On Blogging

On Blogging

I have worked in and around the online world for almost 30 years now, having an IT background that begins before IT was an acronym and before there was even an “offline” that you could turn on!  I have worked with clients to design their websites and manage their...
Getting Back to the Source

Getting Back to the Source

Quite simply, food messes with our minds. I started writing this blog, thinking about how food at its most basic is a requirement for survival, and beyond that, a source of energy for our bodies and our minds.  Protein, carbohydrates, and fats – all just...
Baskets or Boxes?

Baskets or Boxes?

My son made an innocent comment the other day, comparing my new online business with a local gift basket company, and challenging me as to why I would possibly think of competing with them. Somewhat naive of me perhaps, but I never really considered the gift basket...
Books for Cooks – “Blood, Bones, & Butter”

Books for Cooks – “Blood, Bones, & Butter”

I love reading food & travel books – for inspiration, insight, and escape. I love sitting in my armchair as Anthony Bourdain takes me to some hole in the wall restaurant in Asia, or imagining myself on a bicycle in Russia, drinking tea on the side of the road with...
Westcoast Smoked Salmon Candy

Westcoast Smoked Salmon Candy

Smoking was originally introduced as a method to preserve fish against spoilage, as the smoking process cooks and dehydrates the meat, killing and impeding the growth of bacteria. It has a place in history throughout Europe and America, linked to various spiritual...
Good Food vs. A Good Food Experience

Good Food vs. A Good Food Experience

We were a small, cozy group this year for Christmas Dinner –  myself, my husband, and our two teenage sons – and it was suggested that we simply load our plates and eat at the kitchen bar / table.  Now it is a beautiful table, built by the boys as a...
Culinary Tourism – a Definition?

Culinary Tourism – a Definition?

Food and Travel have gone hand in hand since before “tourism” was even a concept.  For those of us who love experiencing new destinations and different cultures, food becomes an integral part of the journey –  often before we leave home.  Through television,...
Traveling Foodies

Traveling Foodies

When I plan a vacation, I tend to use what I refer to as a “foodie perspective”.  If I am going to the Okanagan I want to find fresh fruit stands and visit the local wineries.  If I am in Hawaii then tropical fruit & fresh seafood is a must, as well as Maui onions...
Perfect Food

Perfect Food

I recently listened to the audio version of Anthony Bourdain’s book “Medium Raw”.  A great read/listen if you enjoy Bourdain, but even my 16 year old son mentioned that it has too much swearing for his liking. Definitely an acquired taste – but always...