Lets not bore you with too many details of the trip to Vancouver Island, BC. Just take a look at the view, and totem poles everywhere!
These were fresh lemon cucumbers that I just had to buy and try...
Our dinner consisted of local market bought salad fixings, fresh caught salmon and shrimp that was topped off with a roasted tomatillo cilantro lime cream sauce cooked right in our room!
I highly recommend that you stay at least in one hotel with a kitchen, so that you can visit a local market, like Moss Street in Vancouver and open a great bottle of wine to have with the fabulous meal you cook yourselves. (Hotel Oswego)
A gateway into fun...
I read various blogs that discuss whether it is tactful to take pictures while you are dining. We feel it helps us remember what we had, so we keep a database of wine bottles too, so we do not have to drag them around with us!
Our China Town food adventure was interesting; trying to decide which one to eat at! My hubby had Jelly fish and Crab, while I stuck with Sweet Sour Soup and Fried Rice.
We went on a Black Bear quest but they were not taking our bait?
I highly recommend Merridale Apple Orchards and Hard Cider (and a cafe we ate at)
Proscuitto and cheese stuffed olives hand made by the mother of the owner
I had never seen this before and would love to know a drink recipe for it! If you cannot read the label it is Saffron Gin.
"I experiment with Flavors"...
Elizabeth Stelling, hails from her home state of Texas and has been involved in the food industry via institutional, fast food, B&B's, ethnic eateries and other restaurants since she was fourteen. Now living n New Jersey she has ran her own cafe, teaches culinary classes, runs a small boutique catering and staffing business, restaurant consulting for NJWBO, is a personal chef and shares her love of cooking with local, organic, healthy, and natural ingredients with the community.
Chef E is a member of Slow Food and the American Wine Society, Princeton, New Jersey. She has published written works of poetry and media pieces, as well as ran Open Mics in the Princeton, NJ area.
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