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Vitamix
In the Kitchen

Snow Day and Vitamix Soup

Tuesday was a snow day. Virtually every school in Metro Vancouver was closed so I spent the day alternating between doing professional reading*, watching the kids sledding, stopping the kids from fighting about sledding, and shovelling snow. And making soup in my Vitamix. The snow day Vitamix lunch was a “fresh” pea and butternut squash […]

U-Bicycle
On the Road

U-Bicycle Bike Share in Port Moody

In case you haven’t noticed, there are bike share programs all over Vancouver. You know what I mean – racks of bikes that all look the same, neatly lined up and looking ever so tempting to jump on and ride. Bike-sharing is now spreading to the burbs. A couple of weekends ago my kids and […]

Taps and Tacos
Food and Drink

Taps and Tacos for After School Snacks

I haven’t had the energy to write anything for the last few days so instead, here are pictures of tacos from Taps and Tacos in Port Moody. Taps and Tacos has a happy “hour” special from 2 – 5pm. Their street tacos, the 4″ tacos are $2.50 each making a perfect fit for our after […]

Snowshoeing at Cypress Bowl
Life Musings

Snowshoeing at Cypress Bowl

Last week I had the pleasure of going for a snowshoe tour of Cypress Bowl with the folks from Healthy Family Media. The snowshoe trip proved to be fun and delicious but perhaps most importantly, very educational. I have been a bit of an “outdoorsman” most of my life. I have lived, worked, and played […]

honey doughnuts
Food and Drink

Honey Doughnuts; Take II

I was back to North Vancouver’s Deep Cove so of course I had to stop and get six doughnuts from Honey Doughnuts – the most incredible doughnuts EVER. Today I picked up four chocolate glazed and two maple with bacon. The chocolate are excellent but my new favourite is the maple bacon. It hits the […]

Durable Goods

Filson Western Vest

A nice little Christmas gift I received this year was the Filson Western Vest (pictured above). The vest is made in the USA of 100% pure Mackinaw wool from Canadian farms. As you probably know, wool is a fantastic material because it keeps you warm even when it is wet. So if you are out […]

Food and Drink

Lunch at the Ovaltine Cafe

Yesterday I went to pick up a new wool vest for myself (Merry Christmas to me!) from the Filson Store in Vancouver’s Gastown and seeing as I was traveling right by it, I decided to stop for lunch at the historic/nostalgic Ovaltine Cafe. Lunch was good. The food, as usual, was tasty and nicely prepared. […]

Christmas Gifts
In the Kitchen

Christmas Gifts and Foggy Days

I love the foggy days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve … when so many of us do not have to report in to work … such bliss. I’ve been enjoying time with family and friends and my new kitchen tools! The first new “toy” I got was a completely unexpected purchase; a beautiful new […]