An ever-reliable standby showing lively green apple fruit with a hint of spice and a whiff of almond. Clean fresh ripe apple flavour with the slightly sweet sensation and lightly creamy texture balanced by crisp dry acidity.
Bok Choy, sometimes called Pak Choi or Joi Choi, is that wonderful slim green vegetable resembling swiss chard. Usually reasonably priced, its mildly sweet flavour and healthful properties make a great alternative to green beans, broccoli or cabbage. When buying, make sure that the leaves are dark green and the stalks white with no brown [READ MORE]
As I mentioned in the story “RevOILution” (Tidings December 09/January 10), tasting extra virgin olive oil is much like tasting wine. You’re assessing aromas, flavours, mouthfeel and finish. Traditionally, colour hasn’t really counted, but the “new school of tasting” (and me, for that matter) feel that, like wine, the colour of an oil is worth [READ MORE]
Pour the Pusser's rum, brandy, lime juice, sugar and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Fill with club soda, and serve.
Q water Sparkling Wine Award Gold: 13th Street 2008 Premier Cuvée Gold: Huff Estates 2007 Cuvée Peter F Huff Silver: Angels Gate 2010 Archangel Chardonnay Bronze: Hernder Estates 2007 Sparkling Riesling NOW Magazine Dry Riesling Award Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2010 Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling Gold: Daniel Lenko Estate 2009 Reserve Riesling Silver: John Howard Cellars [...]
Great news – there’s a new addition to our family! I wasn’t sure if we really should go for it. But, it was a blustery Saturday morning when I laid eyes on it, and the promise of heat and sunshine took over my thoughts. Our new addition is a dwarf lemon tree loaded with blooms [...]
David Stansfield is one happy man. He’s the sommelier and wine buyer at bustling Tap & Barrel, in the heart of Vancouver’s newest neighbourhood that’s sprouted in the former Olympic Village. The restaurant (which opened in summer 2012) is well named: The capacious, two-tier, modern space with sweeping views of False Creek and downtown pours [...]
He is a tall, strapping man, all of 27 years old, and looks more like the star quarterback than a man who tinkers with high-octane booze all day long. But that’s the path master distiller Geoff Dillon, with degrees in biochemistry and economics, has taken in the heart of Niagara wine country. Dillon is on [...]
So there we were, hubby and I, sadly staring out at our backyard ten years after promising we’d do something about the expanse of asphalt that posed as a patio. It was truly hideous – now more than ever. Years of cycling from frozen winters to sweltering summers have caused the asphalt to heave, crack [...]