Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef



O Christmas Tree

See that huge tree on the right? Hanging over the walkway? Kind of looks like a sorry pine to me, but tree id isn't my strong suit. It has strange looking cones that resemble upside down wasp nests. And the... Continue Reading →

Christmas Wish List

Christmas is all about snow, and I was missing snow earlier this month. If only, I thought, if only I could see snow again! Then it snowed in Victoria, enough to blanket the ground for a couple of days. Well,... Continue Reading →


Years ago, far from our families and alone for the holidays, we decided to go to a hotel for the Christmas Day buffet. It was almost a magical experience; at a window table in the historic hotel's original grand ballroom,... Continue Reading →

Whispering Waves Christmas This is our last Christmas season on the east coast for awhile, as we prepare to head west in the summer. It was important to me that we spend it with family, and so much the better if it... Continue Reading →

…and to all, a good night

Seems to be fashionable these days to have a hate on for Christmas, to sneer about the commercialization of the season, and lack of meaning, and the “crass mess” that it’s become. And there’s no doubt that the lights seem... Continue Reading →

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