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By Amaranthus Executive Chef, Sam Fabbro This recipe is great for fall or winter with rich comforting flavours. It is a vegetarian dish and can be made vegan with by replacing the butter with olive oil and omitting the cheese. INGREDIENTS Butternut squash (1 small) Butter (3 tbsp) White onion (¼, or half of a small onion) Garlic (2 cloves) Dry white wine (65 ml) Vegetable stock (375 ml) Arborio rice (2/3 cup) Salt & pepper Grana Padano to garnish INSTRUCTIONS Cut squash in half, remove seeds, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, place skin up on a sheet tray with parchment. Roast for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. (You will only need one half for this recipe, so you can roast both halves and use the other half for another recipe or just roast one.) Cool slightly, scrape out the flesh of the squash and puree until…

By Piva Modern Italian bartender, Kaize Asistente INGREDIENTS Cointreau (1 oz) Absinthe (0.5 oz) Lime Juice (1oz) Ginger Syrup (1oz) Sprite or Ginger Beer INSTRUCTIONS Pour all ingredients into a wine glass and muddle with mint. Fill glass with ice and top with sprite and ginger beer. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel and ginger candy. Piva Modern Italian in New Westminster showcases farm fresh ingredients, traditional Italian cooking and exceptionally prepared food and drink with a modern approach.

By The Ballyhoo Public House Yield: 3 cups INGREDIENTS Eggs (8) Bread (half a loaf or more, depending on filling amount) Strong Dijon (1 tbsp) Sriracha (1 tbsp) Mayonnaise (3-4 tbsp) Grated parmesan cheese (1.5 tbsp) Chives (1 tbsp, finely chopped) Salt & pepper to taste Cayenne pepper (a pinch) INSTRUCTIONS Add whole eggs to rapidly boiling water. Set timer for 10 minutes; reduce heat to rolling boil. When 10 minutes is up, transfer eggs to ice bath. Allow eggs to cool for half an hour in ice bath. Peel. Grate egg using cheese grater, or mash with fork to desired consistency. Transfer mixture to stainless steel bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Spread thickly between two pieces of bread to make sandwiches. Store extra refrigerated for later use. Click here for our profile of The Ballyhoo Public House.

By Burgoo Bistro, North Vancouver INGREDIENTS: Mixed greens (3 cups) Cucumber, diced (10 pieces) Strawberry, sliced (10 pieces) Red onion, sliced (2 tbsp) Sunflower seeds (2 tbsp) Cooked quinoa (2 tbsp) Fresh parsley (1 tbsp) Salmon: Wild sockeye salmon (4 – 2.5oz portions) Lemon Juice (1 tbsp) Olive oil (1 tbsp) Ground black pepper (1/2 tbsp) Salt (1/2 tbsp) Cookhouse Vinaigrette: Red onion, chopped (1/4 cup) Garlic cloves, chopped (1/4 cup) Liquid honey (1/4 cup) Dijon mustard (1/4 cup) Fresh parsley, chopped (1/4 cup) Balsamic vinegar (1 cup) Red wine vinegar (2 cups) Water (1/2 cup) Salt (2 tbsp) Black pepper (2 tbsp) Canola Oil (1-1/2 litres) DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400° F. Toss salmon in lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper and salt. Lightly roast salmon until just cooked through, around 7 minutes, set aside to cool. In a blender, or using a hand blender, make vinaigrette by pureeing…

By FishWorks & Canoe Oyster Bar INGREDIENTS Salmon (5 oz) Almonds (crushed) (1 oz) Cranberry (1/2 oz) Fresh basil (2 leaves) Dijon mustard Phyllo pastry (1 sheet) Butter Olive oil Salt + Pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) Melt butter in the pan over medium heat. Smooth out the phyllo sheet and brush lightly with melted butter. Place fresh basil and salmon in the middle of the phyllo sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Coat salmon with Dijon mustard. Combine almonds and cranberry, and place on top of the salmon. Fold the phyllo dough over the salmon and make one complete wrap. Brush all sides with melted butter. Sear both sides of the wrapped salmon in pan over medium heat for 30 seconds. Finish baking in preheated oven, for 10 minutes or until phyllo dough is golden brown. Serve over pesto, spring potatoes and steamed…

By Janet Wait, Executive Chef & Owner at Jan’s on the Beach INGREDIENTS Halibut filet (1 piece) Proscuitto (1 – 2 slices) Salt & Pepper (to taste) DIRECTIONS Sprinkle salt and pepper over the halibut, then wrap with a thin slice of prosciutto. Grill on high heat, for about 3-4 minutes per side to crisp up the prosciutto. Transfer halibut to an oven-safe skillet, and place in a 375 degree oven for an additional 5 minutes to finish cooking. To test for doneness gently squeeze the sides; when the fish starts to flake it’s ready. Serve with topped with fig jam, oven-roasted or boiled new potatoes and steamed spring vegetables. Jan’s on the Beach (14989 Marine Dr, White Rock) is open Wednesday-Sunday during the fall and winter, and seven days a week during the summer. Look out for their monthly pairing dinners! In June, Jan’s will be hosting a Quail’s Gate…

By Executive Chef Sam Fabbro from Amaranthus INGREDIENTS Red onion (1) Garlic (4 cloves) Olive oil (1 TBS) Apple cider vinegar (250 ml) Blueberries (750 g) Water (We use house-made vegetable stock at the restaurant) (500 ml) Smoked paprika (15 g) Brown sugar (125 g) Salt & pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Fine dice the red onion and garlic. Sauté in canola oil until they just begin to brown. Deglaze pan with apple cider vinegar. (Deglazing dissolves all the flavourful browned bits of sautéed vegetables) Keep on heat and reduce vinegar by half, then add the blueberries and water. (If you have it, sub the water for vegetable stock.) Add paprika and brown sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes to allow flavour to develop. Blend on high speed in a blender until smooth then season with salt and pepper. A note from the Chef: “At our plant forward restaurant Amaranthus, we call…

By Tarquin Melynk, bartender at Vancouver’s Long Table Distillery INGREDIENTS  Long Table London Dry Gin (1.75 oz) Fresh lemon (1 oz) Yuzu Orgeat (.75 oz) Ms. Better’s Mt. Fuji Bitters  (1 dash) Ms. Better’s Miraculous Foamer (1 dash)   INSTRUCTIONS   Combine ingredients in shaker. Dry shake. Hard shake with ice. Fine strain into coupe.  Grate a little bit of nutmeg on top.    Image by Kathy Mak To read more about Long Table Distillery, Tarquin Melynk, and see beautiful cocktail photos, click here.

By Caren McSherry, Founder/President of  The Gourmet Warehouse These little soup cups are a perfect starter for any dinner party. The cute factor impresses everyone and leftovers are always welcome for a nice lunch the next day. INGREDIENTS: Olive oil (2 tablespoons) Unsalted butter (2 tablespoons) Yellow onion, peeled and diced (1 small = about 1 heaping cup) Sweet potato, peeled and diced (1/2 cup) Garlic clove, minced (1 large) San Marzano tomatoes (One – 28 ounce can) Chicken stock (2 cups) Fresh thyme (2- 2 inch sprigs) Coffee cream (2/3 cup) Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste 12 large fresh basil leaves, stacked and cut into chiffonade* DIRECTIONS: Place the oil and butter in a 2 quart stainless steel pot, add the onion, potato and garlic. Stir to combine, place the lid on, turn the heat to medium, let the mixture sweat until the onion and sweet…

By: Mario Pelletier, Pastry Chef, Railtown Cafe and Railtown Catering INGREDIENTS (Recipe yields two pecan pies) Sable Base Flour, 470 grams Ground almonds, 60 grams Butter, 240 grams Icing sugar 180 grams 2 eggs Salt, 1 tsp Crumble all dry ingredients together except eggs in a mixing bowl. Slowly add eggs and combine until smooth. Line the base mixture in two 10-inch circle tart tins. Place tins in the oven at 170°C (roughly 340°F) and blind bake (using beans on top of the crust) for approximately 20-25 minutes until the crust is half cooked. Pecan Filling Eggs, 9     Demerara sugar, 500g Golden syrup, 612.5g Butter, 125g Pinch salt Pecans, 1kg DIRECTIONS Preheat your oven to 175°C (roughly 350°F). Melt the butter. In a mixing bowl and slowly mix in the eggs, sugar and syrup. Incorporate the butter, salt and then the pecans. Divide the pecan filling between the two…

By Ian Lai, Executive Director of the Richmond Food Security Society INGREDIENTS Onion, diced (1 large) Leek, whites only (1/2) Garlic, minced (1 clove) Flour (2 Tbsp) Potatoes, diced (2 cups) Sunchokes, diced (1 cup) Sprig of thyme Butter (4 Tbsp) Homogenized milk (1 litre) Salt and pepper INSTRUCTIONS Sweat onions, leek and garlic in butter on medium heat until translucent Add potatoes, sunchokes and thyme Cook for 5 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally Add flour to coat everything Add milk Bring to a simmer stirring occasionally Cook until vegetables are soft Blend using a food processor or an immersion blender until smooth Season and taste Enjoy with a slice of crusty baguette Richmond Chef and Educator Aims to Make Healthy Food Accessible By Tourism Richmond It’s a sunlit autumn morning, and Ian Lai has just returned from Tomsett Elementary School in Richmond, helping to set up growing towers…

By The Dirty Apron INGREDIENTS Puff pastry sheet (10 x 3 inch, rolled thin) Large onion (1) Soft goat cheese (170g) Olive oil (2 tsp) Toasted walnuts (2 tbsp) Grape tomatoes (12) Vegetable oil Salt & pepper Egg (1, beaten) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 450 F Heat vegetable oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and, stirring constantly. Cook until golden brown and evenly caramelized. (Season the onions with salt and pepper and then remove from heat.) While the onions are caramelizing, prick the puff pastry all over with a fork, brush with egg wash and bake for 8 minutes. Remove pastry from oven and using a spoon, push down the center of the puff pastry to make an indentation for the goat cheese, onion, tomatoes and walnuts. Spread the goat cheese in the middle of the pastry and top with the onions, tomatoes and…

By Wildebeest Vancouver A unique twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, Wildebeest’s “Basilisk Negroni” delivers a smoky bite thanks to its blend of Mezcal, Cocchi Americano and Amaro Nonino. The limited-edition cocktail will be on offer during Negroni Week until June 10 – after that you can make it on your own. INGREDIENTS Mezcal (30ml) Cocchi Americano (20ml) Amaro Nonino (10ml) Grapefruit twist INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in a cocktail tin. Add ice and stir. Serve in a rocks glass over ice with a grapefruit twist.

By Jack Chen, Chef and Co-Owner, Coquille Fine Seafood Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 filet of Halibut (approximately 1 lb.) Curing Salt Coarse sea salt (1 cup) Granulated sugar (1 cup) Zest of 1 lemon Zest of 1 lime Zest of 1 orange Combine all ingredients and let it sit at room temperature for at least 24 hours. Poaching liquid Fish stock (any flavoured stock will work) (2 L) Butter (1 cup) 1 sprig tarragon 3 bay leaves 1 lemon peel Pinch salt Combine and set aside for later use. Oyster Beurre Blanc Butter, diced into 1 cm cubes (1 lb) White wine (1 cup) Heavy cream (2 cups) 3 shallots, thinly sliced 1 bay leaf Lemon juice (1/4 cup) Oysters, chopped (1 cup) Pinch salt Parsley Chives Chervil Tarragon DIRECTIONS Beurre Blanc Reduce white wine with shallots and bay leaf until you have a syrup-like liquid. Add cream and reduce…

By Thomas Haas Patisserie – Chocolate Café Makes about 4 six ounce glass terrines. INGREDIENTS Cream (1 ¾ cups) Milk (¼ cup) Dried lavender (1 tsp) Egg yolks (7 yolks) Granulated sugar (¼ cup) Vanilla bean, split and beans scraped (½  bean) DIRECTIONS In a heavy-bottomed saucepan combine cream, milk, vanilla bean, dried lavender and bring to a scald. Tightly cover and steep for 30 minutes (or longer for a stronger flavor). Meanwhile, whisk together egg yolks and sugar. Slowly incorporate the hot milk-cream mixture into the egg yolk-sugar mixture while continuously whisking Strain the crème mixture and refrigerate overnight The next day, pre-heat oven to 210°F Arrange the vessels into a baking pan that is about 2 inches deep Pour the crème brulée mix into the dishes to almost full Pour boiling water into the baking pan allowing the pan to be filled halfway with water Carefully transfer to…

By Chef Daryle Nagata, Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant Richmond’s own Chopped Canada champion, Chef Daryle Nagata is of Japanese and Scottish heritage, and developed his skills in some of the finest hotels in the world. He is a strong proponent of fresh and local and was a grass roots trailblazer in sourcing his ingredients from local farmers, markets, foragers and fishermen. Makes 8 portions.  INGREDIENTS Diced Ahi Tuna (16 oz) Sake (3 oz) Light miso paste (2 oz) Sesame oil (1 oz) Rice wine vinegar (1 oz) Ponzu soya sauce – Japanese (1 oz) Water (1 oz) Chopped pickled ginger (1 oz) Togarashi spice (1 tsp) Chopped chives (1 tbsp) Chopped kaiware (daikon radish sprouts) (20 pcs) Bonito flakes (1 oz) Flying fish roe (tobiko) (1 oz) Shrimp crackers (8 pcs) DIRECTIONS Dice Salmon in ½ inch cubes. Toss diced salmon in 3 oz of sake. Reserve covered & refrigerated…

By Angie Quaale, owner of Well Seasoned “Chèvre and asparagus really should get married! They’re the perfect couple. This recipe tastes like spring to me. The rich earthiness of the asparagus pairs so well with the slightly  acidic tang of the fresh chèvre. This is delicious served on its own as a main course or with a green salad. As a side dish, it can really class up a simple oven-roasted chicken. It’s a recipe I’ve been serving variations of for years. Once you have the technique for a great risotto you can really customize the flavors to highlight seasonal ingredients like these or local mushrooms in the fall. Don’t be afraid to experiment with this dish!” INGREDIENTS Asparagus, ends trimmed (1⁄2  lb) Chicken or vegetable stock (3 cups) Unsalted butter (4 Tbsp) Vegetable oil (1 Tbsp) Yellow onion, finely chopped (1⁄2  cup) Arborio rice (1-1⁄2  cups) Milner Valley herb…

By Dan Olson, Chef/Owner, Railtown Café and Catering A light spring dish layered with sweet pea puree, shellfish gelée, chowder garnish and potato cream, topped with caviar and a crisp rye crouton. Made with Littleneck clams, Dungeness crab, Side Stripe shrimp, Salt Spring Island mussels, and Northern Divine caviar. Serves 8 appetizer portions INGREDIENTS Spring Pea Purée Freshly-shucked English peas (2 cups) 1 spring onion (white only), julienned 1 clove garlic 1 sprig tarragon heavy cream (1/2 cup) butter (1 tsp) salt and pepper 1 lemon Shellfish Gelée 1 fresh Dungeness crab Live littleneck clams (3oz) Live mussels (3oz) Side striped shrimp, peeled and cleaned (3oz) 1 shallot Chopped garlic (2 cloves) Parsley chiffonade Chive tips White wine (1/4 cup) Butter (1 tsp) Salt Cracked black pepper Carrot (1/2) 1 celery stalk Double-shucked peas (2 tbsp) 1/4 fennel and fennel frond 2 sheets gelatin (bloomed in ice water) Potato Vichyssoise …

By Dan Olson, Chef/Owner, Railtown Catering This creamy, cheesy side dish is the perfect accompaniment to your Easter or Harvest Festival dinner.  Make it yourself, or let the team at Railtown Catering make dinner for you! Place your Easter to-go order by 3pm on Wednesday, March 28 and choose from an entrée choice of honey-glazed bone-in ham or lemon-and-rosemary-crusted leg of lamb and a wide array of homespun seasonal side dishes, salads, rolls and dessert. INGREDIENTS Heavy Cream (1 cup) Milk  (1 cup) Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Russet potatoes  (4 lbs) Butter, softened (1 tbsp) Fresh thyme, chopped (2 sprigs) Garlic, minced (2 cloves) Gruyère cheese, grated  (1 cup) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush a baking pan or casserole dish with the softened butter. Sprinkle with minced garlic, chopped fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Peel potatoes, and slice width wise into 1/4” disks. Shingle layer into baking pan or casserole…

By Chef Dhruv Jhanjee, Tour De Feast INGREDIENTS Chicken livers (1lb) Duck livers (1lb) Heavy cream (1/2 cup) Milk (to soak) Butter, unsalted (250gms) Brandy (1 1/2 cups) Nutmeg (1oz) Shallots, diced (1/2 cup) Rosemary, fresh (1 stem) Thyme, fresh (4 stems) Bay leaf (1) Orange (1, for the peel) DIRECTIONS Soak livers in milk overnight Dry both livers thoroughly with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. In a large pan, brown the livers on one side in half of the butter. Flip the livers and add shallots, rosemary & thyme sprigs, along with bay leaf. Deglaze with brandy off heat. Return to heat and cook the liquid out until almost dry. Remove thyme, rosemary and bay leaf. Puree the livers, in a blender, with remaining melted butter and heavy cream. Use a sieve to strain the liquid. Adjust the seasoning with nutmeg, salt and pepper and grate fresh orange zest.…

By Josh Pape, co-owner, Wildebeest In honour of Valentine’s Day, Wildebeest co-owner and bar manager Josh Pape has created a signature cocktail for all the lovers out there. A bubbly bevvy with a red hue perfect for the occasion, The Final Rose offers a sweet-and-citrusy mix of sparkling wine, raspberry, aperol, rose water and lemon.  INGREDIENTS: Sparkling Wine (90 mL) 6 Raspberries (muddled) Aperol (15 mL) Rose Water (2 Drops) Lemon Juice (15 mL) INSTRUCTIONS: Add all ingredients except sparkling wine to a cocktail shaker and shake for 7-10 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled flute glass. Top with sparkling wine.

By Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar INGREDIENTS Gin (1 oz) Cynar (0.5 oz) Ginger liqueur (0.5 oz) Rose water (0.5 oz) Cranberry juice (1.5 oz) Orange blossom water (1 dash) Cranberry juice (1 dash) Peychaud bitters (1 dash) INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a dehydrated citrus wheel.

By Chef Ned Bell, from his Lure Cookbook Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Sauce Vierge Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced (4 tomatoes or about 3 cups) Large shallot, finely chopped (1 or about ¼ cup) Chopped flat-leaf parsley (½ cup) Chopped fresh chives (½ cup) Chopped fresh tarragon (3 Tbsp) Extra-virgin olive oil (½ cup) Zest and juice of 1 large lemon Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper Salmon Salmon fillet (1 fillet, 2 to 3 lb) Olive oil, for brushing the salmon and for drizzling Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper ½ lemon DIRECTIONS Sauce Vierge 1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Season to taste. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes. Salmon 1. Preheat the oven to 350°f. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the skin of the salmon with olive oil and season both sides with salt and pepper. 2. Place the…

Catherine Dunwoody Is there a seafood enthusiast on your Christmas list? We found the perfect present. Chef Ned Bell has his first cookbook recently published, titled Lure Sustainable Seafood – Recipes from the West Coast. Ned’s mission to bring sustainable seafood to restaurants and fish markets around BC, and now to our own kitchens with this cookbook has been impressive. As Dr. David Suzuki, award-winning scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster says, “Ned’s passion for sustainable seafood is infectious and this book irresistible. Bring his recipes into your home to support healthy oceans.” Lure walks the reader through all things fish, from selecting to preparing, to cooking and serving fresh, delicious meals. With 80 recipes to make at home included, it’s a useful edition to any foodie’s library. Here’s a sneak peek with Chef Ned Bell’s recipe for Salmon Bake.

By Angie Quaale, Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store INGREDIENTS: Vegetable oil (2 teaspoons) Sliced mushrooms (1 cup) Chopped red bell pepper (½ cup) Minced peeled fresh ginger (4 teaspoons) Garlic cloves (4, minced) Lemongrass (1 3-inch stalk, halved lengthwise) Sambal oelek (2 teaspoons) Chicken stock (3 cups) Coconut milk (1 ¼ cups) Fish sauce (4 teaspoons) Sugar (1 tablespoon) Shredded cooked chicken breast (2 cups) Green onion strips (½ cup) Chopped fresh cilantro (3 tablespoons) Fresh lime juice (2 tablespoons) INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. 2. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. 3. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, ginger, garlic, and lemongrass; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 4. Add chili paste; cook 1 minute. 5. Add Chicken Stock, coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar; bring to a simmer. 6. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 10 minutes. 7. Add chicken to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly…

By Chef Caitlin Mark, H2 Rotisserie & Bar For this recipe, H2 uses local chicken from Maple Hill Farms and local honey produced on-site. Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time approx. 20 minutes INGREDIENTS | PART 1: SPICE RUB Skin on boneless chicken breasts (6) Coarse Kosher salt (1/4 cup) Brown sugar (1/4 cup) Chili powder (1/4 cup) Smoked paprika (2 tbsp) Canola oil (approx. 1/2 cup) INGREDIENTS | PART 2: HONEY GLAZE Unsalted butter (1/4 pound) Crushed garlic (2 tbsp) Chili flakes (1 tsp) Organic honey (1 cup) DIRECTIONS | PART 1: SPICE RUB  1. Mix dry spices with canola oil until it forms a loose paste 2. Gently rub in spice blend on and under chicken skin, ensuring that the spice rub is spread thinly and evenly across the entire chicken breast on both sides 3. Depending on if you are using a barbecue or an oven: On…

By Thomas Haas, Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie Yields 8 servings INGREDIENTS All-purpose unbleached flour (5 ½ cups) Granulated sugar (¼ cup) Baking powder (¼ cup) Salt (1 tsp) Butter (1 cup) Heavy cream (2 ¼ cups) Fresh thyme (¼ cup) Lemon zest (1 ½ tsp) Asiago cheese 1 cm diced (1 ½ cups) METHOD 1. Cut cold butter into cubes and chill in freezer 15 minutes. 2. In a large bowl, combine flour, parsley, sugar, thyme, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. 3. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 4. Add cream and filling at the same time and continue mixing just until dough forms. 5. Stir in cream and cheese just until moistened. 6. On floured surface, gently knead dough 8-10 times. 7. Place on cookie sheet. Roll or pat dough into a 6″ round. 8. Cut 8 wedges; separate slightly.…

By Lisa Reichelt, Two Daughters Bakeshop INGREDIENTS All Purpose Flour Blend, Gluten Free (2.5 cups) Organic cane sugar (2 cups) Cocoa powder (8 tbsp) Baking powder (1.5 tsp) Xanthan gum (1 tsp) Salt (2 tsp) Organic rice milk (375 ml) Organic canola oil (350 ml) Organic vanilla (1.5 tbsp) Organic chocolate chips (1 cup) DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2. With a stand mixer, blend canola oil, sugar and vanilla. Add the rice milk and blend again. 3. Add dry ingredients to wet mix and blend well, stopping to scrape bowl. 4. Spread mixture evenly in a 9×11 glass baking dish, lightly greased or lined with parchment paper 5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40min. or until knife inserted in to brownie comes out clean Learn more about Two Daughters Bakeshop on Vancouver’s North Shore here.

By Old Yale Brewing Co. in the Fraser Valley Looking for the perfect beer cupcake recipe? Well, look no further! Introducing Screaming Banshee Beer Cupcakes. These little guys are quick and easy to make, and taste like heaven on earth. INGREDIENTS Screaming Banshee Irish Cream Stout (1 cup) Butter (1/2 cup) Cocoa (3/4 cup) Sugar (2 cups) Sour cream (3/4 cup) Eggs (2) Vanilla (1 tbsp.) Flour (2 cups) Baking soda (2 1/2 tsp.) DIRECTIONS 1. Melt Screaming Banshee + butter in a saucepan over medium/low heat 2. Whisk in cocoa + sugar and remove from heat 3. In a separate bowl, beat sour cream, eggs and vanilla 4. Pour step 3 mixture into Screaming Banshee / butter mixture from step 1 5. Whisk in flour + baking soda 6. Fill muffin tin with cupcake liners & fill each liner 3/4 full with cupcake mixture 7. Bake for 15 mins…

By Chef Alessandro Fairmont Hotel Waterfront This soup has been a favorite with our guests in ARC since Chef Alessandro put it on the menu – with its rich creamy texture it isn’t hard to see (or taste) why. Our mushrooms are foraged for us on Vancouver Island while our culinary apprentices hand-picked the hazelnuts in nearby Agassiz – we like to think using local produce makes it taste better. INGREDIENTS Portobello Mushrooms 500g White Button Mushrooms 1kg Garlic 30g Carrots 250g White Onion 500g Rosemary 2g Tarragon 2g Lemon Juice Miso Paste 60g Dried Porcini Mushroom, in hot water 60g Vegetable Stock 2L Salt and Pepper to taste Sherry Vinegar 15mL Butter 60g Cream 250mL Hazelnuts 200g DIRECTIONS Sweat the onions, carrots, garlic and the rosemary in the butter. Once translucent, add the button and porcini mushrooms, and sweat for about 10 minutes. Add the miso, vegetable stock, cream,…