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Horchata

My previous post on Almonds & Orgeat suggested that boozy cocktails and protein replacements were the ideal ways to consume almonds in this world. Not the case. I just made the most delicious Horchata, that we will be consuming tomorrow … Continue reading

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Almonds & Orgeat

Did you ever have a Mai-Tai and think, “holy shit, this is the best drink I’ve ever had….” well, you’d only think that if you’re into well-made “tiki” cocktails most likely, but there’s that distinguishable flavour in the glass that … Continue reading

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The Pesto.

This crazy pesto I made, that is completely raw, and completely vegan was used as a spread, a sauce, a dressing, hair gel and face mask (the last two are optional..). Ha. As usual, no measurements, just giv’er ’til it … Continue reading

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A Ginger Beer Bonanza

I had to fight to get on CityTV’s Breakfast Television, not because I suck, but they aren’t really interested in “cocktails” and booze – one of those things I suppose they’d like to avoid promoting at 7:00am, which makes tons … Continue reading

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The Vegan Diaries: #5

And who says you can’t really fall in love with food “sans viande”? Well a little world travel in your kitchen is a cool place to start… Though how do we get “kitchen inspiration”? Personally, I get a little bizarre … Continue reading

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

by Lauren Mote (all photos by the gifted Melissa Gidney of Melissa Gidney Photography) Although completely inspired by Lewis Carrol’s book, the adventures shared on June 06 were hardly of a predictable fashion. In fact, take the concept of Alice … Continue reading

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The “Ultimate” Food Science.

You’d think that food science IS the only science in such a broad category, but I disagree of course. We breakdown the sciences into appropriate chapters, similar to Harold Magee’s teachings and tutorials in his book. Having read “On Food … Continue reading

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Raw Carnage: Continuity

I celebrate 2 months now – 2 months since food was cooked or caramelized above 115C. Remember how I explained that falling off the wagon from time to time happens? Well, let me share a small story with you: falling … Continue reading

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Boozing – The Christmas Cocktail Edition.

by Lauren Mote Here is a list of delicious contemporary and “spins” on classic cocktails perfect for the holidays. 1) Best noggin’ your eggs have ever seen: Single Serving: 1 cold organic whole egg 2 oz 35% cream 1/2 oz … Continue reading

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A day at the farm

by Lauren Mote As soon as I started at the Refinery, and figured out how to use my email program, the first email I opened was a congratulatory note from Angelina at Vista D’Oro Vineyard down in Langley. Apart from … Continue reading

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