Monthly Archives: May 2012

Night Markets New and Old

Like every North American coastal city, summer in Vancouver is synonymous with ferris wheels, cotton candy and mini-donuts (Playland). But, did you know that Vancouver is also famed for it’s fusion of the east and west with night markets? The May long weekend (Victoria Day) marks the summer long tradition of the Asian inspired night […]

Macarons and Tea at Soirette

Once an exclusively French confection, macarons have now been embraced by the Vancouver marketplace. It has been slowly introduced by a select few pastry and tea shops around town (such as the Urban Tea Merchant and later on at Faubourg, the Bel Cafe, and Thierry) as a feature offering. But for those of you who […]

Home Grown and Abroad – Farmers Markets

Sometimes the chain supermarkets, though convenient, leave urbanites uninspired in the cooking department. What better way to support your local agricultural industry and inspire seasonal recipes at home than a trip to your local farmers market? Caution though, visiting outdoor markets may become habit forming. Trout Lake farmers market in Vancouver is one I enjoy […]

What Have You Done for Your Loved One Lately?

Mother’s day is upon us in many parts of the world, so it begs the question, what have you done for your mom lately? Or, better yet, what have you done for a loved one lately? Take a moment to think about the joy that the special person in your life, whether it’s your mother, […]