Food reminds us of special occasions, family traditions, and customs. Some of  the best stories come out of a family dinner. Margo Bates owns the imaginary Marge’s Diner—hundreds and hundreds served! She comes from a long line of cooks. From the early 1940’s to late 1950’s, her parents, aunts, and uncles owned variations of the Telkwa Cafe. Good Cookin’ at Marge’s Diner—hundreds and hundreds served offers a treasure-trove of family memories, recipes, and anecdotes, including how the Telkwa Hall Rum Punch got its name.

Here are some of our most-requested recipes.

The Telkwa Hall Rum Punch

This is our family’s most-requested recipe.  Some people say it is because we have Irish, Newfie and Northern BC in our blood.  Maybe.  More likely because it is quite the thirst-quencher when one is out on the dance floor.  Or just standing around.  A friendly reminder, don’t drink and drive.

Real Italian Spaghetti Sauce

This recipe is currently being updated.

Beet and Apple Salad with Chevre cheese, eh

This salad was created in honour of my high school’s Grad Class of 1969, and the many New Year’s get-togethers we’ve had over the years.

Medjool Dates

Medjool dates are readily available in grocery stores. We dare you to eat only one. Four, then. Six? Geez. Save some for your guests.