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Saturday December 13th 2014

‘Food’ Archives

The Vegetarian Challenge

The Vegetarian Challenge

Last week Chris informed me that his workmate Dale had recently decided to try out vegetarianism for a while. Before Chris could get any further into his story I turned an accusing eye on him. "You've been giving him a hard time about this, haven't you? And trying to make him drool over the meaty lunches you've been eating?" Chris met my [...]

Social Bites – Bella Australia

Social Bites – Bella Australia

The best way to meet new people in a new place is take part in as many local events as you can. Get your finger on the pulse of the city through blogs, newspapers and whatever other local media happens to be on hand. Chris spotted Social Bites on Twitter shortly after we moved into our apartment and suggested we take part. When we contacted social [...]

The Apple Festival

The Apple Festival

"Oooh look it's sunny outside," I said to Chris yesterday morning as I pulled open the curtains to reveal a blue sky and the shimmering water of English Bay "Yes?" he replied, not yet quite awake but suddenly aware of impending doom. "You know what that means," I said. You know that really annoying chirpy person first thing in the morning, [...]

Hamburger Mary’s Diner

Hamburger Mary’s Diner

One of the many careers I have fancied is as a food writer. It has occurred to me that I'll need to get a lot of practice in, so what better way than writing about some of the yummy places we've been eating at in Vancouver. We were wandering around Davie Street on Saturday morning looking for something interesting for brunch when we came back [...]

Nights on the town

Nights on the town

Over the last few weeks Chris and I have been catching up on some much missed drinking and eating out. Our main stomping ground is in and around the cobbled, lamplit streets of historic Gastown. The night life drought was broken when my friend Cheri called to say she’d got hold of two free tickets for the Gastown Shuffle, an opportunity to go [...]

Vancouver Baker’s Market

Vancouver Baker’s Market

Looking for something to do with a friend of mine on Saturday I discovered the Vancouver Baker's Market. There are lots of little events like this around the city on the weekends and it's a great way for me to explore the city. The market took a lot longer to get to due to a parade running twenty blocks down Main St. The bus stopped and the [...]

A fortunate case of mistaken identity

A fortunate case of mistaken identity

The other week when out food shopping Chris thought he recognised a sweet drink from his childhood. Lured by his promise of its irresistible milky goodness we purchased a two litre carton of the hallowed drink. On our return home I reached for a glass and poured myself the first treat. Eugh, the sour taste was like off milk not the creamy, [...]