2016 Great BC Bake Off

In September 2016, was invited to be a judge in the 2016  Great BC Bake Off that was part of BBQ Off The Bypass  at Well Seasoned - a local gourmet store. The bake off was focused on pies. Sweet, Savory, Tarts, or anything goes! What an honour to be asked by the nice people at... Continue Reading →


Mincemeat Bars – Gluten Free and Vegan

  A good friend invited us for tea one afternoon in early December. I brought along this Mincemeat bar. The original recipe - via Kellie @ Food To Glow - was gluten free as witten but, I needed to also needed to be sure it was vegan and make it more of a bar/cookie. It's worth noting... Continue Reading →

A friend displayed the cookies I sent Every year I put together a Christmas Cookie Box for friends and family. This past Christmas they were sent out the last weekend of November for deilvery before Advent. The cookies sent out were: Current Gingerbread Cookies Mincemeat Pinwheels Clove Sugar Cookies Cherry & Nut Biscotti Speculaas Chocolate... Continue Reading →

Hazelnut Cake

We were haveing some friends and a neighbour over for dinner one evening we needed a dessert. Cake! Utilizing cookbooks seems to be a  challenge foe me lately. With the web always close at hand, in my mind it can be easier to go and print something off. One of my ongoing goals is to... Continue Reading →

February 2015

It has been a long while since I posted on a regular basis. It's been a couple of years getting over a heart problem and getting back to a reasonable facsimile of health. With that out of the way I am going to try and get back to posting.In 2015 I was fortunate enough to... Continue Reading →

Nando’s – Vancouver Davie Street

Lunch at Nando'sLast week a few friends and I got together for a last summer lunch. Two friends were on their lunch hour and the other two had the day at leisure. Nando's was close for all on this day.I won't go into the meal.  It was typical Nando's - good for its type.I decided... Continue Reading →

June 2015

Well it's certainly been a long time since I made a regular post on the blog....It's been an insteresting  year and a half dealing with a health issue. While I have been active and continued to be able to travel, finding the energy to create a coherant blog post has been challenging.Having said that, Thank... Continue Reading →

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