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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!

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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
Prep time: 
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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 […]

Day 2 – Spin Society | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 2 – Spin Society | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 1 SPIN Society Vancouver Indoor Cycle Fitness 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada
Day 1 SPIN Society Vancouver Indoor Cycle Fitness 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Spin Society is an indoor cycle studio in downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver. I love training at their studio. It is gorgeous and fresh. I love the high energy music and encouraging and inspiration trainers! Even those 6am classes are almost bearable! I just want to throw on my cutest workout leggings!

Spin Society’s created indoor spin classes 50 minutes that is a fun workout with incredible music. Lights in the studio are dimmed so you will never feel intimidated or have to worry about if you look cute, ripped, or hot! Trust me, you will feel great either way!

Each ride comes with complimentary Indoor cycling shoes (SPD cleats), fresh workout towels, and access to digitally secured lockers.

 

 

Spin Society
URL: https://spinsociety.ca/
Business: Indoor Cycle

Day 2 – Win 5 Rides from Spin Society (valued $115)

 

 

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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 1 – Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 1 – Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria restaurant with locations across Canada – Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. I frequent the Commercial Drive location with a few friends whenever we need some cheesy comfort food in a relaxing environment. They are known for their Naples style pizzas using authentic ingredients […]

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

This is my FAVORITE time of year! December is the most wonderful time of year! Christmas tree decorations, dinner parties and fancy dresses! Nomss is back for the 2nd annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!!! (You can check out last year’s event here) Each day […]

Vancouver Home + Design Show 2016 October 27 – 30 | Contest Giveaway

Vancouver Home + Design Show 2016 October 27 – 30 | Contest Giveaway

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Vancouver Home + Design Show is coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 27 – 30,  2016. This show features interior design, cooking shows, landscaping companies, remodeling contractors, and all things home improvement! There will be more than 325 exhibitors and tons of expert insight and inspiration to help turn your living space into a sanctuary! We have four (4) tickets to giveaway so you can also join in on all the fun!

I’m so excited for the line up of some of Vancouver’s top chefs, including:

 

  • Deniz Tarakcioglu of Medina Cafe
  • Steven Ewing of Yolk’s Commissary
  • Giulia Lombardo of Lombardo’s Restaurant and Commissary
  • Adam Chandler of Beta 5 Chocolates
  • Jan-Michael Reyes of Loco Ono Pop-up Restaurant

 

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I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to see Todd Talbot from Love it or List it on Saturday!

Here is a list of Main stage show times!

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Vancouver Home + Design Show 2016 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: Oct 21, 2016 11:59pm PST

 

 

🏡 CONTEST 🏡 We are giving away 4 tickets to the Vancouver Home + Design Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on Oct 27 to 30 — ($64 value) #VHDS16 . . . . CONTEST RULES: . ➀ FOLLOW @instanomss & @VanHomeShows . ➁ LIKE this post. . ➂ TAG 2 friends (unlimited entries. must tag different friends each time) . . DEADLINE: Oct 21, 2016 11:59pm PST. Contest open to Canadian resident (13+ years of age) and must be able to pick up in person at Vancouver Home Show at Will Call . . . Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use. . . . . . . #instanomss #vancouver #home #design

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For ticket information and show times visit www.vancouverhomeanddesignshow.com

Theatre Under the Stars Vancouver | Giveaway Contest

Theatre Under the Stars Vancouver | Giveaway Contest

[image_with_animation image_url="19280" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] This summer, the 75th season of Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) will delight audiences with two enchanting Broadway musicals, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story, running July 6 - August 20, 2016 on alternating evenings at Stanley Park’s [...]
YVR Food Fest Giveaway | Vancouver Food Cart Festival August 5-7

YVR Food Fest Giveaway | Vancouver Food Cart Festival August 5-7

[image_with_animation image_url="19142" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"][image_with_animation image_url="12953" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] Arrival Agency's popular summer food event—formerly known as Food Cart Fest—is back August 5 to 7th! This year it will be bigger and better. It is one of Vancouver's summer top food event.  New this year [...]