Woodward’s Tea Biscuits Recipe

Every once in awhile, someone will leave a comment on an old blog post, Retro Cooking: Woodward’s Recipes. Recently, a reader, Dorothy, inquired about a scone that had a baking soda taste. does anyone have a recipe that was for a dropped biscuit or scone that was sold in Edmonton’s downtown Woodwards? in the late […]

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Bookstravanganza 2013 in Vancouver

Bookstravaganza came to town for the first time last night and it was held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Organized by Random House Canada and Chatelaine Magazine, this event connects publishers and authors with their readers. The event is known for its ‘sizzle reels’ introducing new books for the fall season, author presentations, and ‘Bookstravaganza […]

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New Canada Post Office Opening in London Drugs

It was near closing time, around 9:30PM, when I stopped by London Drugs on my way home tonight. Entire shelves in one aisle were cleared of products. Did a maniac come in and maul everything to the floor? Was there a major recall of hair dryers and accessories? I was curious. I asked LD staff […]

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WRASSLEMANIA: Woodward’s Holiday Tweet Up

  You know who to call if you need a  wrestling-holiday-themed poster. –@woodwardsmile This is a special post for the Vancouver Twitter crowd. Reaia, Dani and I live at Woodward’s and we’ve decided to organize a tweetup at La Casita’s across the street. We want to connect with people in the neighbourhood! And what better […]

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Fat Cat In Pigeon Park’s Pawnshop

Marie and I went for walk today after lunching at the newly re-opened Save-On-Meats. Our general goal was to head towards the Strathcona community gardens to see if the roses had bloomed. Along the way we passed Hastings Secondhand Goods, a pawnshop at Pigeon Park on the corner of Hastings and Carrall Street. Zoe: In […]

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Celebrating 125 Years of Fire and Rescue Services

Today Vancouver celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1886 and the efforts of the city’s Fire and Rescue Services. There was a parade earlier this morning in Gastown and in the afternoon, vintage fire trucks lined the streets of Carrall and Water. Much to the delight of children and adults alike, there […]

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Canadian Geese Nesting on a Gastown Roof

There are always sweet surprises in Gastown. I was on the balcony today and saw two geese with their fuzzy goslings. The two parents are constantly on watch for circling seagulls. I saw a seagull land near the nest.  One goose spread its wings at it and the gull left. That’s all I have to […]

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