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Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta

It’s a sure sign of summer’s forward motion towards fall when the garden baskets fill with cherry tomatoes and basil plants bow under the weight of their own bounty. This simple pasta dish is vegetarian/vegan and is a delight paired with a voluminous red white. Ingredients – Fettuccine for pasta – fresher the better. Olive […]

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Dinner hour – Bucatini All’Amatriciana

This is one of my wife’s favourite meals at a local restaurant named Zambri’s – using our own tomatoes from the garden as well as many other fresh ingredients, we created the Marinara (which is basically Tomatoes, onions, finely diced celery, carrots, 1/2 cup of red wine, garlic etc – full recipe to follow). The […]

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Summer Food Fun and Drink 2009 Chapter 6 B.C. Transit to suspend Charter Rights for one day

Heading to a garden party across town on Canada Day? A blog reboot from 2009! Arborbrook Pinot Noir Vintner’s Select 2006 at $67 a bottle (U.S.) is a remarkable grape. Any party host would welcome you with open arms. This huge wine hits you harder than a jilted bride with bigger-than-Rita McNeil style – and […]

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Summer food fun and drink – Enjoy an Okanagan Meritage Today

Andrea asks… “When does your Summer Food Fun and Drink series end? And what are you going to call the new series?” Good question. Was thinking something along the lines of Autumn Leaves Feast of Fields… in celebrating harvest… something that resonates with me… having grown up on a small farm. It is calm. It […]

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Mussels Marinara… goodbye my salty friends!

I know that my readers from CoffeeCrew.Com think I am a swarthy tough guy that catches bullets with his teeth, busts international drug cartels completely alone and roams the mean streets of Victoria at night, in an annoying scratchy man-outfit from Lululemon maintaining law and order… But no. I am just like you. and you. […]

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For your stomaches sake…

In 1986, a buddy of mine and I helped a gal (a UBC medical school graduate) move to Regina, Saskatchewan to do her internship. lauren was her name. Nice gal. Her Dad came along for the ride. The extra help was appreciated. Seems Dad is something of a diehard Christian… at least one that believes […]

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