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What’s Up? Hot Dog!

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The hot and sultry weather has banished the usual Vancouver evening chill, sending us out of our stuffy rooms to prowl the night. One of these walks took us past What’s Up? Hot Dog! on Hastings, and we decided to indulge in the great hot dog trend. Hot dogs are having a moment on the West Coast these days, perhaps …

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Thai food in rural Canada

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I grew up in rural coastal British Columbia, and every now and then I like to sneak back to the Sunshine Coast for a weekend away from city life. It was a bit rainy today, but I still managed to sip coffee by the beach, take in the misty forest air, and I even managed to spot a golden eagle …

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Origin myths and Mongolian BBQ

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This a great time of year for wandering the city’s streets and beaches, and one of my favourite quick stops on the go is the Mongolie Grill BBQ restaurants that dot the city. What is interesting about these restaurants is that they are neither Mongolian nor particularly BBQ, but Vancouver has a love affair with the format. Many years ago …

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Exotic coffee by the sea

In Drink, Restaurant, Vancouver and Region by Lenore Newman1 Comment

I love coffee, and judging from the number of coffee shops in the city, most of Vancouver does as well. On most mornings our household starts off with a few bodums of French press coffee, made with freshly ground beans and water just a little cooler than boiling. I also love exploring Vancouver’s ever changing array of coffee shops, which …

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I fly for pie

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My research takes me over a pretty wide swath in the Fraser Basin, and so I often find myself driving through Chilliwack, though I rarely leave the freeway there. However last week I had a meeting in that town and I had a little time to kill, so I decided to check out the Airport Coffee Shop at the Chilliwack …

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Pi(e) Day

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March 14th is Pi day, as the date matches the first three digits of the mathematical constant Pi: 3.14. As someone who once studied physics, and someone who loves pie the dessert, Pi day is a great excuse to have a sugary snack. So I headed to Granville Island to visit À La Mode, one of my favourite Vancouver pie …

Maple quinoa pudding

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Recently I have been writing about broadleaf maple syrup and also about quinoa, and so it was a nice surprise to find them together at the Harbour House Hotel. Located in Ganges, BC, the hotel strives to provide excellent meals that are as local as possible, all year long. They are lovingly restoring a portion of the original Crofton farm; …

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Urban life and home delivery

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Sand and Feathers has been on a short, and not entirely voluntary, holiday hiatus. I have been sick with a hellishly bad flu that has kept me indoors and in general dampened my ability to enjoy holiday cheer. It is an unusual thing for me to spend any amount of time eating nothing much at all; it is even more …

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Cozy Food 1: Red Sea Ethiopian

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Living in Vancouver comes at a price. We don’t think about it during the early days of Spring, while the rest of the country shivers, and we certainly don’t think about it during those perfect summer days as we relax on a beach patio as the sun melts behind the island. But as Persephone must return to Hades, we too …