wordless wednesday … carmichael’s mellos pop up

*author’s note … this really isn’t a wordless entry.  but that’s because I have WAY too much to say about my amazing evening*

Last night I went on a first date … and a second date … all at once.My first date was with the wonderful, adorable, delightful, talented, lovely Kelly Brisson of the gouda life.  I can’t believe it’s taken us so long to finally sit down, get to know one another … and eat (obviously two foodies had to eat!).

As you can tell … it went well.  I’ve loved reading the gouda life,supporting Kelly in her food adventures … and drooling over her incredible pictures.  It was nice to finally sit down with her and just chat.  We’ve decided that we’re kindred spirits and can’t want to sit down and hang out some more.

First date.  Success!Second date … that was with Chef Matt Carmichael.  Actually … not with him … but with his food.

Oh his wonderful and glorious food (and the drinks aren’t bad either).

I was smitten after *our* first date at the urban element … and am completely head-over heels in love with carmichael’s food and pop up restaurant.


Everything was exactly perfect.

All of it was delicious.  ridiculously, delightfully, delicious.  The dishes were balanced – sweet and salty.  Fresh and fried.  Tender and crunchy.  Perfection … a million times over.

I highly recommend anyone who wants to be part of an awesome food experience to head over to Mello’s on Dalhousie and grab a seat inside … the pop up experience is scheduled for sunday, monday, tuesday and wednesday nights.  And if you’re told there will be a wait … go take a little walk and come back. 

It’s totally worth the wait (and if you don’t believe me … ask the guy next to me who ate three of the cod fish tacos (Mr. Taco) … plus a steak frites with peppercorn sauce).

wordless wednesday: two girls … one show … and 365 days of eating

I just wanted to let y’all know …

1.  must.love.food is actually going to air on SUNDAY April 29th at 8 pm.

Yep … there was a bit of a scheduling change.  But it’s all good … talk about ending your weekend off on the right foot … :0)


2.  My friend Kelly writes this pretty swell blog called the gouda life.

Have you already checked it out?

It’s GREAT eh?

First off … the pictures make my mouth water.

Secondly … the recipes are stellar.  For realz.  Kelly has a love of food that just jumps off the page …

And finally … she has the chance to make her dream come true.  But she needs YOUR help (I know … you’re thinking … here goes Lynne again … asking for help).

You see … Kelly wants to be a food writer.  Professionally.

This is where YOU come in.

Richmond B.C. is launching 365 days of dining and Kelly has been shortlisted.  She’s in the final 12.

But she needs your votes.

Please help make my friend’s dream come true … click on this link and pick the gouda life as your favourite.  It only takes a moment of your time … but means the world to Kelly.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wordless wednesday … bnb

This is a non-food, non-baking blog entry.

This one is for my big brother.

Go to Montréal. 

Head to the corner of Clark & St. Catherine St.  

Just go.

Cuz on the corner you’ll see this…

The most amazing mural of my big brother.

Done to honour his memory, his love of his city… his music and his spirit. 

It’s even more awesome in person.

thank you A’Shop for doing this.