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Allegra Stein just might have the best chocolate chip cookie going.

I met Allegra Stein online a few months ago and she answered my plea on Facebook when I asked if anyone knew of a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY good chocolate chip cookie recipe. I went to my local grocery store to get the ingredients I didn’t readily have in my pantry and whipped up a batch. […]

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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort and Spa is “as good as it gets.”

I’ve heard so many great things about the Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and the Parksville area in general over the years, yet somehow I always bypassed it while on my way to… somewhere. Whether I was headed to Tofino, Campbell River, or Cape Scott, Parksville was simply neglected. I’m here to tell you… this is a destination. This […]

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I’m a “one night cruise” kind of girl…

At the ripe old age of 41, I finally went in my first cruise. It was a 1 night cruise from Vancouver to Seattle. then you take the Amtrack train back home. I’ve never been all that keen on cruising to be honest. I’m a little claustrophobic, and the thought of being trapped on a […]

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Women and Beer: A brief history.

Women have a LONG history in the beer making world, who knew? Did you know that beer is one of the oldest beverages in history? It dates back to Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian times. There are early written tablets to prove it. And guess what? It would appear that women were the ones who produced […]

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Puddle Jumping at Rathtrevor Beach

A couple of weeks ago I stayed at the Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Spa in Parksville, B.C. (Post on the resort coming in a couple of weeks!) Rathtrevor Beach is right in front of the resort, and I can’t decide which has the bigger draw… the beach or Tigh-Na-Mara’s Grotto Spa. I’ll call it a draw! […]

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Beer: How it’s Made

How Beer is Made 101 Can you guess how long we humans have been enjoying beer? Oh, about 7000 years. That’s right. 7000 years! That in itself is testament to what ¬†great bevvie it is! I’m in the very early ¬†stages of wanting to learn everything I can about beer, so here is the first […]

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And and Rand Take Manhattan Day 4

Our day started with a visit to Le Pain Quotidien, a Belgian style patisserie that has a LOT of locations around Manhattan. I enjoyed a lovely bowl of coffee (why isn’t coffee ALWAYS served in a bowl?) and a pain au chocolate. My dad wasn’t overly excited about the place, and we both thought it […]

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Beer: A Love Story

WELCOME to the newest section on my site… BEER! I’m passionate about the stuff, and it was brought to my attention that I should write about it if I love it so much. I’m going to try to post my own beer adventures and some VERY informative articles on how to better enjoy and appreciate […]

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