On a quick visit home to the Okanagan, a large branch fell off the cherry tree in the backyard. We spend most of the day picking (and eating) these beautiful berries to be saved for wine and pie!
Sisters Molly and Mallory are the masterminds behind Yellow Basket Baking’s vegan and nut-free treats. I spent a morning with them at the Nat Bailey farmer market in Vancouver, and not even the pouring rain could deter these passionate bakers.
While in Australia I mostly ate salad and meat pies, but one evening my hostel in Cairns had a huge Aussie BBQ so I gave everything on the ‘barbie’ a try. There was Kangaroo, which is incredibly lean and never farmed, as well as crocodile, emu, and wild fish. Would you try everything at an… Read More Tastebud Travels – Aussie BBQ
Rumors of meals served on banana leaves and a culinary mix of many cultures had us both very excited for the food in Malaysia. While we did find a few amazing dishes that soon became frequent in our diet we never did find banana leaf plated dishes and as a vegetarian I struggled here more… Read More Tastebud Travels – Malaysia
The cuisine in Laos was a mystery that I looked forward to unlike the Thai and Vietnamese food that we are familiar with back at home in Canada. The dishes in Laos include many of the same Asian dishes we’ve been encountering, but with a splash of Indian, barbecue, and seafood. We encountered a few… Read More Tastebud Travels – Laos
We eat Vietnamese on occasion at home (usually Pho) and had expected the usual fried rice, noodles and soup that we had eaten in Cambodia. Vietnam has a few new variations that we hadn’t yet seen, and of course a few disturbing sights at a local market. The first thing we noticed is that the… Read More Tastebud travels – Vietnam
I’ve had Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Indian food, but I had never tried or even heard of Cambodian food. We briefly looked into it before heading there, and read that there wasn’t a lot that wasn’t eaten by the locals! Stories of fried tarantulas and fermented fish paste had me nervous, but as it turned… Read More Tastebud Travels – Cambodia
One great thing about travelling is getting to experience local foods and flavours. Thai food can be found in most places in the world but I was really excited to try authentic Thai food. Apart from Pad Thai (which we tried and it beat any ketchupy version we’ve had at home) here are a few… Read More Tastebud travels – Bangkok