Como Lake neighbourhood of Coquiltam – specifically Como Lake at Poirier Street. I was pretty dissapointed the first time I couldn’t make it when Sherman and the wanted to meet up. Luckily, Josh arranged for another dinner to […]
The Great Shellfish Cookbook by Matt Dean Pettit lends itself Summer! It reminds you a camping, beach side barbecues and is full of surprises. I personally LOVE eating seafood – fish, lobster, crab, shrimp, and other exotic crustaceans – you name it! This cookbook recently has […]
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InstantPot: Dreaming of making ribs in under 20 mins or perfectly cooked eggs every time? These InstantPot fun accessories makes for cooking so much easier and fool proof! Cake barrel mold, egg steamer basket, dumpling insert pans.
T-fal Actifry: If you’ve been debating whether to get an air fryer or not, the answer is YES, you need one! Make healthier snakcs with little to no oil or 3 lbs of “deep” fried chicken wings in under 30 mins! Get the snacking grill tray if you’re craving crispy, crunchy, battered or breaded snacks. Works with fresh or frozen foods.
Nespresso Coffee Machine: One convenient machine for two cup sizes, 7.7 fl.-Ounce Coffee and 1.35 fl.-Ounce Espresso, via two different capsule sizes: large capsule for Coffee and a small one for Espresso. The Aeroccino Milk Frother help makes the perfect latte, matcha latte or if you simple enjoy a nice warm cup of milk. Nespresso coffee capsules are 100% recyclable too!
Vitamix: I’ve been drooling over the Vitamix for a very long time. I’ve already added this to my cart and can’t wait to check out!. This blender has 10 variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purées to the heartiest soups and smoothies. Plus it self-cleans with a drop of dish soap and warm water. The Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds. Yay!
Hurom Slow Juicer: I’m super excited about this slow juicer and how it can make homemade almond made that much easier. No bye-bye to cheeseclothes and blenders. Hurom comes with a control lever and fine and coarse strainers that allow you to control the amount of pulp to suite your taste. It is versatile and works on fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts and soybeans to create nutritious juices, milk, tofu, and more. The H-AA also has the ability to create ice cream with frozen ingredients!
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Raise your hand if you love roasted Brussel sprouts? I am so excited that Brussel sprouts season has officially arrived! I love it even more that I comes around the time of Thanksgiving! It goes great with a fat turkey wrapped in bacon(!) or simply […]
It feels SO nice to finally be able to cook again! This InstantPot Baby and Kid Friendly Chili recipe is a life saver! The past few months has been utter chaos going back to work after a full year off on Maternity Leave, baby going to […]
The other night I attended a “When Poultry Meets Wine” popup dinner at Edible Canada with Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry. The action-packed evening was filled with delicious eats featuring different poultry products, wine pairings from Ripples Estate Winery and a culinary demonstration by Chef Tobias on how to cook the perfect tender juicy chicken!
To begin the evening, Sommelier Ashley West introduced us on new wine pairings and how to pair wines with poultry. For example, always match your food intensity with wine intensity. And choose a wine that has stronger acidity than your dish.
Pro Tip: Regional Pairing – featuring wine and food that complements each other geographically. For example: Loire Valley, France goat cheese and Sauvignon blanc with high acidity.
- Crispy Duck Hearts: garam masala honey and ginger aioli.
- Duck Liver Pate: truffle, stone fruit compote with sourdough.
Wine Pairing: Radiance – Sparkling Blueberry Wine: sweet & refreshing flavour
Chef Tobias demonstrated how he prepares a butter poached free range chicken breast with a golden beets salad.
Pro Tip: Always cook chicken in low heat – 250F for 25 to 30 mins. The result will be buttery, tender and juicy! Never ever cook with high heat where you char the skin. The result will be dry, burnt chicken.
Fraser Valley Smoked Duck Salad: A perfect half boiled ajitama duck egg with endive, apple, pistachio, chervil and julienne Pekin smoked duck.
Wine Pairing: Cheam – a lovely blend of Gewürztraminer, Ehrenfelser, Chardonnay and Muscat sourced from the Okanagan. It is loaded with fragrant fresh flowers and ripe stone fruit, this medium bodied wine is a perfect table wine for any occasion.
Grilled Squab: Chermoula, buckwheat honey, white bean croquette and parsley. The meat is widely described as “tasting like dark chicken meat”. It is tender, juicy and hard to resist when cooked perfectly.
Wine Pairing: In·tem·per·ance– This rich deep dark colour fruit table wine bursts with intense flavours of blueberries. It has a high quantity of antioxidant and rich content of tannins.
Pro Tip: The “peanut butter” mouthfeel of rich tannins helps to cut fat from the food.
Butter Poached Free Range Chicken Breast: This is the same dish that Chef Tobias demonstrated earlier and it is absolutely deliciously soft and buttery. Served with crispy skin, golden beets, red grapes, fingerling chips and tarragon.
Roasted Okanagan Peaches: A soft and moist brown butter cake served with creme fraiche and basil.
Wine Pairing: Cu·pe·re – A beautiful end to any meal, this dessert wine is sweet to taste and has a deep dark colour full of intense blueberry aroma.
Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry offers a wide range of fresh family farmed products and Ready-To-Eat products like Smoked Pekin Duck Breast and Duck Farmer Sausage that contains no MSG and raised without antibiotics. These will be available for purchase at Edible Canada in Granville Island “pop up” store between August 17 to September 30.
The products are also available at The Farm Store in Chilliwack and at the following locations listed on their website.
Personally, I’m so excited about Yarrow Meadow Specialty Chicken (that are organic and raised without the use of antibiotics), Loong Kong Chicken (for testing recipes at home) and Silkie Chicken for making nourishing Chinese Soup.
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Chef Clement Chan and the Torafuku team celebrates Torafuku’s third birthday. Torafuku translates to lucky tiger in Japanese, and tiger is the Chinese zodiac symbol for the number three. We’ve been here for their grand opening and curated private events! Now Chef Chan continues to […]
If you’re looking for refuge from the blistering heat, or in need of a refreshing cocktail on a steamy summer night, the latest drink additions from The Carbon Bar will surely do the trick. Infused with quintessential warm-weather spirits, hints of refreshing citrus and a splash of […]
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon is owned and operated by the Children’s Family House Society of BC. The organization runs a 73-bedroom property on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital that provides accommodation, compassion and a sense of community for 2,000 families each year who must travel to Vancouver for their children’s medical treatments. The house offers spacious suites and services for kids of all ages that include a fitness area, arts and crafts studio, LEGO lounge, magic room and several indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.
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Getting the Jump: Up-and-Coming Street Food Destinations Cities that are getting more delicious by the minute Street food is a quick, convenient, usually delicious and authentically local way to get to know a new place. With this in mind, a recent study from Booking.com […]