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Mr. Red Café – A Hidden Gem

Mr. Red Café – A Hidden Gem

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When you think of Vietnamese cuisine, what comes to mind? Pho, of course! And in Vancouver, there is definitely no shortage of Vietnamese restaurants that serve pho. Having lived in San Francisco, where there seemed to be an abundance of Vietnamese restaurants, we learned that there is so much more to Vietnamese cuisine than pho. So, […]

Instant Pot Smart – Juicy Turkey

Instant Pot Smart – Juicy Turkey

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For thanksgiving, I was tasked with bringing the turkey to my aunt’s for dinner. I gave my frozen turkey the recommended time to defrost and to my horror, it was still completely frozen that morning! I ended up running to the store to pick up a ham. But with a defrosting turkey in my fridge that […]

Duck Breast with Blueberry Sauce

Duck Breast with Blueberry Sauce

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I love duck. If we go out for a nice dinner and duck is on the menu, I will order it. For our only dine-in meal in Paris, of course, I ordered the duck. It cost me 18 Euros and I have to say it was not the best I have ever had. A few […]

Peach and Blueberry Crumble

Peach and Blueberry Crumble

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We have been so blessed during our time in Bigorre, France. With a population of 13, residing in seven homes, we have managed to be invited to dinner twice by our neighbours. The people here are incredibly hospitable and friendly. Yves, one of the neighbours who made us a meal of saucisse, ratatouille, rice and […]

Instant Pot – Beef Bourguignon

Instant Pot – Beef Bourguignon

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We have been travelling for the past couple of weeks, spending our time in London and Paris. We are now in the countryside in South of France. We are staying in a beautiful house in Bigorre, a tiny hamlet with a population of 13. There are only 7 houses here and the closest town is […]

London Fog Ice Cream

London Fog Ice Cream

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The whipping cream was screaming to be used so I took out my ice cream maker and made us some! First time in a couple of years actually but the ice cream maker is always ready to go, taking up precious space in my freezer. I made some ice cream for some friends once and […]