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A visit to Olympia Provisions (A new hobby)


Olympia Provisions   When we visited Portland last week, we made a stop at Olympia Provisions. I’m not sure my traveling companion, Kim, realized what a treat it was for me. Olympia Provisions is on the for front of what I consider the new charcuterie movement. It’s about taking local products, treating them with care and creating amazing hand made…

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Hot Chocolate Abounds & Granville Island


In Vancouver, they have an annual Hot Chocolate Festival. From the middle of January through the middle of February  two dozen resteraunts and cafes whip up  hot chocolate concotions.  Some were interactive, others were exotic, but all were tasty. The funds raised during the festival went to a good cause (Helping Homeless women back on their feet through social services)…

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