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Fairburn Farm

August 24th, 2009 @ 10:23am by Rebecca Bollwitt

As our little tour van rolled up the dusty gravel road toward Fairburn Farm, I knew we would be in for a treat. I hopped out and had to let the scenery soak in a bit. We stood in front of a lovely farm house surrounded by pastures, mountains, and lush green hues that sprouted […]

Araxi Whistler

August 13th, 2009 @ 10:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This evening John and I were guests of Araxi, one of Whistler’s finest restaurants which will be the home of this season’s winner of the FOX reality series, Hell’s Kitchen. I had the opportunity to interview Executive Chef James Walt a few weeks ago about his restaurant and experience with Chef Gordon Ramsay. Tonight, I […]

Ice Cream for a Good Cause

August 9th, 2009 @ 10:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I decided to treat myself tonight and give into the cold, silky, smooth temptation of ice cream. While doing so I was reminded of two dessert-related campaigns for good causes that are currently running… Being the first-ever Canadian flavour for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, the Barenaked Ladies‘ “If I had 1,000,000 Flavours” truly doesn’t […]

VinoCamp and CheeseCamp Vancouver

July 20th, 2009 @ 2:15pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last year’s inaugural VinoCamp Vancouver was such a success that it’s back again this August. As a special treat, the world’s first-ever CheeseCamp will compliment VinoCamp as well. “A different type of conference, VinoCamp CheeseCamp 2009 is designed for people interested in technology, wine and cheese as participants are encouraged to take photos of what’s […]

Surrey Fusion Festival 2009 – The Food

July 19th, 2009 @ 1:35am by Rebecca Bollwitt

We spent the better part of Saturday over at the Fusion Festival in Holland Park and aside from the sights, sounds, and activities at this free event, the highlight for us was definitely the food pavilions. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr We started off with our staple Jamaican smoothie, followed up with tacos from […]

The Landing at Pacific Shores – Girls Island Getaway

July 10th, 2009 @ 11:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

For our final meal of our Girls Getaway last week, Keira and I were treated to dinner at The Landing West Coast Grill over at the Pacific Shores Resort & Spa. One of the best things about Parksville, aside from the endless beaches and glorious sunsets, is the resorts. I remembered spotting Pacific Shores from […]

Araxi: Hell's Kitchen Winner to Cook in Whistler

July 9th, 2009 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was recently announced that the winner of season six of the hit reality cooking series, Hell’s Kitchen (featuring Chef Gordon Ramsay), will receive the coveted Head Chef position at Whistler’s Araxi restaurant. I was fortunate enough to be able to interview Araxi’s Executive Chef James Walt, who also started up Yaletown’s Blue Water Cafe […]

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Morningstar Creek Winery – Girls Island Getaway

July 7th, 2009 @ 9:02am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On the second morning of our Girls Island Getaway from Vancouver, we made up our own schedule before heading to our next appointment. It’s fortunate that we did since it gave us time to explore Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and sample some tasty Morningstar Creek Wines. Located in Parksville, BC the farm has been around for […]