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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Recently, a special feature in the Vancouver Courier on the Arbutus Corridor railway line, which spans from the foot of the Burrard Street Bridge to the Oak Street Bridge, inspired my friend and I to embark on an urban excursion.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This Remembrance Day long weekend turned out to be exceptional. Given the variety of topics that will be covered, it’s probably appropriate to make a list in lieu of the introductory paragraph: 1. Cannons 2. Rainbows 3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the video game 4. Recipe for salmon natto yukke 5. Car crash at […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gardening for condo dwellers. I brought home Brocco & Rosie to live on the patio.
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 […]