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Stay-In To-Go

Thursday, October 6, 2016

There is nothing like when you find a place that delivers good chinese food. No feeling matches that of finding the place that you know you can count on for your comfy and lazy… Those No-one-wants-to-cook-days.

It arrives within the given time parameter.

It’s hot and fresh and not too greasy.

Your order comes correctly, your driver with a smile. The beginning of a beautiful relationship.

This weekend I found my new go-to stay-in food. The wonderful business that will receive the call to bring forth the delicious salty goodness when my taste buds crave.

Chinese must be shared, it’s really a family meal or at very least close friends.

You take out each entree and open it, if it’s friends visiting you place a spoon in each container. Family you share cooties & just use your own forks.

This weekend the delivery was on point.

I had previous taken a to go box from a place I randomly found whilst walking. I found out they delivered and was not disappointed! The beef chop suey had all the veggies we actually like! The beef perfectly season. The deep fried shrimp crunched perfectly. My favorite dish from this place  is their pork & shrimp dumplings, they are amazing! Chow mein is a must and I hate when it’s slime but theirs is perfect! Sweet and sour pork allayed with pineapple mmm I’m making myself hungry all over again.

Another key to the perfect chinese experience is their spring rolls. They must be super crunchy with a bold distinct mixture of spices & veggies inside.

When the feast is complete all participants should be holding their stomach in glorious fullness.

Ah yes a great chinese delivery can begin a beautiful evening.

Magic Mushroom Swiss

After a glorious morning of plus 30, the sun dazing across my face you can imagine my surprise at the pouring rain as I left my appointment to meet up with my adventure partner.

Our plan? Ice cream and a walk by the waterway followed by a trip back to Peachland to indulge in these amazing burgers I’d been raving about since last year.

Our reality? We decided to try the newest in the Bliss Café locations in Kelowna! I must say we were pleasantly surprised! This café is defiantly a fantastic spot to stop, their large variety of seating and pleasing esthetic really impressed me. They have all the fantastic classics as the other locations I’ve been to and the staff were super friendly.


After a quick game of magic, my foodie friend and I were off to The Waterfront Grille & Pizzeria to fill ourselves with the burgers of (at least my) dreams!


Now I cannot express to you how much I’d been hyping up these burgers! A few thoughts popped into my noggin: What if I was just hungry last time I had one? Maybe they aren’t so great? Are they even still on the menu?

As the waiter came to the table baring the giant plates all worry faded.

My nose was intoxicated with the delightful smells of the dish being placed before me.

In all its glory the Mushroom Swiss Burger at The Waterfront Grille & Pizzeria is possibly my favorite burger. Heaping in mushrooms, oozing in Swiss cheese and seared in spices the homemade patty rocks your taste buds! *cues salivating* All paired together with fresh crisps fries and friendly service, my memory certainly didn’t disappoint.


What started as a rained out adventure blossomed into savory reality.
 

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Sushi & Peaches

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fantastic Roll Tempura Crazy Roll

In the land of no peaches lies a very delightful find… a sushi restaurant so full of welcoming cheer it’s made me cheeks turn up in cheer, Peachland Sushi!

Squishy bits of tofu swished on my very happy taste buds. This full-flavored, heart-warming miso soup with extra green onion was just what I needed.

As the meal arrived in perfectly timed mini courses, my tummy was definitely in for a treat!

The rolls arrived perfectly plated. Now picture this… deep fried cheese encrusted California rolls! The delicious crazy roll certainly lived up to it’s name. Shortly after yam tempura roll topped with crab meat, avocado, mango, pineapple & tomatoes. Delicious!

Next arrival was the crispy perfectly doughed prawn and veggie tempura crunching as I munched the heavenly bits. Adjoined by the arrival of the gyoza which was perfectly handmade and full of flavor.

To finish off the meal and my stomach the arrival of the stir fried vegetables with egg noodle topped and toppled by enticing rich teriyaki beef. A side of rice for mixing with as yum!

Stuffed to the top and bursting over, it certainly was a delightful adventure!

Creative Curation 


Tummies grumbling we found ourselves at a cute little eatery in the heart of Kelowna.FSH is an adorable pub style spot and the first stop on our Friday adventure!

After locating the perfect sunny warmth to quietness spot on the patio we lifted the menus diving into the diversity of offerings. We promptly came to a decisions , we’d indulge in the asian steak bites & the charcuterie plate for the table. 

Arriving first the tender savoury steak pieces doused in TSO Sauce, with a heavenly tangy mayo on the side and an array of fresh vegetables on top.

Ahhh next the Charcuterie plate! The perfect combination of gratifying cured meats, delicious cubed cheese bits and a divine assortment of unique crackers. All accompanied by some pickled delights!

Definitely a great way to enjoy the warm evening and welcome the weekend.


On to the next phase of project awesome Friday, The Games We Play exhibit at the Gallery in Kelowna! 

Stepping into the Gallery the kid in me overjoyed! Surrounded by pieces inspired by the characters that influenced and built up a lot of my own childhood. 

In a room full of strangers through memory we can all be uniformly bonded. 

As we walked through the rest of the gallery my eyes felt glued open wide in enjoyment.

This amazing even concluded with a stroll to the train station pub, dessert on our mind and discussions on the table the sun descended slowly to bring the evening skyline.

A sensational sense-driven evening full of fine tastes and visual splendour. 

What a lovely time indeed.

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Morning Glory

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Do you ever have one of those mornings?
Do you ever think it’s going to be one of those mornings & you’re completely wrong?!

To the cutest little cafe that made my morning last Wednesday you have officially found your newest regular!

I am an avid London Fog drinker & Calgary I hate to insult my home base but since moving to BC I’ve realized ours suck! Not only do half the cafes not make them but many don’t know what they are. Herr not only are they very available, piping hot & delicious but they have sugar free! Yay. Since the surgery sugars on the no list so anywhere I can sneak in a sweet sugar free treat, I’m game 🙂

This particular morning by the time I got to my newly found delight I was famished & flustered! I had only a few minutes to grab to go. I asked if they had wraps, could they do blt’s? Yes & yes. Then the test: Did they have avacado to add? Yes!

Wrapped up nicely, hot, giant tea in hand I was out the door.

With enough time to scarf half the creation I was pleasantly surprised. This wrap was amazing, piled high with crispy bacon, the avacado perfectly spread with lush lettuce and tomato to boot!

Full of the fixings to begin a wonderful day

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Parrots?!

Friday, September 16, 2016

 

 

In the lush valley of the Okanagan lies a place whose very core was created with heart. A place where feathered friends find home and care from a couple who’ve devoted their life to making sure these creatures have a place where they are cared for, love & respected.

As I stepped through the doors my eyes widened, the screeches both excited and intimidated me. After watching a video and speaking to the owner my mind was buzzing with facts about the beautiful souls. I had arrived to Parrot Island & my heart was jumping for joy.

 

A place for rescued parrots it is surely a sight to see. Their mission is to educate about the demanding needs of caring for  parrots as pets and the commitment it is to bring one home.

They also run a program to provide Parrots with matching individuals in the valley that benefit from the love and companionship these amazing birds offer. Both parties end up benefitting from the mutual love and affection they experience.

Once through the door I began to visit the homes of each of the birds. Parrots have the most alluring and animated eyes. Each of the bird had his or her own expressions. They are truly remarkable. Some called out saying such as “pretty bird” & “hello”. Truly amazing and so spirited. One danced with me, we bobbed our heads to the music heart only in our own minds.

Harley whom you’ll see pictured with me is a very expressive and interactive soul whom has gained a soft spot in my heart. I’ve since visited a couple more times.

It’s absolutely selfless and inspiring what they have done for these birds. Now girls (and guys) can go somewhere to not only visit & learn of these birds but to give them the attention they deserve.

Check them out here:
 http://www.parrotisland.net/

I had such a wonderful time and I’ll definitely be back ❤

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Spaghetti Squad

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

 

I spent the evening with Margot Robbie….

I wish, how ever I did spend the evening watching her. No I didn’t stalk her my dears I went and saw the movie Suicide Squad!! As someone whom got her own harley quinn custom dress made for her a few years ago I’ve been a fan of the old & now the new Harley Character for a while.

The movie did not disappoint, amazing costumes, funny lines & great actors. I enjoyed the portrayal of the joker, I think Jared Leto took a unique approach to create his own version of the character. I think if he tried to recreate what was previously done by Health Ledger it would have been a miss.

 

Never to miss an opportunity to share a foodtastic experience…

The evening started at the very fantastic Pasta Factory. As a huge lover of all things Ooey Gooey, cheesey & carb loaded it was a great beginning.

I had a very fancy cocktail…. a shirt temple :-p and we broke bread.

Cheesey, tomato covered, garlic enacted bruchetta stuffed bread! One of my favorite appetizers I’ve had lately.

Followed by a hot heaping divine bowl of spaghetti & meatballs. I love to pile the hearty pasta & sauce onto garlic toast. The perfect combination of comfort food & crunch all satisfying,  way for filling any appetite one could have.

As we waddle across to the theatre bellies protruding with satisfactory bulge we get our tickets, our snacks (we ate like 1/100ths of the popcorn) and found our seats.

When I watch movies ive been waiting to see I get very into them, especially in theatres. I feel myself laughing out loud, shifting in my seat and tensing when the plot thickens. This I believe is the best way to experience them.

 

Overall it was a wonderful Friday Evening!