Restaurant Review: YEW, Four Seasons, Vancouver

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Summary: We love it at YEW Seafood Restaurant in the Four Seasons, Vancouver, and regularly enjoy tasty meals that respect our special needs. However, it’s not quite as cheap as a burger at the drive-through…of course! Full Review: “Consistently good, even for someone with many allergies!” Reviewed Feb 18, 2016 We’ve eaten here many times as […]

Restaurant Review: Notch8, Vancouver

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Here is my review on TripAdvisor for Notch8 in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Summary: Can’t recommend for people with special dietary needs. Here’s what I said: “We won’t eat here again” Reviewed Feb 18, 2016 After loving Griffin’s for several years, we were really excited about the do-over when Griffin’s turned into Notch8. […]

Hearty Winter Pasta

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Made this way for the first time on Feb 18, 2016 INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch of celery, chopped 2 small or one large zucchinis, grated 12 roma tomatoes, cubed 1 bay leaf 1 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground pork 3-4 cups mushrooms, chopped 1 Tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon […]

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Super Shopping Day

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Today I’m heading to town (which is an hour-plus away) to have my Get-Ready-For-Christmas Super Shopping Day. Food is always an issue on days like this: I don’t want to lug a whole sack of grub around with me, I want to start light because I hope to be travelling heavy by the time I’m […]