Ordering Wine

Published April 30, 2014

I'm not embarrassed to say that I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner when we decide to go out for the evening to a favorite restaurant. But many times I find the wine list quite overwhelming. Do we... Continue reading →

Fancy Garnishes

Published March 05, 2014

Have you ever wondered how bartenders make those little rose garnishes or fruit rind twizzles that arrive on the edge of your cocktail? The time and effort bartenders take to make these creations for dinner plates and beverages always impresses... Continue reading →

Roasted Yam and Quinoa Salad from Whitewater Cooks Cookbook

Published September 26, 2013

This salad is fantastic on its own or as a side dish. I've made it over and over again this summer and thought it was worth sharing!  Enjoy! *recipe from Whitewater Cooks ...with friends Chickpea, quinoa and roasted yam salad... Continue reading →

Vases As Serving Tools

Published August 14, 2013

Alfresco dining with a twist BY BARB LUNTER, NORTH SHORE NEWS AUGUST 13, 2013 IT'S always fun to put a contemporary twist on outdoor serving ideas. Incorporating elements of nature is a great way to add a little pizazz to your... Continue reading →

Pure Bread Bakery Whistler

Published March 03, 2013

Every once in awhile I come across something that deserves worth mentioning. This little bakery is tucked away in Function Junction in Whistler and is definitely a hidden little gem. Freshly baked goods out of their back kitchen everyday. Upon... Continue reading →

Edamame Vegetable Saute

Published November 14, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1718" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo credit: Squidoo.com[/caption] This is one of my favorite side dishes when serving chicken, fish or just on it's own. 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1.5 cups frozen sweet edamame... Continue reading →

Spicy Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce

1 carrot, peeled 1/3 cup peanut butter 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp chopped, peeled, fresh ginger 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tsp crushed red pepper 1 garlic clove 1 -16oz can fat-free chicken broth 1 pound skinned, boneless chicken... Continue reading →

Cedar Plank Salmon

[caption id="attachment_1700" align="alignright" width="194"] Look for fresh Spring or Coho salmon for this recipe.[/caption] This is a great summer barbeque for a family dinner. A favorite of my family, simply soak your planks for at least 8 hours and place... Continue reading →

Roasted Tomato Penne

[caption id="attachment_1696" align="alignright" width="300"] A wonderful meal by the fire or in the summer time with a salad.[/caption] This is one of my husband's favorite dinners with a nice Caesar salad and Classic Chianti. It is very kid-friendly and allows... Continue reading →

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Published July 20, 2012

2 whole pork tenderloins 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 large bunch fresh spinach, washed 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts 4 ounces asiago cheese, cubed 1 large egg, beaten 6 think slices of prosciutto, chipped kitchen string to tie the meat... Continue reading →