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Trevor Presley bio

Trevor Presley, 38, writes around the edges of his life. "I've written the odd story for newspapers, magazines, travel postcards, humour.

How the contest works

Budding writers are being challenged again this year with So You Think You Can Write - a contest that is also a public writing workshop for Vancouver Island's amateur wordsmiths.

Two movies explore Facebook revolution

The Social Network and Catfish find different ways to tap into the zeitgeist

"Healthier" German food

After experiencing the real thing and finding it wanting, Globe and Mail's Lucy Waverman offers some "alternative" German recipes that are "lighter and healthier but still full of flavour." Some readers are scornful: Achtung, foodie: German cuisine .

Oak Bay sushi eatery offers traditional, unusual

When meeting friends for lunch on a recent weekday, after finding both our intended destination and its hastily determined replacement venue closed, we headed to the Oak Bay Village. I have visited Bon Sushi several times.

Baby, this is for you

Annual fair originated with 'mompreneur' who saw a niche for new parents

How to cook hot dogs; discovering hiyashi chuka

Some colleagues have been debating the best way to cook hot dogs. I haven't thought much about this, but they obviously have. To summarize: Boiling: Very bad. Uck. Flavour drains away.

Unsteady truth in packaging,

Food package labels, it turns out, are sometimes a little loose with the truth. In the U.S.

Shopping with Lulu

Back-to-school styles through the eyes of a six-year-old

Puzzling over french fries

I had fresh-from-fryer McDonald's french fries yesterday and they were pretty good. Not as good as the ones at Red Fish Blue Fish or Willows Galley.
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