Tag Archives: North America

Finding Favorite Food and Features in the Pacific Northwest: Portland

An opportunity to visit friends in the Emerald city presented an over night side trip to Portland. What did I discover, or rediscover? Dining Piazza Italia is a neighbourhood restaurant. Located in the trendy Pearl District, this trattoria’s offerings include the Italian classics, rigatoni bolognese is delicious here, with a nice combination of recommended house […]

Why I Left My ♥ in San Francisco

The charms of San Francisco boil down to the creative and entrepreneurial spirit whether it’s the people, food, coffee/tea (choose your vice) and culture. In some ways Vancouver and San Francisco are similar, with multiculturalism and love of diversity, laid back lifestyles and environmentally sustainable reputations. But, these cities are so much more than that. […]

Coffee Connoisseurs Like Siphon Brews

Many epiphanies, ideas and posts have been born over a latte or Americano and now I can add siphon coffee to my list of inspirations. Aaron of Kafka’s Coffee and Tea (kafkascoffee.ca) on Main St. showed me how serious coffee is made with a siphon while sharing tips and and bit of history for this […]