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Why you should eat more beans in 2016
2016 is the year of beans, according to the UN. Here’s why you should eat more.
Jan 17th, 2016
Support local farmers this year by joining a CSA
Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) offers a delicious way to participate in the local food economy.
Jan 10th, 2016
How to make three days’ worth of packed lunches in an hour
Packing your own lunches saves money and can provide healthier fare than eating out. But how do you get organized and actually do it? Here’s a great time-saving method.
Jan 3rd, 2016
Ginger and red currant solstice scones
Relax and enjoy the winter solstice by baking festive vegan, gluten-free scones that reimagine the bounty of the summer solstice.
Dec 20th, 2015
Harvesting from the freezer: cooking with frozen vegetables from your garden
Cooking with frozen vegetables is a bit of a lost art. Here are some great favourite ways to prepare them.
Dec 13th, 2015
Treat yourself and your loved ones to an amazing Thanksgiving meal
There’s no need to serve a dried-out turkey or thin, tasteless gravy. Just follow these easy steps and treat yourself and your loved ones to an amazing Thanksgiving meal.
Oct 10th, 2013
Sausage and bacon-making in the Downtown Eastside
Save On Meats introduced their new series of cooking classes, including the Sausage and Bacon 101 which I delved right in to.
Jan 29th, 2013
Templeton Iron Chef cooking competition lights up the Chef Rob Feenie's taste buds
An epic culinary battle to see whose cuisine reigns supreme (at Templeton Secondary).
Jan 31st, 2013
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.
Oct 20th, 2012
Remembering the late Celebrity Chef Anthony Sedlak's life in the kitchen
It was hard to believe Sedlak got his start in cooking just so he could get cheap snowboarding passes. But that's what he told the Vancouver Observer in 2008.
Linda Solomon Wood
Aug 17th, 2008