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Preserving the past

Preserving the past

Scientist fought for higher archeological standards, pioneered preservation techniques

Tasting: Tipples that pair well with your Visa bill

Vacations are essential. They help restore mental health, realign the work/life balance paradigm and, most importantly, they briefly remind us what it is to have self-indulgent fun. The downside is that they always cost more than expected.

Pumpkin-inspired desserts

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Candied Pecans and Bourbon Whipped Cream Spice-rich, nicely textured, pumpkin-flavoured cake topped, Southern-style, with Bourbon-spiked whipped cream and candy-coated pecans. The cake can be baked the day before needed.
Ask Eric: The legacy of leftovers

Ask Eric: The legacy of leftovers

Turn that extra turkey into sandwiches, soup or chili
Paprika Bistro

Paprika Bistro

PAM GRANT DINING OUT Paprika Bistro Address: 2524 Estevan Ave. Tel: 250-592-7424 Hours: Dinner from 5: 30 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Major credit cards and Interac accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
Freeze an extra pumpkin loaf to enjoy after Thanksgiving

Freeze an extra pumpkin loaf to enjoy after Thanksgiving

Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf

Indian-style seared scallops

Hot scallops for two paired with cool and tangy condiment. Serve with steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables. The curry paste used in this quick-cooking dish is available in the Asian foods aisle of most supermarkets. I used Patak's brand.

It's time to give restaurant servers a break

In the eight years since I began this column, many of you have taken the time to share some of your experiences with me. Others have written to tell me that I haven't got a clue about my subject matter.
Muppet, wizard top toy list

Muppet, wizard top toy list

A dancing and singing Sesame Street character and a Harry Potter-based DVD game could be the top toys during the 2011 holiday season, according to an industry guide released on Monday.

Chicken gains Mideast flavour

Fresh ginger adds a spicy, peppery taste