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The Northern Cafe – a Vancouver Gem

The Northern Cafe is a Vancouver gem. It is a tiny hole-in-the-wall joint that is probably the most uniquely located restaurant in all of BC. The cafe it is not officially connected to the Northern Building Supply lumberyard – other than being located in the upstairs of the Northern Building Supply lumberyard. As you can […]

Wild Flour Pizza

Wild Flour Pizza – Welcome to the Neighbourhood

The food choices out here in the burbs are pretty solid and they satisfy nearly all of my foodie desires. And now, on the corner of Bainbridge and Lougheed is the Wild Flour Pizza Company – a top tier pizza joint serving unique pizzas on sourdough crusts. Another place that fills my heart and my […]

Chevy Bolt
Durable Goods

I Bought a Chevy Bolt

In May of this year I decided to buy a Chevy Bolt. So I went to Carter GM in Burnaby and met with Howard the car sales guy and without ever driving a Bolt – I put a fully refundable deposit on a Metallic Ghost Grey Chevy Bolt. And then last Friday, Howard called to […]

Kumsheen Rafting
Getting Outside

Kumsheen Rafting on the Thompson River

In mid-July one of my kids and I went to Lytton and spent a half day on the Thompson River with the good folks from Kumsheen Rafting. And we we had an absolute blast. It is incredible seeing the river landscape from on the river rather than looking at it from the highway. And it […]

Tesla Model S
Life Musings

Thursday Thoughts; Electric Vehicles

It is interesting that some still say that electric vehicles are too expensive and that’s one of the reasons that people are not buying them. And yet the number one selling vehicle in North America is still the Ford F150 pick up truck. Now let’s compare the cost. A Chevy Bolt, admittedly a very different […]

Prime Rib Eye Steak

Cooking With Fire

I was recently at the cabin – traveling alone – and I took the opportunity to cook a little steak for myself over an open fire. It turned out to be quite perfect.

Life Musings

Thursday Thoughts

Just because your swing isn’t a home run doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the swing. Let me give you an example. Just because it is not sunny all day, every day doesn’t mean you should not invest in a solar panel system for your home. It also isn’t always windy. Maybe the tides aren’t going […]

Wendy's Breakfast

Breakfast at Wendy’s; Follow Up

I recently posted about the new Wendy’s breakfast menu and the pictures I shared were total garbage – probably a result of me touching the camera lens with a greasy finger! So of course, in the name of journalist integrity, I had to try more of the Wendy’s breakfast menu. You know, just to get […]

Jeep For Sale
Life Musings

Tips to Deal With High Gas Prices

With gas prices continuing to increase, believe it or not, there are easy ways to save money on gas. Although there are many things you can do to avoid spending money on gas, there is some low hanging fruit – the easy things you can do to control how much money you spend on gas. […]

Wendy's Baconator

Wendy’s Baconator; The New Breakfast Menu

Recently Wendy’s rolled out a new breakfast menu. So naturally, I had to try a couple of their items. Seeing as I am a big time fan of the Wendy’s Baconator burger, I decided to try the new Baconator Breakfast sandwich. The Breakfast Baconator is very heavy on the bacon. And unlike some other fast […]