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Shizen Ya

Eating my way through Vancouver – Part 2: Shizen Ya

While my Japadog experience was overall awesome, I made one crucial error.  I ate it at 3pm Vancouver time.  I continue to blame Air Canada for this.  At 6pm it was time to go for dinner and I was feeling pretty stuffed, but I took one for the team and went in search of sushi. …

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Terimayo Japadog

Eating my way through Vancouver – Part 1: Japadog

One of the best parts of travelling is eating.  If you dine in local eateries and avoid the chains you can experience a new point of view and different ingredients than you might be used to.  Recently I traveled to Vancouver for some corporate work.  I took advantage of this opportunity to explore the culinary…

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Starting from Scratch – Writing Recipes

Beginning my culinary journey as a baker, I have always kept recipes close at hand.  A recipe tells you what ingredients to include, in which proportion, and how to effectively blend them together.  You can make dozens of very different cakes with the exact same ingredients by changing either the proportions, or how you blend…

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Lemon Lime Marmalade Shortbread

How To – Lemon Lime Marmalade Shortbread

I recently developed a recipe for a Lemon Lime Clementine Marmalade Cake using Pickles Eh! Lemon Lime Marmalade.  As a result,  I tasted a lot of Pickles Eh! Lemon Lime Marmalade.  Every time I put the spoon in my mouth I couldn’t help but think how awesome it would be with shortbread.  When I made the…

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Roasted tomato and cilantro shrimp pic

How To – Roasted Tomato and Cilantro Shrimp

Whenever I see bags of frozen, uncooked shrimp on sale I buy a couple and leave them in the freezer.  Shrimp are great on those days when you get home from work, you don’t have any protein ready for dinner and you want something delicious.   This recipe is quick to prepare and is full of flavour.  …

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