Village Farms “True Rebel” Tomato Tart

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As we start to turn the corner into Spring, our local Village Farms greenhouse here in Vancouver is in full swing, and one of the exciting new things coming out this season is the True Rebel Mix… I wanted to highlight the variety in this fantastic medley, so I chose to have them lightly dressed…

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Il Borgo Del Balsamico – the story from behind the scenes…

Il Borgo Del Balsamico –  Albinea, Reggio Emilia, Italy when we first stepped foot onto the estate at Il Borgo Del Balsamico, we knew right away it was going to be an amazing experience – the villa itself was stunning- lush gardens, amazing architecture, everything spoke of care, and attention to detail- it was immaculate.  to…

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Chefdbrown & Crystal Cruises Mediterranean tour

I’ve got a great trip in the works for this fall for anyone who likes the idea of eating and drinking their way across the Mediterranean on the world’s best Luxury Cruise liner-  I’ve been asked to host a Crystal Cruises tour in the Mediterranean this coming October… It’s a great route, we cover all of my old stomping…

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  • back to the Village Farms greenhouse…
  • visions of the new Sushi Bar with Taka and Will
  • a mission to find olive oil – SIAFTA IV in Campobasso
  • Spot Prawns, orucuisine, and Organic Ocean
  • Northern Divine Caviar at the Rare Finds Gala
  • nothing we like better than serving up tomatoes to the growers…