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When I say apples, you may think of the fall season. This mentality should change. Apples, depending on the variety, are now available almost year round – from September/October to somewhere between March and June. In fact, BC Tree Fruits, the largest apple producer of local apples in Western BC, is celebrating Apple Month in February!

February is Apple Month!

February is Apple Month!

Last week we were invited to the Apple Month launch event at the V Lounge @ Earls Yaletown. We were treated to a menu of apple-inspired food & beverage items. Most of them used granny smith (green) apples, but the various combinations were tasty. I especially enjoyed the Apple Collins Cocktail (super refreshing and you really can’t tell there’s liquor in it!), Duck Confit and Apple Chutney (I usually associate apple with chicken, but duck works just as well), and my utmost favourite – Apple Pie on a Stick (I’m totally stealing this idea for future potluck parties!).

Duck Confit and Apple Chutney

Duck Confit and Apple Chutney

Apple Pie on a Stick

Apple Pie on a Stick

Turns out V Lounge offers interactive activities for parties and such. At this event guests were invited to go behind the bar and be a mixologist for the evening. (more…)

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Still Looking for Christmas Brunch Ideas?

I’ve always been a Christmas buffet brunch person, since you have a wide range of selection and more food items to choose from. If you’re like me, here is a list of restaurants, as far as I know, that are offering buffet brunch on Christmas Day. Reservations required, and some do get booked up really quickly so you may be out of luck, but hopefully this list will help give you some additional ideas:

Buffet @ Herons

Buffet @ Herons

Dine Out Vancouver 2012

It’s been confirmed that Dine Out Vancouver 2012 will run from Jan 20-Feb 5, 2012. This marks the 10th anniversary of Canada’s largest restaurant festival. (more…)

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I’ve been just informed about this foodie reality TV series that will be holding an open casting call this weekend. Here is some information.

About Recipe To Riches

This new original series offers ordinary Canadians with extraordinary recipes the opportunity to show off their unique culinary creations and vie for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to take their “Recipe” to “Riches.” The innovative series is set to air on the Food Network Canada and Global, and will be hosted by Jesse Palmer, football analyst for ESPN/ABC in the U.S. and for TSN in Canada.

When?

  • Open casting calls in Vancouver on Saturday, February 12, 2011
  • 9am to 5pm at the the Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street (downtown Vancouver)

Who?

  • Vancouverites with extraordinary recipes

How does the show work?

  • Canada’s culinary gourmands can enter their finest recipes in one of seven categories ranging from appetizer to entrées to desserts
  • Canadians can vote online to determine the ultimate competition winner after watching on as participants compete within their gastronomic groups

What is the sweet prize for flavourful fare?

The opportunity to see Canada’s favourite recipes developed into President’s Choice products sold at select grocery stores across the country. The winners of each culinary category also battle it out to win the ultimate grand prize of $250,000 – the largest cash prize in Canadian reality show history.

Auditions will also be held in three other Canadian cities, including Halifax, Toronto, and Montreal.

For more information about the audition process, or to register for your audition, visit: www.recipetoriches.ca

If you decide to enter, I wish you the best of luck – make Vancouver proud!

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