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Natasha Chudyk

Natasha Chudyk is a freelance writer, blogger and passionate foodie. She combines all of those passions on her food blog Originally from the picturesque Okanagan town of Summerland, she moved to the bright lights of Vancouver four years ago. In doing so she has discovered a whole new world of food adventures to be had. Natasha loves sharing restaurant recommendations, foodie events and recipes on her blog. She can be found shopping for vintage clothing, perusing farmers markets and of course tasting wine along the beautiful Naramata Bench.'

BC Home and Garden Show this weekend at BC Place

Get inspired for all things home related this weekend at the BC Home and Garden show and BC Place.

Healthy holiday eating tips from professional fitness model, Victoria Lindsay

Looking to stay trim this holiday season? Professional Fitness model Victoria Lindsay shares her healthy eating tips.

Backlash to Jamie Foxx's racist comments during SNL monologue

"I kill all the white people in my movie, how great is that?" said Jamie Foxx in his recent SNL monolouge. Is 'reverse racism' acceptable comic fodder in North America?
Chef Michael Smith

Fast Flavours Cookbook Interview With Chef Michael Smith

Chef Michael Smith chats with the VO about his latest cookbook Fast Flavours.

Recipe to Riches celebrates the best of Canadian home chefs

Recipe to Riches finalist Jennifer Innis tells us how she wowed the judges at her Vancouver audition.
Mairlyn Smith displays her new cookbook.

Quinoa Queen Mairlyn Smith on her new vegetarian cookbook

Discussing quinoa, known as the the chameleon of superfood with bubbly TV personality and Personal Home Economist Mairlyn Smith.

Canadian woman has stolen phone returned from England

Ever had something stolen while on vacation? Find out how a Pitt Meadows woman found her stolen cell phone in England once she was already back home in Canada.
Reiko Mackenzie and Chef Chris Remington in the B.C. Cranberries bog.

Fraser Valley Food Show celebrates British Columbia's real food

What do Reiko Mackenzie, of Real Housewives of Vancouver, a sausage making competition and a cranberry bog have in common?

Barbeque meat-up at Memphis Blues on Robson

No need to stray off Robson any longer for some delectable barbeque meat. Memphis Blues has opened up another fantastic joint downtown. Find out what's new on their menu.