Do you have a life list? Mine’s not formally written down anywhere (self, get on that!), but I do have a mental list of things I want to do someday. And I got to check off a long-standing item on our trip to Chicago last September. Dine at Alinea. I first learned about the restaurant … Continue reading Alinea

Got Milk?

A lot of locals are (rightfully) all worked up this week over news that a dog-sledding operation in Whistler had one of their employees shoot 100 dogs, because business was too slow to need all the animals. Out of the buzz from this story has come a dialogue about why we’re outraged by how these … Continue reading Got Milk?


As I was making dinner with my brother & sister-in-law the other night, it occurred to me I haven’t shared anything foodie here in a little while. And this, my friends, is a good ‘un! When we did our cooking classes in Thailand, one of the dishes we learned was a steamed banana cake. It … Continue reading Bananarama