Earls Restaurant Group is opened its new Ambleside Beach location on May 9, 2018. The first Earls to open in BC since 2010, Earls Ambleside Beach has been conceived specifically for this West Vancouver location and demographic. The design is ‘West Coast meets California Beach’ style […]
Hello Fresh is a meal delivery service in Canada. They deliver to nine different markets: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Québec, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes. They deliver via courier Sunday-Thursday every week depending on your postal code. Usually deliveries will arrive between 8am-8pm. Although […]
Every spring a dusty array of Millennial Pink coats the city with cherry blossoms. While pictures of sakura probably is flooding your Instagram, the truth is the taste of cherry blossoms is even better than their smell. The flowers and leaves of the cherry tree contain a small amount of coumarin that provides a distinctive delicious roasted almond and sweet hay aroma. In Japan, to enjoy the flavour cherry blossoms all year, fresh cherry blossoms are preserved in salt (sakura no shiozuke 桜の塩漬け), and then used to flavour rice, tea and sweets. Plum vinegar is added to the cherry blossom brine to accentuate the pink hue and fruity taste.
One of my favourite way to enjoy Sakura is in tea. Here are four Sakura-yu teas you should definitely try!
Brilliantly blended with notes of wild Rainier cherry and rose blossoms, this marvellous green tea from the Haute Couture Tea Collection® yields an exceptionally fresh and fruity infusion with a subtle floral aftertaste. The delicate sweetness of wild cerise enveloped by lingering notes of romantic floral.
Also for the month of April, the Vancouver TWG Tea Salon & Boutique will also be featuring a special Sakura Tea Set priced at $48 pp featuring Japanese tea-infused savouries and patisseries paired with an extensive selection of exclusive tea blends perfect for spring.
Mildly grassy and cherry with notes of hay with a sweet cherry finish. It is high in antioxidants. This Cherry Blossom tea pays an homage to the hanami festivals of Japan and exquisite beauty of the blossoms, our Cherry Blossom Green showcases our artistry in blending through the harmonization of fresh, grassy Japanese Sencha with sweet, candied cherry. Featuring one of Japan’s most popular natural leaf teas, Sencha Fukujyu (“Green Spider Leg”) is known for its refreshing sweet and grassy taste.
This 2018 Silver Medal at the Global Tea Championship award winner offers a joyous pairing of tart cherries, flowers, and organic green tea. Named for the annual Japanese cherry blossom festival, each cup invites tea lovers around the world to breathe in and appreciate the fleeting beauty of spring flowers in bloom. USDA Organic with flavour notes of cherry with a lightly floral & fruity aroma.
Light and smooth, this Sakura Tea is mildly salty with a floral aftertaste and plum undertones. A transparent pink expands in the cup revealing a flowery aroma with hints of the sea. This tea is made by preserving cherry blossoms in salt and plum vinegar. Its salty taste is common in Japan and the tea is most often used for celebrations and special occasions.
Cherry Blossom Tea Steeping Instructions
1. Heat water to 175˚F.
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
3. Steep for 2-4 minutes.
4. For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
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Aleph Eatery is a Middle Eastern restaurant that recently just opened in Vancouver at 1889 Powell Street. The space although tight is bright, airy and cozy – decor cross sectioned between Kinfolk and Cereal Magazine. Pastel pallets faded and banquette seating frames the restaurant with floating tables to maximize space. I am in love. Plus it is baby friendly – the owners welcomed baby (and stroller) without giving us a side-eye.
To start, two cups of Arabic Coffee with Matchstick Roasters coffee beans.
If you come here for the Hummus, I would suggest you order the Silk Road.
Silk Road 12: eggplant, labneh, hummus, zaatar, honey. One of the best dip platter around with great flavour profiles that doesn’t become too washed up. +2 add extra chimichurri saj.
Fattoush Salad 8 small | 10 large: Brightly flavoured with a good balance of acidity. Cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons, pomegranate vinaigrette.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit Aleph, we highly recommend it. If the restaurant isn’t too busy young entrepreneurs Haitham and Fiona are friendly and would tell you the story behind the restaurant.
Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Wed 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1889 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
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Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Lunch took place yesterday at Lift Bar & Grill at Coal Harbour. The reception featured a sumptuous sit-down lunch featuring food-friendly wines from Latin America. Enjoy wines from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
- Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2015
- Domaine Bousquet Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2016
- Finca Decero Petit Verdot 2013
- Lamadrid Estate Wines Gran Reserva Malbec 2012
- Undurraga T.H. (Terroir Hunter) Carignan 2014
- Viña Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2015
- Viña Santa Ema Gran Reserva Syrah 2015
- Bodega Garzón Albariño Reserva 2016
My favourite was the crisp Alpha Chardonnay 2015 from Vina Montes and the creamy full body red Gran Reserva Malbec 2012 Lamadrid Estate Wines.
Featured Lunch Menu:
- CHORIZO POTATO CROQUET: Spicy avocado aioli
- SEAFOOD CHAWAN MUSHI: Steamed savory egg custard, Argentinean prawn, Octopus
- TEQUILLA BRAISED BEEF SHORTRIB: Chimichurri, acidulated onion, Pomme puree, winter vegetables
- RUMCHATA ALMOND CAKE: Vanilla custard, dulce de leche, Cinnamon ice cream
Mon 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Menchion Mews, Vancouver, BC V6G 3H2
Vancouver International Wine Festival‘s Winery Dinners took place last night at Yew Seafood and Bar at the Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel. The Italian Dinner was featured Castello di Gabbiano‘s winemaker Frederico Cerelli for a night of exceptional Italian wines and west coast cuisine. Featured […]
It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week! Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores” February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the […]
Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills.
With China’s ban on North American recyclable imports now in effect, even Canada’s recyclable plastic waste (much of which is composed non-renewable based products) may have to be shunted off to landfills.
OneCoffee Organic Single Serve Coffee — roasted by the largest coffee roaster in Western Canada and one of the largest roasters in the country — knows the future of sustainability lies in compostable technologies.
It is with this ongoing waste crisis in mind that OneCoffee is pleased to announce the development of its latest brewing innovation: a 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod that will reduce the country’s coffee pod trash problem with a made-in-Canada solution.
“When we introduced OneCoffee in 2013, we had a lofty goal to create a 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee that tasted great,” says Gary Senez, Senior Vice President of OneCoffee. “Over the course of four years, we’ve gone from 90% biodegradable to 99% biodegradable, all while promising our customers we wouldn’t rest until we hit our target. Today we’re thrilled to say we’ve fulfilled that promise with our single-serve pods’ 100% Compostable certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute.”
To achieve 100% Compostable designation from the Biodegradable Products Institute(BPI), a product like OneCoffee’s new single-serve pods must be made using only certified compostable materials and pass tests proving it degrades into organic matter.
OneCoffee’s new 100% compostable, Keurig-compatible coffee pods boast plant-based PLA resin that performs beautifully and breaks down easily under commercial composting conditions.
But OneCoffee’s work isn’t done yet. While the pods are 100% commercially compostable, there are no applicable green-bin composting standards across Canada. OneCoffee is actively reaching out to municipal, provincial and federal agencies to advocate for a compostable strategy.
“We understand change takes time,” says Senez. After all, it took us almost four years to reach our goal of 100% compostable pods! But we’ve already proven the consumer demand for ecologically sound pods with our growth in sales and market share. With our customers’ help, we’ll convince governments there’s a demand for green bin programs to accept compostable pods to divert the billions of pods heading to landfills into becoming useful again as fertile soil, not garbage.
OneCoffee 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee pods are available at major retailers and specialty stores across Canada and will be available shortly at Amazon.com in the United States.
There is a public brunch seating at 9:30am with a limited number of free tickets available through Eventbrite here (max two tickets per person).
Guests will enjoy a two-course brunch and guided tasting of OneCoffee’s organic & fair trade single-serve coffees — at no charge!
OneCoffee’s new compostable pods prove that conservation, great coffee, and convenience can now go hand-in-hand.
WHAT: OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Café
WHEN: Saturday, February 3 at 9:30am
WHERE: Medina Café (780 Richards St.)
Cafe Medina URL: http://www.medinacafe.com/
Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
780 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4
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Homer St. Café and Bar, in partnership with the Whisky Wisemen Society will continue its monthly Takeover Series collaboration with J.P. Wiser’s Whisky. The ongoing series will see a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Café’s bar and kitchen for a week every month, […]