Mom, blogger, creative self-taught hobby chef and complete food geek. I have a passion for fabulous food with an eye toward local and organic products. I love learning everything I can about the food we eat; I also love wine. For recipe ideas check out my website at www.kitchenuncorked.com or follow me on twitter @kitchenuncorked

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Yaletown Brunch Crawl

  With Dine Out Vancouver well into it’s second week, there are several foodie events taking place across the city, including the ever popular weekend brunch crawls. Presented by Vancouver Foodster, each weekend showcases two neighbourhoods, with local restaurants and shops presenting their own unique take on brunch. This past weekend, My husband and I…

Tasting Plates – Fraserhood

  This past week, Vancouver Foodster hosted another of the ever popular Tasting Plates tours, this time in the Fraserhood area of East Vancouver. The perfect excuse to visit Vancouver’s many, diverse neighbourhoods, Tasting Plates are self-guided tours that give you the chance to try a variety of tasty offerings from the participating restaurants, cafes…

Noodle Mania 2016

This past week my husband and I took part in Noodle Mania, presented by Tasting Plates and Vancouver Foodster. Now it’s it’s third year, the event took us on a tour of 6 different restaurants throughout the city, each offering a taste of their own “noodle-inspired” dish. The event kicked off when we picked up…

Abbotsford Harvest Dinner

    On October 15th, Tourism Abbotsford hosted their annual Harvest Dinner. Bringing together local farmers and media friends, the event was meant to showcase the bounty of food, wine and beer that Abbotsford produces. This year’s dinner was held at Mt Lehman Winery. With it’s sweeping views of the vineyard and beautifully decorated table…

Farm to Table in the Fraser Valley

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from or how it’s produced? How does that pork roast get on your plate? Who raises the pigs? What kind of life do they have? Living in the city, it’s not commonplace to see farm animals grazing through grassy fields, but drive out into the Fraser Valley…

Avocado Showdown in Vancouver

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of participating in the Avocado Showdown in Vancouver held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. The goal for the competitors was to create a dish to showcase the delicious versatility of avocados. Specifically, avocados from Mexico, as they make up approximately 80% of the avocados sold in Canada. Attended…

Edible Gardening in Vancouver

With spring upon us, I’ve been thinking a lot about my home garden. Every year I get ridiculously excited to start planting. In fact, our whole family does, and with the outstanding weather we’ve been having, the anticipation has been mounting. We started our edible garden 5 years ago when my son was 2 years…

Get cooking!

My dream vacation has always been to travel to Italy or France for a few weeks with the sole purpose of taking cooking lessons. I love to learn about food, I love trying new restaurants, but most of all, I love to cook. I also firmly believe that cooking for yourself is one of the…

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