Stovetop Pizza for a Hot Summer Day

Stovetop Pizza for a Hot Summer Day

As the slowest cook in the world, I am extremely proud of  this from-scratch pizza I made for dinner tonight. It is a weeknight and our pizzas were ready to eat in 30 minutes. The weather outside is way too hot to even contemplate turning on the oven....
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...