Cafe Crepe, Downtown Vancouver

The lines to this restaurant on Robson Street were often long whenever we passed here on the way back to our hotel so one day when there was no line, we got curious to try it. It’s quite nice inside and the open production area for the crepes whets your appetite to have some! It…

Medina Breakfast, Library District Vancouver

“Sustenance.” I love the sign that leads to Medina. Appearing on “Vancouver’s Best Breakfast” and Top Restaurants lists, Medina Cafe serves “Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, connoisseur-savvy coffee and sweet sustenance via the city‚Äôs best Belgian waffles.” [Shhh!ūü§ę¬†You have to try Le Petit Belge’s waffles before you come here which is exactly what we did because the queuing…

Cod Roe Ice Cream at the Kanefuku Cod Roe Factory

Cod Roe Ice Cream! It’s surprisingly refreshing and yummy. It also comes with a savory cod roe cracker on top. Kanefuku Mentaiko (Japanese for “cod roe”) Factory in¬†Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture has a little museum in their factory that explains the kinds of cod that are used to extract the roe which is a popular ingredient…

The Lost Coat

I was looking for a coat to pack when Manang casually told me that I left my Yeti coat abroad. It came in handy for the negative 2 degree Celsius winter weather in Canada when I visited the young’uns but I am sure I didn’t leave it abroad. Except how come it’s not here? I…

Zach Ertz on The Secret to An Incredible Marriage

Stanford University football athlete and now NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles’s tight end, Zach Ertz caught¬†7 passes for 67 yards and a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter in the¬†Superbowl game against the¬†New England Patriots, which contributed to the Eagles’s their first championship in franchise history. [Source] In an interview with Sports Spectrum, Zach Ertz had…

Carson Wentz: Practical Advice on Audience of One

You might have seen the Prince Harry dead ringer photos of Carson Wentz circulating online. The¬†Superbowl Champ NFL Philadelphia Eagles’s quarterback is not just about sports, bucks, and glamour. He is founder of Audience of One Foundation, established 2017 with its mission¬†to ‚Äúdemonstrate the love of God by providing opportunities and support for the less…

Porto’s Bakery, Southern California

1960. Cuba. Political turmoil in your country and you attempt to leave. Straightaway, your husband gets terminated and consigned away to manual labor. You, too, get terminated with three children to feed.¬† Can you imagine? That was the crisis Rosa Porto found herself in. In Chinese, the word “crisis’ is represented by the characters for…

Black Bear Diner

Twelve-foot wooden bear sculptures mark the entrance of each of the over eighty Black Bear Diner locations in the western United States.¬† (Each sculpture, carved with a chainsaw by Ray Schulz, depicts the bears in a way that is telling of its location… stomping on grapes, skiing, playing baseball, climbing trees, etc.) This is heaven…

Kitson/ Kitross, Los Angeles

In the stylish neighborhood around Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles just in the same block as the Robertson Blvd. Parking Lot (for The Ivy) is the famous Kitross (better known by its former name before its management’s legal turmoil, Kitson). It has been featured in many a Hollywood magazine for its celebrity clientele (such as…

Love Letter for the Kitchen By Racquel Guevara

Her hand-drawn beautiful rose served as the backdrop on which my customer, Racquel Guevara, wrote her even more beautiful note. She expressed that during her visit to the shop, she felt that “the place was made of and with: Love, Faith, Prayers, …and giving back to God.” Praise Him for His love and grace that…

Tiong Bahru Bakery Singapore

A fourth generation baker, French pastry chef, Gontran Cherrier, behind Tiong Bahru Bakery, wanted to “create a real, authentic experience” ¬†with his baked goods and desserts using “traditional French techniques infused with international flavours.” His first bakery was in Montmarte, Paris established in 2010. After two years, he set up his first bakery abroad in…

St. Regis Singapore Afternoon Tea

More Palate Education on this trip trying out afternoon tea while on travel. What I Liked About This Afternoon Tea: Elegant Lobby 2. Clean, beautiful restroom so you can feel good while prepping yourself for holding your tea sandwiches.. …and it has an easy chair on which to change your Singapore-streetwalking shoes to dining shoes….

Kristine Lotilla: Risen Chef

Don’t mess with Kristine Lotilla. She is a Taekwondo black belter. She is also a kitchen goddess/ chef who¬†loves to travel and eat. A merit scholar and cum laude graduate at Enderun, she earned another scholarship (jointly from Enderun and the French government) to take her training in Paris at Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse…

Jackie Ang Po: “No Day Off”

Jackie¬†Ang Po, chef and owner of cafe and pastry shop,¬†Fleur de Lys Patisserie Inc., has been in business since 2001. Among her many awards, she has received Bronze for ¬†Singapore FHA Plated Dessert, Gold for Best Hongkong Food Expo-Live High Tea, Gold Award for Coach at the Hongkong Food Expo- Live High Tea and just…

May Santos: Dr. Baker

Do you have a skill/hobby that you enjoy? If you have been thinking of making a business out of it, the series on Entrepreneurship may help you with prayer for discernment, assess your circumstances, and get inspiration from other women entrepreneurs (specially in the food business) who are gracious to share their stories and tips…