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Tuscan bread, dried black olives, heirloom tomatoes, barrata, balsamci!

Seems simple, and it is. It’s all about the quality of the ingredients. Venturi-Schulze aged balsamic (Vancouver Island), Portuguese olive oil(Bom Dia), barrata -unripe cows cheese (Bosa Foods), fire roasted bread(homemade), the best in season heirloom tomatoes from the Vancouver Farmers Market, oven dried black olives and the most fragrant basil leaves that you can […]

BC Halibut, heirloom tomato coulis, creamed leeks, deep fried red onion

From the kitchen of Swallow Tail this lovely evening… we present our halibut. After the 3rd course, we made a fire in the backyard for the guests. Prosciutto stuffed figs with Barrata (unriped Italian cow cheese) followed. Dessert – crab apple covered in caramel and ginger, anise ice cream and baked salted caramel figs.

New Restaurant – Cafeteria rocks Vancouver!

Simple menu, fresh ingredients, flawless execution… in my top three restaurants of the year! You must try the stuffed red peppers with aioli, black olive and fish cake… white anchovies on top, STUNNING! I ordered a second and I was already full! Main Street at 11th Ave, it’s a must.Great wine list too, the house […]

Mystery Chef Series @ Swallow Tail secret Supper Club

Experience BC ingredients whipped into spectacular food creations by guest chefs. This August in Vancouver, chefs from around the world will be guest cooking in the swallow tail garden, exclusively. More details to come, reserve your seat now as there is only room for 20 people to taste. Email – Aug 14 – Chef […]

Baby Oyster Mushrooms are soo cute!

The Urban Forager – Wild herb walk in Vancouver – book it while the sun still shines and the mushrooms are still peaking out.

Confused in the Aisles – How to choose a great Balsamic

A good, aged, traditional balsamic vinegar is like the blood of the Gods. Combine that with ripe, sweet strawberries and you have IT. Yes, IT, the thing you’ve been waiting for all your life. I ate two portions of angel food cake with balsamic at last nights supper club and skipped dinner. Okay, here’s a […]

Secret supper – the 1st garden party – Vancouver

The star of the evening was local BC BBQ Duck, parsnips and rhubarb in white wine, smoking cinnamon, deep fried salted fennel, raddichio marmalade. Ha-cha!

Strawberry Season – The Evil Strawberry

You thought they were so sweet and nice, but really they’re pure EVIL! Ingredients:Ripe Summer Strawberries400 grams Bitter Chocolate, ONLY Callebaut or another high quality brandOptional Port Directions:Take a little bit of love (the strawberries) and a little bit of pure, evil, dark chocolate from Callebaut. Dip the love in the evil. Serve to friends […]

Hunting for Oyster Mushrooms in Vancity…

I’ve been stumbling about the forest, lately, here are a handful of my tasty finds near Vancouver…Oyster Mushroom Log – Eureka! Red Leg Frog – Blue listed species, okayyyy… I won’t eat it. Anyone eaten any frogs in the wilds of Vancouver? I’ve eaten frogs legs before in Cambodia, they were delectable. Chanterelles! Good eats… […]

Lavender Lemon Mousse with Sherry & BC Huckleberries

Light and fragrant with a zippy kick of booze at the bottom, what more could you want? Great summer dessert, especially, with the lavender flowers blooming right now. Substitute salmonberries, blueberries or raspberries if you don’t have huckleberries. RecipeServes 14 small portions2 Cups whipping Cream – whip to stiff peaks1 cup yogurt1/4 cup lemon juice1 […]