Mini Coconut Cheesecake Nests

Mini Coconut Cheesecake Nests

Aileen celebrated spring with mini cheesecakes topped with toasted coconut nests. She served them nestled among quince blossoms.  These little cakes are just the right size to delight after a special dinner without being too filling. Coconut liqueur and coconut cream...
SalaThai Restaurant

SalaThai Restaurant

When Joy Kongsilp opened SalaThai restaurant in a former ice cream café on Cambie Street, you couldn’t find fresh Thai ingredients in Vancouver. That was 30 years ago. Every other weekend, Joy drove down to Seattle and loaded up her car with fresh supplies....
Excuses, Excuses & Anchors

Excuses, Excuses & Anchors

This is a post that my gym buddy, Nicki wrote. We were sporadic exercisers, but a few years ago we found a way to make fitness a part of our lives. We started with a single day … [Photo of Nicki hamming it up after our workout.] Excuse, Excuses, and Anchors By...
For Christmas I gave my 80-something dad a gym pass

For Christmas I gave my 80-something dad a gym pass

For Christmas I gave my 80-something dad 10 tickets to the local community gym plus my time to go with him. When the 10 passes ran out he bought a 1-year membership. It’s been a year now and we have a regular 2x per week date. My work schedule is erratic and the...