This week, Kitchenette Lorene Stuart shares her tips and tricks for making stainless steel shine, and dishes on her own stove-keeping habits! Lorene is an amazing volunteer, voice and stage actor, with a commitment to community, cookery and common sense. Thanks, Lorene! When my brother and his family came over to our house for Thanksgiving,… [Continue Reading]

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Each year, I purchase half  a lamb from local farmers Al and Donna Kozac of Duende Farm. I first met Al and Donna at their booth at the Haney Farmers Market in Maple Ridge BC. I stopped by to buy some of their locally famous Russian Porcelain Garlic. They call it Gusto Garlic, and it… [Continue Reading]

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Last Sunday I enjoyed participating in another one of Kristina Jacob’s Raw Food Workshops.  This time the topic was Entrees and we were all treated to a wonderful variety of tasty treats created by the lovely Master Chef. The recipe that I’m sharing with you today is another Kristina Jacob original – Thai Coconut Soup. … [Continue Reading]

Thai Coconut Soup

What an amazing weekend of fun and standing up for real food!  Maple Ridge’s Food Revolution Day 2014 was a huge success with the Farm to Fork dinner at the Big Feast Bistro and our Children’s Recipe contest at the Haney Farmer’s Market. We are happy to announce the winners of our Children’s Recipe Contest:… [Continue Reading]

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From Ick to Slick: Cleaning Stainless Steel

This week, Kitchenette Lorene Stuart shares her tips and tricks for making stainless steel shine, and dishes on her own stove-keeping habits! Lorene is an amazing volunteer, voice and stage actor, with a commitment to community, cookery and common … [Read More...]

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This month’s post is brought to you by Kitchenette Lorene Stuart, an amazing volunteer, voice and stage actor, with a commitment to community, cookery and common sense. Thanks, Lorene! On Saturday, November 8, 2014, I was honoured to assist … [Read More...]

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Lamb Shanks with Gusto

Each year, I purchase half  a lamb from local farmers Al and Donna Kozac of Duende Farm. I first met Al and Donna at their booth at the Haney Farmers Market in Maple Ridge BC. I stopped by to buy some of their locally famous Russian Porcelain … [Read More...]

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Another Adventure with Raw Food

Last Sunday I enjoyed participating in another one of Kristina Jacob’s Raw Food Workshops.  This time the topic was Entrees and we were all treated to a wonderful variety of tasty treats created by the lovely Master Chef. The recipe that I’m … [Read More...]

FRD 2014 Food Demo

Food Revolution Day 2014

What an amazing weekend of fun and standing up for real food!  Maple Ridge’s Food Revolution Day 2014 was a huge success with the Farm to Fork dinner at the Big Feast Bistro and our Children’s Recipe contest at the Haney Farmer’s … [Read More...]

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Food Revolution Day, Gifts Included

As a Kitchenette, I am thrilled to be part of Food Revolution Day 2014 here in Maple Ridge May 16 and 17th.  I live in South Surrey/White Rock, so you might ask me why I’d drive all the way to Maple Ridge early on a Saturday morning to volunteer … [Read More...]

Kitchenettes cookbook

From Ick to Slick: Cleaning Stainless Steel

This week, Kitchenette Lorene Stuart shares her tips and tricks for making stainless steel shine, and dishes on her own stove-keeping habits! Lorene is an amazing volunteer, voice and stage actor, with a commitment to community, cookery and common … [Read More...]

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Found: The Perfect Butter Dish

Might be because of the name of this blog, or it could just be that I am just part of a common universal longing, but I find myself crazy over dishes. I've an inkling I am not alone, as I regularly come across others afflicted with the same urge to … [Read More...]

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From Cornwall, With Love.

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7 Tips for A Happy Life: Lessons Learned

Isn't there a way that life sometimes throws us curveballs? My kitchen is my happy place. When I'm grouchy, frustrated, grieving or simply feeling blue, I turn to my pots and pans and whisks and beaters. Cooking soothes me. It puts me in the … [Read More...]

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What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

I must admit, the title of this post was inspired by my friends at Big Feast Bistro and Catering in Maple Ridge. They have an amazing menu of fresh, locally inspired dishes that are healthy and oh-so-yummy.  Chef Mike Mulcahey creates unique dishes … [Read More...]

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Share the Love: A 14-Day Challenge

In the 14 days leading up to Valentine's Day, I challenged my Facebook fans and followers to find 14 people (not in their direct families - 'cos that would kinda be too easy) and tell these 14 people that they loved them and to go further and get … [Read More...]