Food & Drink

Terrific Tofino!

We started our Spring Break with a get-away to Tofino, which if you’ve never visited you should definitely add Tofino to your bucket list!  A ferry ride and 3 hour drive across Vancouver Island transports you through some of BC’s most breath-taking scenery.  Flanked by the towns of Tofino and
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Camping Adventures: Making Bacon Pancakes

I first saw this about 4 months ago. It’s like I’ve been living under a rock. I like bacon. I like pancakes. Why didn’t it ever occur to me to marry these two yummy taste sensations? I vowed that day to make bacon pancakes but, I must only when camping.
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The Best of Seattle with Kids – Part 2

The 2nd day of our Father’s Day weekend trip to Seattle started with a delicious breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe. The restaurant’s food is organic and locally sourced and DELICIOUS! My crab cake eggs benny was unbelievable.  The kids’ menu was terrific; the standard french toast/pancakes/porridge were all present. However,
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6 Great Camping Meals and Treats to try this Weekend!

My son ascribes to the belief that everything tastes awesome when it comes in a taco format. I wholeheartedly approve. So when we went camping recently with another family, we sat there open mouthed and drooling as they made breakfast one morning. It was a simple concoction of eggs scrambled
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A Little Taste of Heaven in the Okanagan Valley

Any occasion that gives me a break from cooking for my family or myself is a welcome one. It’s not that I can’t cook – I’m certainly recipe-literate. I’m just not one who loves the prep work and mess required to get food on the table. When I was invited
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Après-ski for the Whole Family!

Après-ski is just as important as when we were (cough) younger. Picture this: it’s been an awesome day on the slopes. Even magical perhaps as we carved out a few runs on our own in fresh powder while our kids were in lessons in the morning. And then we spent
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Salsa Verde Poached Eggs

Mexico makes the best breakfasts, hands down. Or at least Mexican vacation resorts make the best breakfasts… Huevos rancheros , breakfast burritos, Chilaquiles,  huevos con chorizo, pretty much any variation of eggs, beans, salsa, corn tortillas, cilantro, tomatoes and guacamole is a winner in my books. In an effort to
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Cheap Eats: 12 Ways to Save Money on Vacation Meals

When I looked at the damage from my last vacation, I was surprised to see that our meals cost more than our airfare. Yikes! So before our next adventure, I’m bringing back some tried and true ways to save money while eating out. Cook for yourself While not much of
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Kids can Celebrate Festival of the Grape at the Chateau de Kids Fun Zone!

It would be too hard to list all the reasons the Okanagan valley of Canada is so incredible, but “top wine making region” certainly factors up there for me! Coming from a Greek family, wine was a part of every special occasion. I recall feeling extra important when at Christmas
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Festival of the Grape: Wine Festival Season in the Sunny Okanagan

Early October is Wine Fest time in the Okanagan Valley and the Festival of the Grape in Oliver, BC has become a premier event with a distinctly family-friendly vibe. They have grown from 300 attendees the first year, to well over 4,000 this year. “2014 is our breakout year,” says
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