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Apparently someone doesn’t know me very well…

…because they think I deserve the Super Sweet Blogging Award!!! ¬†Many thanks to Jackie at I love her blog! She is “a simple wanderer” and is honest, funny and talented. You should leave now and visit her blog. I’ll wait….. Go on. ‘kay, so back to me. ūüėČ I have to say that receiving … Continue reading

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DAY TRIPPIN’… Granville Island

“From Industry to Artistry… ¬†From a declining 37-acre industrial wasteland in Vancouver’s False Creek, to one of the most successful urban redevelopments in North America,” reads the “Island Heritage” tab on the Granville Island website. ¬†True story. Remnants of Granville Island’s past are obvious and abundant. ¬†It is still the home of a fully operational … Continue reading

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DAY TRIPPIN’… Chinatown

This – the second entry in the “day trippin’” series – was a long time coming, I know. My apologies. ¬†Damn rain and all. ¬†Our field trip started with a ride downtown to Vancouver’s Chinatown, which in all my years here I had yet to visit. ¬†I was expecting something like Victoria’s Chinatown, but I … Continue reading

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As many of you know by now, I have a well-developed chef crush on Aussie Ross Dobson. ¬†His “Market Vegetarian” is my all-time, hands-down, favourite cookbook of all time. ¬†I profiled several of his recipes on our family blog and have incorporated so many of his de-lish dishes into my regular repertoire, it seems only … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Year of Austere:
In the spirit of dietary austerity, I thought I’d share one of our new favourite family dinners. ¬†It’s healthy, hearty and totally Autumn-worthy…. ¬†like this Summer has been. ¬†With record-breaking (and totally nasty, I might add) temperatures everywhere else in North America, our rainy, peek-a-boo sun days are a…