Berries are Good! K

Berries are Good! K

Ever wonder why there are so many birds that like to eat berries? A bears survival cravings are the same as humans and love the taste and the energy from eating the fresh picked berry fruits. The main reason for the birds take on a seasonal berry feeding frenzies is to build fat cells and immune system. Fat Cells actually up-regulates gene expression for fat oxidation (fat burning) and down-regulates gene expression for fat storage. The oxidation of fatty acids increases further, directly through the release of adiponectin. The overall effect is that fat cells begin to...
Pad Thai Laos Stew

Pad Thai Laos Stew

Cooking authentic in Lao and Thai culinary traditions needed lots of rehearsals to get the flavours balanced. A good selection of needed ingredients require research information on available sources .Different locations in the many provinces add ingredients from their origin. Simple street food dishes are always made to order using the freshest ingredients and served to you as a VIP guest.  The Laos cuisine is a personal favourite and will give you a food rush that will make you smile from ear to ear. The simple Pad dishes are first class and all served with quality and...
Wild Forest Mushroom Truffle Cream Soup

Wild Forest Mushroom Truffle Cream Soup

Wild Forest Mushroom Truffle Cream Soup.. While cleaning out my condiment pantry, I found some of my foraged dried wild forest mushrooms that I picked several years back. I didn’t realise how much I still had left. Beside that was also a small tin of imported Italian dried truffle flakes with lots of residue intact. With these ingredients I started to prepare some mushroom truffle and tarragon cream soup with parma-bacon crisps to intensify the flavours. A quick chop of celery, onion and shallot, some unsalted butter into a sauté pan while the mushrooms soaked in a...
Ceviche Lettuce Wraps

Ceviche Lettuce Wraps

Ceviche Lettuce Wraps, is food dish that originated in Peru, typically made from fresh raw fish and shell fish cured in fresh citrus juices, most commonly lemon or lime, and spiced with ají, chili peppers or other seasonings, including chopped onions, salt, and coriander and topped on rice paper wrap. Make your own flavours and enjoy the crispy goodness by first setting up a condiment tray with all the fillings. Remember to keep it well chilled. The emphasis on detail is to impress. We started the ball rolling with a most delicious house margarita . Perfectly executed....
Nick’s Romaian Bread

Nick’s Romaian Bread

Perfect bread requires a passionate baker. The more time we spend at home the more we need to eat well and stay healthy. A good loaf of bread is the best thing to have in your pantry. No matter where you are in this country finding a good loaf like this one and you’ll have to make your way to Steveston BC. Come and say hi to Nickolas and treat yourself to one of the best loafs made with a century old starter and a wood fired oven that is so seasoned from the thousands of loafs he has produced over the years.
Finding Seafood Nirvana

Finding Seafood Nirvana

Some of the best recipes start with a good selection of fresh caught and prepared Pacific Shellfish. Easy to make salads and hot pots of clear or creamy chowders. I shop at several docks here in Vancouver. Granville Island Market, Steveston, Sidney, Sooke, Ucluelet Tofino Prawns, crab, squid, rock fish, halibut ling cod. Salt Spring mussels and Effingham oysters tossed with tasty vinaigrette or stewed in a hot pot. It’s all healthy and good.