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Edo Japan Pacific Centre Mall Grand Opening Contest

Edo Japan Pacific Centre Mall Grand Opening Contest

Edo Japan is opening this May Long Weekend at Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver! This Canadian fast food chain specializes in Japanese traditional Teppanyaki style cooking made with freshly prepared and delicious ingredients. There are over 100 Edo Japan food court and storefront locations across Canada. Their […]

Karen Phytoplankton | New Health Food Product

Karen Phytoplankton | New Health Food Product

I was sent some products from Karen Phytoplankton before I was pregnant. This new marine phytoplankton boast a series of great health benefits. For those curious about what Karen is, the company behind this new ocean picked “superfood” is New Brunswick-based Blugenics Innovations Ltd., which launched […]

Missions Kits Contest | BC Home + Garden Show Giveaway

Missions Kits Contest | BC Home + Garden Show Giveaway

BC Home + Garden Show

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Chef Curtis Luk (Mission Kitsilano) will be taking stage on the Cooking Stage at the BC Home + Garden Show on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 PM. And we’ve got the perfect prize for you! Read on!

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Can you handle the heat? Gather ‘round The Cooking Stage for seminars and live demos from the city’s most respected chefs including Chef Curtis Luk of Mission Kits, Chef Chris Oliviera of Fable Diner and Chef Jim Vesal of Virtuous Pie, among others. Vancouver’s top culinary artisans will be bringing all their trade secrets to the stage covering hot dining topics and trends including farm-to-table, locavore and plant-based dining. Quench your thirst and satisfy your tastebuds with these can’t miss presenters all weekend long.

 

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BC Home + Garden Show

“We are thrilled to be welcoming back a number of industry celebrities and show favourites to Vancouver for the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show,” said Tyson Kidd, show manager for Marketplace Events, producers of the BC Home + Garden Show. “The return of household names Bryan Baeumler, Carson Arthur and Mike Holmes Jr., will certainly attract homeowners looking for tips to take their home and garden renos to the next level as we kickstart the spring season. There will certainly be no lack of fresh ideas and inspiration for Vancouverites at this year’s show.”

Feb 22 to 26, 2017 at BC Place Studium

  • Adults (13+) $16.00
  • Adults (13 +) Online $13.00
  • Seniors (60+) $13.00
  • Seniors (60+) Online $10.00
  • Seniors (60+) $6.00 Before 6pm on Thursday & Friday Only
  • Children 12 years & under FREE

Click here for Main Stage Schedules, Cooking Stage Schedules, and Garden Show Schedules.

For more information visit http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com

 

Mission Kitsilano + BC Home + Garden Show Contest

To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! DEADLINE: Feb 22nd, 2017 11:59pm PST

 

 

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Day 12 – STAUB Cast Iron Cookware| 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 12 – STAUB Cast Iron Cookware| 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Wonderful! It is the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! I hope you have been following along! If you haven’t today is the LAST DAY to enter all 12 amazing prizes! You have until 12 midnight PST tonight! For wrap things up, […]

Day 11 – Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 11 – Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

I’ve been following Dana’s blog The Minimalist Baker for quite some time now. I love all the easy, no fuss recipes using 10 ingredients or less, one bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare! Recently she came out with a new cookbook: Minimalist Baker’s Everyday […]

Day 10 – Donnelly Group | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 10 – Donnelly Group | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

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The Donnelly Group in Vancouver is a hospitality company with a collection of restaurants, bars barbershops and nightclubs. If you are unfamiliar with the name Donnelly than you must have heard of Hello Goodbye , Royal Dinette, The Bimini Public House, Barber & Co, Bar None and Republic Nightclub.

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Whether you are in the mood for a few casual bites like fish and chips, farm to table fare with city’s locavore darling Chef David Gunawan (Farmer’s Apprentice and Grape and Soda), or grab a few drinks and party the night away, the following establishments got you covered!

 

Day 10 – Win 1 of 2 Gift Cards to any Donnelly Group establishments (valued $50 each)

To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! DEADLINE: Dec 12th, 2016 11:59pm PST
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Good Luck!
Check out the other 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway HERE! Remember to enter visit our other channels for opportunities to win! Contest closes Dec 12th midnight… It’s not too late to enter!
xx
Nancy

 

 

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Day 9 – Vij’s Indian Cookbook | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 9 – Vij’s Indian Cookbook | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Vij’s is a popular Indian Restaurant in Vancouver since 1994. The name Vikram Vij should be no stranger to most Vancouverites. His restaurants won many accolades and he’s even one of the Dragons’ on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Have you been to any of Vij’s restaurant? […]

Day 8 – Matcha Ninja | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 8 – Matcha Ninja | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Matcha Ninja is a premium, ceremonial grade, matcha green tea powder on the market that can be served cold. Their Tencha leaves are de-stemmed and finely ground for a longer period than regular matcha to allow for a super soluble and superior tasting matcha. Ceremonial […]

Day 7 – Cacao Restaurant | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 7 – Cacao Restaurant | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Cacao Restaurant Vancouver Chef Jefferson Alvarez Instanomss Nomss Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

A friend asked me what was one of the most memorable places I’ve eaten lately. I have to say Cacao Restaurant specializing in Progressive Latin cuisine out in Kitsilano, Vancouver. Dave and I both loved Chef Jefferson Alvarez’s fresh modern take on Latin American food with a playful note.

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For example, take the chilled and aerated foie gras. It is fluffy and melts in your mouth as you are welcomed by pop rocks. To tie it all together, the sweet acidity of guava gel and catalina.

 


Fans of local and sustainability can relax knowing Cacao uses ethically sourced ingredients and the seafood are Ocean Wise.

Cacao offers brunch Tuesday to Sunday with wildly delicious things like wild mushrooms and 65º free range eggs and gluten free chicken & waffles.

Dinner menu consists of both a la carte and also 3 course ($45 pp) and 5 course ($75) tasting menu.

 

 

Day 7 – Win 5 Course Cacao Degustation Tasting Menu for 2 (valued $150)

To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! DEADLINE: Dec 12th, 2016 11:59pm PST

 

 

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Good Luck!
Check out the other 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway HERE! Remember to enter visit our other channels for opportunities to win! Contest closes Dec 12th midnight… It’s not too late to enter!
xx
Nancy

 

 

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URL: http://www.cacaovancouver.com
Cuisine: Latin

Hours:
Mon closed
Tue 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

1898 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5
(604) 731-5370

 

 

Day 6 – TATCHA Skincare | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 6 – TATCHA Skincare | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

TATCHA Skincare is one of my FAVORITE skincare line as of late. I love that it is based on ancient Geisha skincare traditions which is ideal for my fair Asian skin. The company is based in San Francisco, USA. Everything from their ingredients to their beautiful […]

Day 5 – Grown Here Farms | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 5 – Grown Here Farms | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Grown Here Farms  is a local producer of fresh sustainable microgreens and vegetables. They are certified organic since 2005. They do not partake in traditional agricultural practices, such as the use of pesticides or chemicals. Simply put their products are planted biologically into the soil and […]

Day 4  – Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 4 – Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston Cookbook

Sundays are best for rolling around in bed, going to church and for baking sweet treats with a glass of milk with ice cubes! Even better if the milk itself is grass fed and hormone free too! To be honest, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth – tho I enjoy a chewy chocolate chip cookie and carrot cake from time to time. Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Edmonton blogger Karlynn Johnston pulls some serious heart strings with stories and recipes that points to Old-Fashioned desserts. If you’ve been a fan of www.thekitchenmagpie.com you will be excited for recipes like Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Cherry Whipped Shortbread, Doughnuts and Salted Buttered Pecans.

That being said, Karlynn brings back the Flapper Pie unique to Alberta and even more so in the farms of Manitoba of our grandmother’s generations. What once was a staple in prairie kitchens is a rarity. My parents never heard of it. My friends never seen it. So it will be interesting to make this hard to master graham crumb crust pie filled with decadent creamy custard filling and topped with meringue.

 

FLAPPER PIE- THE LOST PRAIRIE PIE

by Karlynn Johnston
serves 6
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INGREDIENTS
  • Crust:
  • 1¼ cups graham crackers
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Filling:
  • 2½ cups of milk
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • Meringue Topping:
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • ¼ tsp of cream of tartar
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix all the crust ingredients together, save about 2 tbsp to the side and press the rest into a 10 inch pie plate, in the bottom and up the sides. Refrigerate.
  2. Combine the filling ingredients together and cook on a medium heat until it boils and thickens, making sure to stir constantly! Set aside to cool while you make the meringue.
  3. Beat the meringue ingredients together until they form stiff peaks.
  4. Pour the filling into the crust and top with the meringue, making beautiful little spikes that will brown up all lovely on top! Sprinkle the rest of the crumbs on the top and slide into a 350 degree oven.
  5. Bake until the meringue browns like below, around 10 minutes but watch it carefully! All ovens are different!
  6. Cool in the fridge and eat the same day. This isn’t a pie that is going to last a few days, meringue topped pies get slimy between the layers. This is best made mere hours before serving.

 

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What caught my eye was the recipe for Mini Doughnut Waffles. It looks like a Liege waffle but it’s part donut. I can’t wait to makes these. Now you can too by entering the contest below!

 

 

Day 4 – Win one Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston (valued $32.95)

 

To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! DEADLINE: Dec 12th, 2016 11:59pm PST
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Good Luck!
Check out the other 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway HERE! Remember to enter visit our other channels for opportunities to win! Contest closes Dec 12th midnight… It’s not too late to enter!
xx
Nancy

 

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Day 4 – Bake with Anna Olson | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 4 – Bake with Anna Olson | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

We love HGTV, Food Network and Netflix at the Lui household. And if you are like us, chances are you’ve baked with Anna Olson a handful of times. How could anyone resists baking classic chocolate chip cookies or citrus Madeleines?! Citrus Madeleines by Anna Olson […]

Day 3 – Good Earth Coffeehouse Vancouver | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 3 – Good Earth Coffeehouse Vancouver | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Good Earth Coffeehouse is a popular Alberta-based coffee franchisee that recently just entered Vancouver’s coffee scene! The first location is located in the Point Grey neighbourhood at 2505 Alma Street and Broadway. It is around the corner from Nourish. Co-founder Nan Eskenazi plans to open three to […]