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When summer rolls around, many of us just can’t wait to get out of town. Cottages and road trips beckon us away from the city’s heat. This summer, however, I’ll be sticking around. My plan is to take a vacation in my own backyard. I’m not talking about pitching a tent on the lawn and inviting my kids to sleep out under the stars — though, that’s fun too! I’m talking about discovering what the Lower Mainland has to offer. Beaches. Hiking. Cycling. Outdoor concerts. They’re all right here. And they’re ours for exploring. For our feature story More to Explore, writers Niki Hope and Michelle Hopkins have uncovered the best of our region — whether it’s a Sunday afternoon pedal or an evening of music in the park. We also asked local experts and enthusiasts to share with us their favourites. Turn to page 7 to see our summer roundup.

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For our cover story, Culinary Capers, writer Jessica Barrett spent the day with savvy shoppers Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic, stars of W Network’s Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag, to sleuth out the dynamic duo’s favourite food haunts. If gardening is more to your liking, turn to The Birds and the Bees to discover how attracting wildlife to your garden can bring out the best blooms. And lighten your summer wardrobe with one or two fresh looks from our fashion feature Free wheelin’. Happy exploring!

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there are no waves and speedboats to look out for. White Rock is a favourite destination for residents and visitors alike. East Beach is the quieter side of White Rock and has wonderful ambience that appeals to the young and old alike. Crescent Beach is more rural with a gravelled seaside promenade, quaint oceanside homes and a variety of bistros. It’s a favourite spot for strolling the promenades, beachcombing, crab fishing, sunbathing, swimming, crab fishing, kayaking and sailing. — Michelle Hopkins

Kayakers enjoy an easy paddle in the calm waters of Deep Cove. Low tide at Crescent Beach top invites hours of wading and beachcombing in the sun. The White Rock Pier left is the perfect spot for a sunset stroll.

Surf, sand and sun are all in a day’s work for Leah Allinger. The beach volleyball player and 2012 Olympic hopeful is training to compete for Canada on the world tour at the end of the summer. When she’s not spiking it to her opponents or volunteering her time coaching youth, you might catch this queen of the beach in her colourful Vivvos beachwear, holding court at one of these sandy spots.

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A unique mash of sunbathers, beach volleyball players, pickup basketball games, family picnics and joggers. Urban vibe in a natural setting. This one’s hard to beat!

Quiet and away from the city, this beach is a dream. Grab a bike and ride the path up to UBC for a truly spectacular view. Panorama Beach Deep Cove

The sparkling waters and beautiful scenery make you feel like you’ve stepped outside the city into a little private paradise. Try kayaking in the cove for a fun and unique experience. This White Rock location offers charm that can’t be beat. Walk the ocean path, dine at local restaurants and bistros or take an evening stroll along the promenade.

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Our province boasts some of the best beaches and waterways in the country, so grab your sunscreen and head out for a fun day in the sun. In Burnaby, Barnet Marine Park is a popular spot for canoeing, kayaking or sailing. If you’re more the fishing sort, this is also a good place to go crabbing. There’s also a large sandy beach with a clearly marked swimming section. For those who want to enjoy a leisurely boat ride, head over to Deer Lake Park. This is a great spot to launch your own canoe, sailboat or rowboat, or sunbathe on the beach at the lake’s east end. The North Shore is renowned for everything water. Grab your kayak or canoe and head for Deep Cove. This is a very scenic spot to spend an afternoon exploring the waters off this quaint little village snuggled at the entrance to Indian Arm, off Burrard Inlet. Or head west of Horseshoe Bay to Whytecliff Park. This is a popular scuba-diving spot where seals and other marine life can be spotted. There is a swimming beach, which is great fun for kids when the ferry waves come ashore. You’ll also find a playground, picnic spots and tennis courts in the expansive park. Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park features a water park that promises hours of fun for young and old alike. Bring a blanket for a picnic or grab an ice cream and cool down while the little ones frolic in the water. Meanwhile, White Pine Beach at Sasamat Lake is said to be the perfect spot for nonmotorized boats and water toys because

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A favourite with an unbelievable view of Burrard Inlet. Hang out on the sandy beach, jump in a canoe, pack a picnic or find a game of frisbee to join. There is something for everyone. White Pine Beach, Sasamat Lake near belcarra in port moody

Warm water and easy to get to. Head to the north side of the beach for swimming and rock diving. Families: go south, where the beach safely slopes.

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Cori Creed is an avid outdoorswoman who sees the natural world through an artist’s eyes. Through bold and sensuous brush strokes she captures the energy of the West Coast in paint on canvas. “Our local coast provides a magnificent vehicle for exploring the surface and colour of paint on canvas,” she enthuses. The artist grew up and lives in West Vancouver and now shares her passion for the great outdoors with two young sons. Here are her favourite hikes. Killarney Lake Bowen Island

A fun day trip. After a sunny 20-minute ferry ride, walk to the trailhead and choose to make a beeline to the picnic area, or my recommendation — make a counter-clockwise circuit of lovely Killarney Lake. Stop for lunch on a small pebbly beach just before the end and the picnic area. If you run out of chocolate on the way back, bribe your little hikers with ice cream from the shops near the ferry terminal.

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Mount Cheam Fraser Valley

On a clear day you can see the ocean from Chilliwack. A 4x4 is necessary to reach the trailhead for this hike. The trail winds through one of the most beautiful alpine meadows I have seen and leads to an amazing view of the Fraser Valley and mountains behind. Lighthouse Park West Vancouver

So accessible and with the wealth of trails to choose from, you can walk directly to your picnic on sun-baked rocks or meander through salal, sword ferns and the humbling trees on the Valley of the Giants trail. Quarry Rock Deep Cove

One of my favourites with the boys. With its stairs, bridges, ups and downs, this beautiful trail keeps children interested. There is a lofty view of Indian Arm from the rock, which has sheer cliffs. Some lunch or chocolate usually keeps kids close and away from the edge. Pitt Addington Marsh Pitt Meadows

The Grouse Grind top is a challenging hike straight up Grouse Mountain but the view from the top is worth it. Burnaby’s Barnet Marine Park above offers spectacular views of Burrard Inlet.

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From the invigorating to the relaxing, there are plenty of trails in Metro Vancouver to make tracks on this summer. Buntzen Lake offers a bit of everything for the outdoor enthusiast. The recreation area just north of Port Moody features a man-made lake maintained by BC Hydro, and the surrounding forests, beach areas and Buntzen Lake Trail offer the perfect escape for whatever mood you’re in. The popular trails attract hikers with all degrees of experience. Minnekhada Regional Park is a 175-hectare park located in the northeast corner of Coquitlam featuring trails, picnic facilities, rock knolls, lots of cedar and fir trees, birds and other wildlife. The North Shore is famous for its hiking trails. Best known among them is the 2.9-kilometre Grouse Grind, aka “God’s Stairmaster,” at Grouse Mountain. This aptly named grind is best suited for those who are prepared to get their heart pumping on the uphill climb. Also on the North Shore: Baden-Powell Trail, Cypress Provincial Park, Howe Sound Crest Trail, Capilano River and Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. For a great website, with lots of North Shore hiking hot spots, visit britishcolumbia.com/ Recreation/vcm/nshore/hiking/index.asp. In Vancouver, the Point Grey Foreshore, which goes from Spanish Banks to Wreck Beach, is a scenic walk where you can taste the salty sea air. The 10kilometre walk is a pet-friendly stroll on the north edge of Vancouver’s West Side, with ocean views gorgeous enough to justify Metro Vancouver real estate prices. For a more laid-back stroll, Burnaby has a bounty of parks and places to set out on foot, including the Barnet Marine Park, Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park, Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park, Central Park, Robert Burnaby Park and Deer Lake Park. In New Westminster, enjoy a walk along the Fraser River on the Queensborough Perimeter Trail. The walk, which offers a rural feel, starts at the Port Royal boardwalk (at the end of Furness Street) in Queensborough. It’s estimated to take oneand-a-half hours to make the full loop, but it might be longer if you’re stopping to soak in the scenery. Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest on 24th Avenue and 144th Street in Surrey is a stunning forest situated in the thick of the urban centre. The second-growth forest is about four kilometres and offers an easy, roughly one-hour walk for nature lovers. The best way to enjoy the mountains, water and lush greenery that’s near us, is to walk among it. — Niki Hope

Huge dragonflies ride your shoulders along the network of dykes and trails. Beavers, bears, frogs, cranes, eagles, songbirds, marsh, wetlands, mudflats...


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The Slow Food Cycle Tour above right is a family-friendly pedal along country roads with leisurely visits to Fraser Valley farms to sample local fare. The Central Valley Greenway links Burnaby and New Westminster with Vancouver’s False Creek right.

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Riding a two-wheeler is one of the best ways to drink in scenery. And there’s no shortage of ways to quench the thirst for picturesque places to ride. Riders who want to take the scenic route can check out Port Moody’s Shoreline Trail, a threekilometre horseshoe-shaped trail that follows the inlet between Rocky Point Park pier and Old Orchard. There are two parallel trails: a dirt trail for walkers and a paved pathway for cyclists, and anything else on wheels. To learn more, visit cityofportmoody.com. In North Vancouver, check out the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, where riders can cycle through the old-growth forest and the gateway to many of the North Shore’s best trails for cross-country and downhill rides. From road riding to mountain biking, there is a range of terrain. To learn more about mountain biking on the North Shore, which attracts riders from all over the world, visit vancouversnorthshore.com. For a family outing, ride the Traboulay PoCo Trail in Port Coquitlam, a 25-kilometre cycling trail of flat terrain that follows parts of the Coquitlam River through Colony Farm Regional Park eventually encircling the community of Port Coquitlam. The route follows DeBoville Slough, the Pitt and Fraser Rivers through wetlands and agricultural land. To see a map, visit the City of Port Coquitlam’s website at portcoquitlam.ca and look under the Parks and Recreation section. There are also concrete options for urban riders. The Central Valley Greenway, a 24-kilometre path that links Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster on mostly flat terrain, is a friend to both commuters and weekend riders. The route follows a shallow valley, running from Vancouver’s False Creek through Burnaby and south to the Fraser River in New Westminster. The greenway passes destinations such as Burnaby Lake Regional Park, the Quay and Telus World of Science. The line also links up with the SkyTrain. For a unique urban ride, check out some of New Westminster’s charming heritage homes on a cruise through the Rotary Crosstown Greenway, which goes from 20th Street and Seventh Avenue, through Moody Park, follows Seventh Avenue down to McBride and ends up at Hume Park in historic Sapperton. Stop for a water break at Grimston Park and enjoy the view. >

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Glen Hobbis is part of a cycling dynasty. His father was Cap, who founded the original Cap’s Bicycles location in 1932 on Columbia Street in New Westminster. Today, Hobbis and his wife Kelly own Cap’s Westwood Cycle locations in both Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Family members also own other Cap’s stores in the Lower Mainland. The lifelong cycling enthusiast shares his top spots for riding. Poco Trail

A more than two-hour pleasure ride that follows the dykes along the western shore of Pitt River. Trans-Canada Trail

Meander through farmland and along quiet roads from Coquitlam Centre to Pitt Meadows airport. Central Valley Greenway

Go from New Westminster to Science World without bumping into traffic. Barnet Highway Trails

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As the summer draws near, the heat can put you in the mood to dance. Get into the groove as a wave of outdoor concert series warm up right along with the weather, offering music that ranges from rock to blues to pop and bhangra. This year, there’s a whole host of talent about to grace outdoor stages across the Lower Mainland. Slap on the sunscreen and lug the lawn chair down to Port Moody’s waterfront playground for Summer Sundays Concerts in Rocky Point Park. Local musicians belt out jazz, folk and soul at 2 p.m. every Sunday afternoon in July and August. summersundays.ca Stanley Park’s outdoor theatre Malkin Bowl plays host to its Concerts in the Park series offering a lineup of live acts that include Metric, Vampire Weekend, The National and K’naan, whose single Wavin’ Flag is burning up the airwaves as the Coca-Cola anthem for this month’s FIFA World Cup. malkinbowl.com Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park is home to the premier summer concert series, the 11th Annual Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival on Aug. 14 with headliners Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Little Miss Higgins and Serena Ryder. burnabybluesfestival.com North Vancouver celebrates summer with the outdoor concert series Evenings in Edgemont, Concerts in the Cove and Live in Lynn Valley. On July 24 Edgemont hosts its inaugural family street dance, with Backbeat for tunes. edgemont-village.com Spread your picnic blanket at West Vancouver’s John Lawson Park and enjoy a little dinner music at sunset. The 20th annual Harmony Arts Festival returns to the West Van waterfront July 30-Aug. 8. harmonyarts.ca Surrey’s Canada Day celebration happens July 1 at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre, 176 Street and 64th Avenue. The concerts are free to the public. This year’s main stage features headliners 54-40 and Bif Naked and many more. canadadaysurrey.ca — Michelle Hopkins The Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival above right returns to Deer Lake Park in August for one hard-rocking blues-soaked afternoon into evening.

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LOOK asked a trio of local musicians for their favourite SUMMER TRACKS:

Richmond’s Fraser Walters of the Canadian Tenors – the quartet David Foster dubbed “Canada’s national treasure” Ryan Adams So Alive Stevie Wonder All in Love is Fair Nick Drake Cello Song Renee Fleming (anything Strauss) Dave Matthews Two Step

Vancouver’s legendary blues musician and actor Jim Byrnes

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>Those looking for an unhurried cruise outside of the city and off of the trails, can check out the Slow Food Vancouver Cycle Tour in Agassiz on Aug. 21 and Chilliwack on Aug. 22. Ride along country roads, on a self-guided tour, while visiting farmers on this family-oriented, food-centred event. The routes are around 25 km and relatively flat, and kids under 12 can take part free of charge. See slowfoodvancouver. com for details. While there are plenty of places to get out and pedal, riding a bike almost anywhere — even if it’s just to the end of the block — provides a great escape. — Niki Hope

Martha and the Vandellas (not, I repeat, not David Bowie and Mick Jagger) Dancing in the Streets Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Summertime Howling Wolf Sitting on Top of the World Los Lobos Kiko and the Lavender Moon Barbara Mason Yes I’m Ready “The fave in my car CD right now is I Learned The Hard Way by Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings.”

Surrey’s Punjabi pop sensation, singer Dal Hothi “Top five songs on my iPod off my current playlist, which changes quite often.” Classic Bollywood song Kabhi Kabhi, lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi Imran Khan’s song Amplifier    54-40 Baby Ran Kesha Blah Blah Blah Fireflies Owl City — Compiled by Michelle Hopkins

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Attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to your backyard refuge. GardenWorks horticulturalist Alan Reid likes these summer blooms: Monarda didyma bee balm Aquilegia spp columbine Hibiscus syriacus rose of sharon Salvia spp sage Antirrhinum majus snapdragon Lobelia cardinalis red upright lobelia Phaseolus coccineus scarlet runner bean Penstemon spp beardtongue Ipomoea multifida cardinal vine Alcea rosea hollyhock

Plant these to keep bees buzzing Aromatic herbs such as lavender, heather, rosemary, thyme, sage, bee balm, hyssop, anise-hyssop, basil and marjoram. Wild herbs such as motherwort, catnip and purple loosestrife. Bitter herbs such as southernwood, wormwood and rue. Nectar-rich herbs such as clover and alfalfa. All the mints; the borage family; and the rose family.

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s the end of school approaches, the itch surfaces like a swollen mosquito bite. It’s time to get outdoors and do some camping with the kids — one of the most popular holiday plans for British Columbian families. Tri-Cities residents are particularly lucky, as a quick visit to www.discovercamping.ca reveals over a dozen provincial campsites within a two-and-a-half-hour drive. A short 90-minutes east on Highway 1 will find you cruising the shores of one B.C.’s busiest recreational spots, Cultus Lake Provincial Park. Four campgrounds with 284 sites are scattered through the forest, along the beach and beside the creeks of the park. The lake is ideal for swimming, but many visitors also find thrills flying behind boats on water skis and inner tubes. The real beauty of Cultus Lake however, is something most parents consider a necessity when camping with kids: its proximity to civilization. Not only is it a short drive into town to pick up perishable supplies like ice and milk, but kids young and old won’t be able to resist visiting the

popular Cultus Lake Water Slides or taking in a game of miniature golf while in town. For those who prefer a quieter, more rustic outing, Glenn Iversen, a Coquitlam dad of an eight-year-old boy, recommends hiking into a wilderness campground. “I took Erik with my dad to Buckhorn wilderness site,” he said, adding that the five-kilometre hike was easy for all three generations to manage. Another more adventurous option is overnight kayak camping. Twin Island is a 90-minute paddle up Indian Arm from Barnet Marine Park. After passing the kayak rescue course, Rocky Point Kayak rents kayaks to campers and provides the information needed to make their way to and from the island campsite. Owner Jamie Cuthbert recently took his four-year-old daughter on an overnight trip. “She loved it. She sat in the centre compartment of the kayak. We gave her lots of snacks, encouraged her to keep her eye out for seals in the water or eagles in the sky. We even tied toys to the side of the kayak for her to play with,” Cuthbert said, adding that, once they reached land,

none of the kids in the group found themselves fiddling their thumbs. “There is so much stuff to do.” Indeed, the shorelines of B.C.’s oceans and lakes boast a bounty of treasure. Beachcombing can be turned into a scavenger hunt by giving kids a list of items to find, and the things collected can be used in crafts later. For diehard campers, however, the real fun comes at night. After a long day in the sun and water, nothing feels better than changing into cozy old sweats and huddling around the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. In the glow of the flames, it is a perfect time to tell ghost stories or sing songs. Add marshmallows, JiffyPop popcorn and s’mores, and all kids, even the grown-up ones, will be content. And don’t forget to bring a stack of glow-sticks for a final fun event before lights out. After nightfall, put on dark clothing and tape glow sticks to your body in the shape of a stickman, and then walk around the campground. Other campers will be delighted with the site of “glowing stick aliens” roaming among the trees. The only limit to fun is your imagination, which can run as wild and free like the critters your camping next to.

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COQUITLAM METRO-FORD SOCCER CLUB Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club (CMFSC) is one of the provinces largest and most successful soccer clubs - offering both recreational and elite programs to over 3,000 youth and adult players. A leader in the soccer community, CMFSC is financially stable, well organized and has a full complement of technical resources, contractors and volunteers to support our programs. We pride ourselves in developing a player’s full potential and passion for “the beautiful game”. Our philosophy is “Soccer for Life” and our intent is to develop future soccer fans and community volunteers. The club operates under the leadership of a dedicated, volunteer Board and the stewardship of Technical Director Sara Maglio,

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• Played youth soccer in Coquitlam • Member of Provincial, and S.F.U. (4-year All American, Nat’l Championship) teams • Member of the U20 & Sr. National (’99 World Cup) teams • Vancouver Whitecaps from ’01 - ’05 (2004 Championship team) • Assistant Coach for Simon Fraser University Women’s team (’08) • B - National coaching license

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Finishing fifth season with CMFSC Played youth soccer for the Metro-Ford Soccer Club Played on Provincial Teams, U17 & U20 National Teams, & Olympic team Played professionally for Edmonton Drillers (MISL) and Vancouver Whitecaps Currently plays for CMFSC Wolves in VMSL Premier league B-National coaching license

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• Member of CMFSC’s Premier Women’s team • Long and successful playing career starting with Coquitlam City Soccer • Played at Simon Fraser University (two time All - American, National Champion) • Played with Vancouver Whitecaps ((’03 League 03 Leag e MVP, Champions)

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about the shelter, so don’t forget to pack the tent and ground cover.

portable water jug for drinking and cooking water. Depending on where you’re going too, you might need purification tablets for potable water. requisite sleeping Bag and pillows, consider bringing a few extra blankets for warmth around the fire or to take the chill off at night.

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the campfire going, and don’t forget paper towels and toilet paper.

be a Godsend in the midst of a Lower Mainland rainstorm when you’re staying outdoors. Make sure to bring rope, pegs and other miscellaneous items so you can string the tarps in between trees. then you can guarantee family members will begin to resemble drowned rats. Bring not only a change of clothes, but extra socks and underwear to take off the chill. It’s also a good idea to pack for all weather types, in case the rain makes way for sun and heat.

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And yet, nowhere else in the home are parents as free to explore with colour, shapes and themes as with a child’s room, where all the limits on creativity get thrown out the window. Paint is both the most affordable and dramatic way to create a new look in any room, but it is particularly useful when trying to keep up with the changing needs and tastes of growing children.

When deciding what colour to paint the walls, Thoma Doehring of Tri-City Paint and Decorating advises parents to select a theme from a decorative item like bedding and match paint colours to it. She also recommends a good quality paint that is both environmentally friendly and durable. “Benjamin Moore’s Natura line is the only paint on the market with zero VOCs (volatile organic compounds). You can use it even if you’re pregnant.” Doehring also thinks it’s a good idea to let older children have a say in decorating their room. “Despite what many people think, bedrooms do not have to blend >

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> with the rest of the house, so let the kids’ personality show in their space. Even the craziest of colours can be used as an accent wall, on the ceiling or in a border or trim.” As children grow, their tastes and needs will change. A fresh coat of paint and a few fun accessories can go a long way to creating a new look for each phase of your child’s life. Anthony Mah of Baby on Board in Coquitlam also recommends new parents invest in quality furniture that can grow with their children. “Our Canadian-made Dutailier line is the perfect for this. For

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that seems to be par for the course in our busy lives. Taking a whole five minutes to stop on the way and enjoy one of the smallest and simplest forms of nature was a rare and therapeutic indulgence, which reminded me of the need to do it more often.

I spent five minutes on our doorstep the other day staring at a slug with my son, who at two years, found it to be the most fascinating of creatures. Of course, the slug was an agreeable subject, as it moved so slowly that we had plenty of time to view it from all angles, figure out why there was dirt stuck all over its back and guess where it might be going. Normally of course, getting into the house after a day at work and daycare is a 30-second dash, just another rush from A to B

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Friends Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic turn up the heat on their third season of

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he Pepper Pot Food and Spice Co. in Lonsdale Quay Market is a dizzying array of culinary delights. Bottles of brightly coloured sauces stand shoulder-to-shoulder on well-stocked shelves with orderly rows of pungent spices casting their aroma throughout the stall. It’s a selection that would whet the appetite of any food lover, even if most wouldn’t have the slightest idea of what to do with half the ingredients on display, much less ensure they were getting the best in price and quality. Not so for Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic. As the two former TV journalists, real-life friends and on-air co-hosts navigate the obscure ingredients, you get the impression there are few things they haven’t encountered in the world of culinary consumerism. “Oh, cloud’s ear, remember that?” says Wallner to Matisic, picking up a plastic packet of dried fungus. “And piri piri, what did we use that for again?” Perhaps better known as the Shopping Bags after their popular product-testing series on the W Network in Canada and Fine Living in the United States, Matisic, 41, and Wallner, 40, are Canada’s consummate savvy shoppers. After seven successful seasons of The Shopping Bags

the pair launched their first spinoff, Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag — a culinary adventure that puts cookbooks, ingredients and local chefs’ palates to the test — on Canadian and international airwaves in 2008. With the show’s third season about to start filming, Matisic and Wallner have hit the market to stock up on ingredients for this week’s test dishes: steamed fish and homemade ginger beer, recipes from Lucinda’s Authentic Jamaican Cooking. They haven’t had any luck finding elusive Scotch bonnet peppers anywhere in the Lower Mainland, including here, but happily the Pepper Pot meets their exacting standards in other respects. “If you take a whiff you can smell the spices and you can tell it’s got high turnover. When it comes to spices, you have to make sure you buy from some place that has high turnover, because they do lose their potency,” Wallner advises with the poise of a practiced TV personality. Naturally, a shopping trip with these two is an experience rife with their trademark tips and tricks. After meeting as reporters for Global TV news in the mid-’90s, Wallner, a Toronto transplant, and Matisic, who grew up on

Vancouver’s West Side, quickly hit it off. They decided to strike out on their own in 1999 after realizing they shared a passion for consumer reporting. “We decided we wanted to work for ourselves, so we put our heads together and said, ‘Well, what do we know?’ Well, we know journalism and research and what do we love? Well, we love smart shopping and product testing and getting the most for our money. So we put all that together and came up with the concept for The Shopping Bags,” says Wallner. Three series later (fashion-themed Beauty Call debuted in fall 2009) the two have proved they not only possess smart consumer skills, but a keen business sense that has stood the test of time. “I just think today, and it was the same when we started, there are just so many products on the market that it’s mindboggling for consumers — what’s best, what’s worth spending more on, what isn’t,” says Matisic. “We just love finding out what the best product in a certain category is and doing the work so that people don’t have to.” Of their three projects the pair agree Grocery Bag is their favourite so far, and to hear them talk about their passion for food

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>to Savannah, Ga., where they’ll take in the peach festival and film an upcoming episode on southern cooking. Closer to home, the Lower Mainland boasts a bevy of producers that Matisic and Wallner count among their favourites, many of which have appeared on the show. Wallner includes take-home dishes from Vij’s and Rangoli, available at some grocery stores, in her weekday staples, while Matisic has a soft spot for Vancouver Island goat cheese. And they both reserve a special place for the delicacies of Thomas Haas. After filming Beauty Call and Grocery Bag consecutively over the past year, Wallner and Matisic are looking forward to their summer break from shooting, though they admit they really never stop working and are constantly browsing stores for story ideas. Both like to get off the beaten path for some real R ’n’ R, says Wallner, who unwinds in the super natural province by hiking in the North Shore mountains or road biking. This summer, she’s even forgoing her usual jaunt to Europe for a vacation planned at Qualicum Beach. Matisic, meanwhile, says she spends her quiet moments strolling around Kits with her dog, Ruby, “which means I can’t shop and walk anymore,” or lying out in the park with a good book. This summer though, she’ll be headed across the pond for her annual trip to visit family in Croatia. “My mother’s family has a house on an island,” she says. “There’s really not a lot to do there, which is why I love it.” Except relax, and maybe, eat.l

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t last year’s red-carpet première for New Moon, local actress Kirsten Prout got a taste of what it’s like to be part of the Twilight phenomenon. “That was definitely a different experience,” Prout says about the Los Angeles première. “I got out of the limo; I felt like I was hit by a wall of energy. You see a stage, and no one had told me about the stage. My hands were shaking (I thought), ‘God, help me.’” The nervous 19-year-old was led to the platform, where someone was waiting to interview her in front of the frenzied crowd. “You are thinking, ‘Does anyone know who I am?’” she says. Prout was brought into the Twilight universe through her role in the third Twilight movie, Eclipse, set for release on June 30. In the film, she plays Lucy, one of the vamps responsible for Jasper becoming a vampire. Lucy is a departure from the good-girl character Prout played on the TV series Kyle XY. “To play something dark, this holy evil, was fun for me,” says Prout. “Always, as an actor, you want to play a character you can understand, but that’s nothing like you.” Lucy is one of the vampires that causes Jasper, played by Jackson Rathbone, to be turned during his military career. The villainous role wasn’t the first Eclipse character she auditioned for. “I read for a different vampire, named Bree, who is a brunette with short, short hair and is 13 years old — completely not me, but a casting director suggested I audition for the part,” she says. Instead, she landed the role of Lucy, who was older and paler. “I went in, did one audition and a week later, I got a call to show up on set,” she explains. Prout’s basically grown up in the film industry, but nothing could have prepared the actress for the notoriety that comes with being part of the vampire franchise. On a recent inconspicuous outing in L.A., which she currently calls home, Prout was recognized for her Twilight role. “The day I moved down to L.A., it was the strangest experience. … I went into the Gap to buy a hoodie, and the lady behind the counter said ‘Lucy!’ I thought she had mistaken me for her friend,” Prout says. “I’m thinking, the movie hasn’t even come out — definitely a different breed of fans.” — Niki Hope

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of repetition. It’s different than home cooking when you do high volumes of things. It’s a totally different experience. “In doing that, I discovered a different side of me that I didn’t know. I realized I had a connection with food.” In 2007 she bought the Kingsway Avenue café, and by 2008, Suachowpa had begun setting the palates of Port Coquitlam aflame. She created a menu with the focus on ingredients that heal — using traditional herbs and aromas that boast therapeutic and medicinal qualities. That’s why between 30 and 50 per cent of seriously spicy dishes can be toned down, Suachowpa explains, to allow people to

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savour each bite without having to glug down water. “It’s the taste, the combination and layering the taste of herbs and sauce. All those come together as much more than just chili,” she says. “Chili is the icing on the cake.” There is, of course, one exception to Suachowpa’s rule: All Thai’d Up’s signature dish, Jealousy. “I have 30 per cent of chili-less items, and people can pretty much customize their food without chili. Except the curry. For Jealousy, I won’t compromise. You have to go hot — suicidal — because I’m not going to have them make up their own spice and ruin my recipe,” she says with a laugh.

Mix all the ingredients above inside a bowl, making sure the shrimp paste completely breaks down. Set aside.

Tropical Herb Mixture 60% lemongrass 20% lime leaves 20% galangal Put ingredients into a blender, and use one to two tablespoons per curry. This will feed one or two people, but if you make a lot of it, the rest of the mixture can be frozen in ice cube trays for individual portions. Use one cube per meal. Can be added to all sauces including stir-fries, pastas and barbecue sauce, and can also be added to herbal teas like green tea or rooibos to boost the immune system.

Stir-fry 2 cups vegetables: suggestions include napa, youchoy, broccoli, carrot, cabbage, bamboo, frozen corn and peas, onion, green and red pepper. ½ cup any meat or seafood (use firm tofu for vegetarian) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ¾ cups water or unsalted chicken or vegetable stock 1/3 cup heated coconut milk (microwave for 40 seconds)

Fresh-made Curry Paste for stir-fry 1 teaspoon sugar pinch of salt 4 to 5 drops (shake) fish sauce ½ teaspoon black pepper 5 to 10 leaves basil 1 tablespoon ginger 1 teaspoon lime juice or tamarind juice 1 teaspoon garlic 2 teaspoon crushed Thai bird-eye chili (2 tablespoons is suicidal, or 1 tablespoon is hot) ½ to 1 teaspoon Thai shrimp paste ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 to 2 tablespoons tropical herbal mixture

Directions: Add the oil to the frying pan. When the oil is heated, add the garlic and big onion to the bowl of meat and stir-fry until the meat is cooked. Add the curry paste and stir for one minute. Add water, and make sure all blend well. Add all of the vegetable mixture. Make sure not overcook it, as the dish should almost look like a garden salad. To garnish, pour heated coconut milk over the stir-fry by creating a white circle on the perimeter of the dish. This will help balance the taste and presentation.

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La Stella Winery principal Saeedah Salem and CTV anchor Pamela Martin fronted United Way’s Women in Philanthropy at Leone. The shopping spree raised $20,000 for disadvantaged kids.

Diamond Ball boosters Jen Daerendinger and Jana Maclagan helped raise money for cancer research at one of Vanhattan’s premier galas. The Spanish-inspired soirée collected $600,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Olé!

Grape Juice organizer Sarah McNeil welcomed 300 oenophiles, including Realtor Barret DeMaere, to the Big Sisters benefit. Partygoers raised $53,000 to facilitate the matching of young girls on the Big Sisters wait list.

BFFs Julia Kim left and Michelle Rupp welcomed 450 revellers to the Minerva Foundation’s signature All About Girlfriends shindig in support of the non-profit agency’s leadership programs for women.

Keg Restaurant kingpin David Aisenstat and Vancouver Art Gallery director Kathleen Bartels hosted a Venetian-inspired ball in support of the VAG. The $225-a-ticket Masquerade Ball netted $200,000 for future exhibitions and programs.

Legend of late night Jay Leno headlined chair Rhoda Rizkalla’s Cabriolet Gala, at Beamer mogul Brian Jessel’s dealership, raising a reported $250,000 for Arts Umbrella, Canadian Autism Network, and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

At Shine Gala in New West, Burnaby firefighters Harp Samra and Randy Delmonico and two-time cancer survivor CBC weather broadcaster Claire Martin helped net $200,000 for Royal Columbian Hospital Breast Health Centre.

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