International Tea Day – The Beginning

May 21, 2020 is the first observance of the International Tea Day: Harnessing benefits for all from field to cup. Tea is always a celebration for me for it connects me to friendships, places, events and great conversations. I am thrilled to be celebrating the first International Tea Day. I love beginnings! This is a…

What Feeds Us

The City of Vancouver defines a just and sustainable food system as one in which food production, processing, distribution , consumption and waste management are integrated to enhance the environmental, economic, social and nutritional well-being of our city and its residents.” Vancouver Food Strategy –  page 10, January 2013 The spectre of food insecurity is…

Farm-to-Table & Distance-to-Fork

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” James Beard 821 Million People 821 million people – one in nine – still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. Even more – one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition.  This data comes directly from  World Food Programme (WFP), the leading…

Hot Dogs & Summer

“Hot dogs and Red Vines and potato chips and French fries are my favourite foods.” Betty White July is National Hot Dog Month Summertime is at its zenith, with the heat of the afternoon sun mellowing to a gentle warmth as it heads towards its setting. This is the time for outdoor dinners and delicious…

The Love of Chocolate

“Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food.” Michael Levine Chocolate lovers – this is your day. July 7, 2018 is World Chocolate Day 2018. It has been said that the love of chocolate began with the ancient Olmec people, the first major civilization in Mexico. Now, the world has embraced chocolate’s rich and…

The Shipyard Food Trucks

If you visit the North Vancouver Shipyards on a late Friday afternoon, you will encounter vivid multi-coloured food trucks cautiously navigating the narrow dockyard roads to find a space to settle. It is “set-up” time for the Shipyards Night Market event that features a marvelous variety of delectable repasts. The preparation is fascinating. Everywhere I…