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Caramelized Brussel sprouts
  1. Some time ago I had the pleasure of reviewing a very special cookbook, written and compliled by  Dancing Chef, Natasha MacAller. The book was called Vanilla Table. As it happened, Natasha was visiting Vancouver, and I met with her at the Granville Island Hotel. The links to  my review of Vanilla Table and my interview with the dancing chef, are shown below.

At the time, Natasha mentioned that together with her colleague, Chef Anne Conness and her team, they would be opening a restaurant called Sausal, a short drive from LAX airport. Most of my west coast flights are into...

Lolita's South of the Border Cantina
1326 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC
Ph: (604) 696-9996

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Until now, despite rave reviews about the food from friends who live in the neighborhood and frequent this cantina, I have foolishly avoided joining them for fear that I would be subjected to dishes flavoured with the dreaded cilantro. But finally others in our group planned a dinner there and I...

This 7 day visit to Cozumel was not originally on my travel agenda for 2012.   My travel plans for the first six months of the year were aimed more at making up for the year of ballroom dance that I had lost with my severe back pain that culminated in emergency spine surgery.  So I had planned to start the New Year in the South Pacific taking a dance cruise on the Ocean Princess.  Shortly after getting back from that, I...

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