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Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Chef Dez does parsley pesto

Pesto traditionally has fresh basil but parsley is a tasty alternative

  • May 10, 2021
An acro performance as part of the Greg Moore Youth Centre’s talent show video. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge’s talented youth featured in Youth Week video

BC Youth Week marked by Greg Moore Youth Centre

Emma Graveson of Maple Ridge is directing the newest production from Theatre in the Country.

Local flavour in Sherlock Holmes production

Actors and off-stage talent from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in Theatre in the Country show

Drew Scott talks with Thomas Haney secondary principal Grant Frend in 2017 when he paid a visit to the school. (The News files)

Property Brothers celebrate 43rd birthday

The celebrity twins who turned 43 on April 28, grew up in Maple Ridge

Drew Scott talks with Thomas Haney secondary principal Grant Frend in 2017 when he paid a visit to the school. (The News files)
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com

ON COOKING: Mrs. Chef Dez creates ham and cheese scones, perfect for Mother’s Day

Be sure not to overmix the scones or they will be tough

  • Apr 27, 2021
Send your cooking questions via email to Chef Dez at: dez@chefdez.com
Over the Rainbow by Cindy Johnston. (Special to The News)
Over the Rainbow by Cindy Johnston. (Special to The News)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
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LISTEN: Mad Symphony scores Australian label deal with hard rock songs

Members of the six-piece band are from Surrey, Maple Ridge and Vancouver

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Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Dez does eggs

Eggs – Easter, Scotch and even how to hard boil them so they don’t have that ring around the yolk

  • Mar 30, 2021
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.
The Peanuts cast from CapU Arbutus Studio. (Molly Lydon/Special to The News)

Theatre student from Maple Ridge brings Peppermint Patty to life

Timeless messages from Peanuts relayed in online production

The Peanuts cast from CapU Arbutus Studio. (Molly Lydon/Special to The News)
Drawing from Scottish, Irish, and Maritime music traditions, Tiller’s Folly continues to expand and refine its repertoire, focussing on Celtic, roots, and Canadian songs. Prior to COVID, the trio performed a lot of public shows throughout B.C., Washington, and Oregon and looks forward to getting back to that soon. (Tiller’s Folly/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Celtic band celebrates Saint Pat with song

A Maple Ridge and White Rock based trio, Tiller’s Folly, share its music on green-themed holiday

Drawing from Scottish, Irish, and Maritime music traditions, Tiller’s Folly continues to expand and refine its repertoire, focussing on Celtic, roots, and Canadian songs. Prior to COVID, the trio performed a lot of public shows throughout B.C., Washington, and Oregon and looks forward to getting back to that soon. (Tiller’s Folly/Special to Black Press Media)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Chef Dez offers tips on tastier salad dressings

Salad dressings range from the simple such as oil and vinegar to complex emulsions

  • Mar 17, 2021
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.
The announcement was made Friday, March 12 that the 2021 tour – like the 2020 event – was cancelled due to COVID. (Screengrab)

Show and sale, plus directory, replace 2021 art studio tour

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows artists will have works displayed at The ACT starting in April

The announcement was made Friday, March 12 that the 2021 tour – like the 2020 event – was cancelled due to COVID. (Screengrab)
Melissa Harris and Michaela Freeman will play key roles in a live-on-Zoom performance of <em>The Schoolmistress </em>for Theatre in the Country. (Special to The News)

Pair of Maple Ridge theatre pros involved in live-on-Zoom play

Melissa Harris and Michaela Freeman will take part in the performance of a 135-year-old British farce

Melissa Harris and Michaela Freeman will play key roles in a live-on-Zoom performance of <em>The Schoolmistress </em>for Theatre in the Country. (Special to The News)
Rattle The Glass by Marty Zylstra was played on Hockey Night In Canada. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge musician on Hockey Night In Canada

Marty Zylstra’s song played during second period of Jan. 31 game

Rattle The Glass by Marty Zylstra was played on Hockey Night In Canada. (Special to The News)
Naomi Lane has published two books since retiring in 2018. (Special to The News)

New Maple Ridge author releases first two books

Naomi Lane writes relatable tales of growing older, and changing relationships

Naomi Lane has published two books since retiring in 2018. (Special to The News)
Dwight Storring of Kitchener, Ont. aired ‘Dog’s Best Friend’ on YouTube at the end of January to bring awareness to the efforts made by ElderDog Canada. (screen grab)

‘Dog’s Best Friend:’ Documentary highlights non-profit that helps seniors with dog care

Volunteer-run ElderDog offers its free services to seniors in Ridge Meadows

Dwight Storring of Kitchener, Ont. aired ‘Dog’s Best Friend’ on YouTube at the end of January to bring awareness to the efforts made by ElderDog Canada. (screen grab)
Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe star in Theatre in the Country’s livestream production of <em>Saltw-Water Moon</em>. (Reg Parks/Special to The Star)

Theatre in the Country offers Canadian tale through Zoom

Tickets for Salt-Water Moon by David French, with special Valentine’s Day presentation, are on sale

Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe star in Theatre in the Country’s livestream production of <em>Saltw-Water Moon</em>. (Reg Parks/Special to The Star)
Frozen vegetables have the same nutritional value as fresh but offer more convenience. (Deb Lindsey/Washington Post)

ON COOKING: Don’t freeze out this key food option, says Chef Dez

Frozen produce offer convenience and has been shown to retain nutritional value compared to fresh

  • Feb 4, 2021
Frozen vegetables have the same nutritional value as fresh but offer more convenience. (Deb Lindsey/Washington Post)
BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.

Roof of BC Place a stage for performers during online music festival

‘This will be the first time any artists have performed from the 204-foot iconic Vancouver rooftop’

BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.