I am a Boomer, mom, gram, wife, foodie, wine novice, and I love to travel. Experiencing life and dividing my time between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Formerly a Vancouver Wine Festival volunteer and freelance blogger for HelloVanCity.com and VancouverIslandStyle.com now Editor and Publisher of MyVanCity.ca Connect at [email protected] Twitter @myvancity Instagram @myvancityca and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/myvancity/

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Taste of Tulalip Celebration Dinner

“The culinary festival of the year. A food and wine experience filled with extraordinary epicurean treats…Savour an abundant array of spectacular fare from Tulalip’s top notch culinary team lead by Executive Chef Perry Mascitti and sample hand selected pours by award winning Sommelier Tommy Thompson, showcasing wineries from Washington, Oregon, California and around the globe.”…

Taste of Tulalip – the Travel

Travel – It’s been said it’s the journey not the destination but when you’re talking about the Taste of Tulalip it’s both. I always enjoy the trip when I travel to and from Tulalip Resort Casino. Washington State is scattered with small, interesting towns. I’ve written previously about some of the “stop worthy” places on our…

Learning from the Pros #ORUStyle

The Food Gays hold an interactive workshop to teach the basics of iPhone photography   I was excited to have the opportunity to attend the #ORUStyle interactive workshop on iPhone photography presented by Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett, aka The Food Gays, this past Saturday at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. We started with delicious bites from…

Introducing Chef Ron Shaw of Grapes & Soda joining our #TasteofThursday feature

We are pleased to introduce a new addition to our #TasteofThursday weekly feature. Welcome Chef Ron Shaw of Grapes & Soda, Farmer’s Apprentice’s new natural wine bar from co-owners David Gunawan and Dara Young.   RON SHAW Executive Chef Ron Shaw’s pedigree as the former Executive Chef of Vancouver restaurant Bishop’s, where he studied under celebrated chef and…

Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge Award Winners 

The Vancouver Foodster 4th annual Poutine Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Richmond, and Langley.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from February 5-28, 2015. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Isn’t It Romantic…Not

Okay here we go, one of the most dreaded days on the calendar is here – February 14th. That’s right Valentine’s Day. This is an article I wrote and published two years ago that I thought was worth recycling. Historically Saint Valentine was said to be a Saint from the 3rd century who practiced the sacrament of…

#TBT Chef Paul Moran S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 International Finalist and Chef Stephanie Noel

Just adding an update: Chef Paul Moran and Chef Stephanie Noel are currently working at CMH-K2 Lodge, in Nakusp, B.C. Chef Paul will compete in the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition in June in Milan, Italy.   Outstanding young chef Paul Moran, winner of the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition.   It was an interesting…

Bump N Grind…go for the cookies!

Yesterday I took part in Bump N Grind Cafe’s official “Grand Opening” at their new South Granville location. Although locals know Bump N Grind has been open since late December this was my first time visiting this conveniently located Cafe. Situated just off 14th Avenue on Granville Street, next door to Meinhardt’s Bump N Grind…

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