Saturday, January 28, 2017

Two and a Half Days in Vancouver

On the second day of the New Year, we flew to British Columbia to try snowboarding in Whistler, but there was no way we were going to land in Vancouver and not indulge in a few meals, and absorb whatever bits and pieces of the holidays were left.  Like any place, the food scene always tells the story of the people who live or have lived there.  I'm not sure if there is another place in the world where you could find both world-class dimsum and bannock within a few miles of one another.  We tried to diversify what we ate, but even then, there's still so much left to try!

In many ways, it didn't feel like we were in an entirely different country.  People spoke English, there were still a bazillion Asians (Chinese in particular), and the buildings looked about the same.  But there were a few things that stuck out, like "boxing day," the weather, "whereabouts," ketchup chips, and the quintessential, "eh?" 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Smoked Trout Dip

Lately we've been doing quite a bit of smoking.  That is, smoking meats.  I'm really behind on posting things, but I did want to get this recipe written down because it was super good and I want to be able to refer to it, and to share it.  We had been wanting to make our own smoked trout dip for a while, especially after the one that we liked at The Luggage Room got discontinued.  That one came with a stack of Saltines and was a must-order anytime we were there...I was so sad when they took it off the menu.  Last month, we had a bunch of holiday potlucks to attend and some Costco trout on hand, it was sort of the perfect opportunity to put our heads together and whip up the smoked trout dip of our dreams.