Food & Drinks

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    You’re sitting on the patio of your favourite restaurant, enjoying a delicious meal, great conversation and a crisp glass of vino.  You feel a warm breeze float by as you and you know, summer is here.  I love how this season seems to ignite the senses, warm the soul and pull us out of our drowsy winter slumber.   There are so many reasons why I love living in the Fraser Valley, and of course, the food scene is definitely at the top of that list.  If your looking to explore the Fraser Valley food scene, check out my top picks for outdoor…

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true north Caesar recipe in a mason jar glass


CELEBRATE CANADA DAY WITH THIS ‘TRUE NORTH’ CAESAR RECIPE       Canada Day is just around the corner, and in the spirit of our Nation’s 150th birthday, we’ve teamed up with French’s™ to bring you the perfect tribute cocktail to enjoy this summer: the True North Caesar!             INGREDIENTS   8 oz (236 mL) French’s™ Not Your Ordinary Caesar™ Original Cocktail Mix 1 2/3 oz (50 mL) good vodka like Polar Ice® Vodka 1 dash Frank’s® RedHot Original Hot Sauce 3 dashes French’s® Worcestershire Sauce Pinch of salt and pepper 1 tbsp (15 g) celery…

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featured late night coffee recipes article


6 LATE NIGHT COFFEE RECIPES WORTH STAYING UP FOR Ah, coffee. Or as we like to call it: lifeblood/elixir of the gods/oxygen.     Not much beats a perfectly brewed cup of dark roast, whether iced or hot- and its foothold in our culture is only growing.  Younger Millennials and Generation Z have grown up hanging out at Starbucks instead of at the mall or the park; coffee and coffee drinking have become as much as part of our identity as hashtags and internet memes. Coffee isn’t just for drinking, either.  Coffee as an ingredient is a growing food trend and…

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featured jar of kombucha - where to get kombucha in fraser valley


WHERE TO GET KOMBUCHA IN THE FRASER VALLEY You may have noticed a growing trend here in the Valley – it’s a little bubbly, a little tangy, and a LOT good for you… It’s Kombucha!     This fizzy health drink has made its way from the depths of the health and wellness world, right onto local grocery store shelves and neighbourhood shops. The clear winner over sugary sodas, it has numerous health benefits and is packed full of probiotics, making it one of the healthiest beverages you can consume.   So, what exactly is Kombucha?    Basically, Kombucha is…

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Close up of crispy easy empanada recipe


TASTY, CRISPY, AND EASY EMPANADA RECIPE Empanadas are the Latin answer to Italy’s calzone and Britain’s pasty- savoury meat filling wrapped in pastry, baked or deep fried to perfection. They’re incredibly tasty and while a real authentic recipe may take a lot of time and effort, this simple knock-off version is delicious and easy to throw together! By replacing some of the flour in the dough with cornmeal, we ensure that the final product is crisp, even without the use of a deep fryer. Using prepared pulled pork, which is available at most delis and supermarkets, cuts down on the time…

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featured breakfast smoothie recipe


SEVEN INCREDIBLE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES Smoothies are a go-to breakfast around here, but we often find ourselves stuck in a rut! There’s only so many times you can drink a mixed berry smoothie before it starts to get old, so we’ve rounded up Seven Incredible Breakfast Smoothies! These beauties are delicious, healthy, and pretty amazing to look at if you ask us!   Blueberry and Coconut Layered Smoothie First up, this stunning Blueberry and Coconut Layered Smoothie from Broma Bakery. These gorgeous jars of goodness are proof that you really do eat with your eyes first!       Hibiscus Berry Smoothie Bowl These creamy Hibiscus…

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mothers day recipes featured oatmeal


      This Mother’s Day, why not skip the flowers and spoil Mom with a whole day of delicious treats? We’ve done the planning for you and put together a Perfect Mother’s Day Menu using a selection of our favourite Mother’s Day recipes… to be honest, these look so good we might not wait until Mother’s Day to make them!         FOR BREAKFAST: Healthy and delicious, this Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal is sure to start Mom’s day off on the right foot.     Pair it with a warming Chai Tea Latte, and you’ve got a breakfast any mom would love.  …

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agave short rib chilaquiles recipe


  Cinco de Mayo is around the corner and that means there’s an enthusiastic and aggressive enjoyment of tequila shots, margaritas, and tacos. However, Miami Chef Adrianne is unleashing her Maximum Flavor on this must-try Mexican classic, Chilaquiles.     Combine these three recipes to create a flavour combo worthy of Cinco de Mayo!  Agave Glazed Short Ribs + Green Chile Queso Fundido + Pickled Red Onion       1.) AGAVE GLAZED SHORT RIBS         INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 lbs beef short ribs 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/3…

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no-turn strawberry cheesecake ice cream in a bowl


This Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is so smooth and creamy you’ll never believe it’s no-churn! All you need is a stand mixer or hand-held mixer, seven simple ingredients, and a freezer. Let’s talk about no-churn versus conventional ice cream recipes for a second. Real traditional ice cream is generally made of a custard base that is chilled and then churned in an ice cream maker to freeze it. The constant movement while freezing serves the dual purpose of incorporating air into the freezing mixture and preventing ice crystals from forming as it freezes, yielding a smooth and creamy product. If you take…

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Spot Prawn Festival event logo


    The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia celebrates 11 years of the Spot Prawn Festival at the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf on Saturday May 13 from 11am-3pm. This event is generously supported by long-standing sponsor the Pacific Prawn Fishermen’s Association.       With the return of this free, family-friendly festival is also the return of the ticketed Spot Prawn Boil. The boil sells out every year and tickets are selling fast. Get yours here!           Spot Prawn Boil Tickets: $19.75 Each Spot Prawn Boil ticket grants a wristband for a specific time slot, for access to a plate of three succulent BC spot prawns plus a…

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