Deborah Redfern

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Mind-Blowing Bacon Jam

It’s jam made with bacon. Do you really need any more convincing?

Red Lentil Soup with Turnip and Parsley

This soup will give you fresh appreciation for turnips and will keep your hunger pangs down after lunch.

What I'm Reading: Neatorama Founder Alex Santoso

What I’m Reading: Neatorama Founder Alex Santoso<p>Inside Flipboard / January 16, 2014<p><i>It was only after Alex Santoso earned a PhD in biochemistry and</i> …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov devised a clever way to bring us closer to the tiny world of snowflakes -- the end results are breathtaking: Photo: Alexey Kljatov

Is Vancouver a happy city?

This tower's too tall! This house is too small. This row of townhouses is juuust right!<p>A Vancouver author who is launching his new book, Happy City, …

In high-cost Vancouver, the trick is getting strangers to pay the mortgage

Like any oppressed group, recent Vancouver home buyers are a resourceful bunch. We've learned to endure the stress of living in an unaffordable city by any means at our disposal – I've written about a few of those means over the years.<p>A great many average house owners – i.e., those who live in …

Real Estate

Being polite may pack on extra weight during the holidays, adding 20 lbs. over 10 years on average, studies says

Restoration of B.C. legislature building could cost millions

Restoration of the aging green dome atop B.C.'s iconic legislature buildings is expected to reveal a host of other problems that would significantly increase construction costs and duration, say members of a committee that will soon decide the best course of action.<p>The dome of the 115-year-old …


Nelson Mandela: 11 Songs Celebrating The South African Hero

<b>UPDATE:</b> Nelson Mandela died at home in Johannesburg at age 95 on Thursday Dec. 5, 2013.<p>The makers of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," a biographical …

Cats choose to ignore their owners, study says, confirming what anyone with a cat could have just told you

Life of solitude: A loneliness crisis is looming

Shaheen Shivji was happier in Kabul. There were bombs going off outside the compound where she worked for a development agency, but she preferred life in the Afghan capital to the one she had at home in Abbotsford, B.C., for one simple reason: She wasn't lonely.<p>"For the first time in my adult life, …


Rebirth of a century-old B.C. theatre signals sea change for the arts

The plush red seats are draped in plastic, workers are erecting the large replica sign and on the sidewalk a little mosaic welcome mat is being power vacuumed. The York Theatre, 100 years after it first opened, is preparing for another premiere – its own.<p>Most recently, the York was an abandoned, …

New Westminster

The Muppets Best Musical Moments: Lady Gaga Latest In Long Line Of Muppet-Loving Musicians

It may have seemed strange to some folks that Lady Gaga was starring in a Thanksgiving special with The Muppets, even though Kermit was her MTV VMAs …

10 sites in Metro Vancouver where the arts are expected to thrive

Urban Planning