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Rest In Peace Gord Downie

Last night Gord Downie, the frontman for Canada’s house band, The Tragically Hip passed away. May you Rest In Peace Gord. I thank you for all the music you gave us. With love, Stacey and so many, many Canadians. Go … Continue reading

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Baked Potatoes on Almost Wordless Wednesday 

Dinner last night was in the Burnaby test kitchen where we were playing around with the toaster oven to see how quickly and effectively we could bake a couple of potatoes. Once the potatoes were baked, we added butter, fresh … Continue reading

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An Inspirational Thought

As many BC teachers (me included) continue to grapple with implementing new curriculum to their teaching practice, the following quote from George Couros’ book “The Innovator’s Mindset” struck a chord with me, “Again though, at the heart of innovation are … Continue reading

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The Vita-Mix; My Favourite Appliance

One of my all time favourite kitchen appliances is my Vita-Mix. The Vita-Mix is so much more than a blender! I believe it has a 2 horsepower motor that drives the blade inside the container at something like 20,000 rpm. … Continue reading

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New Pizza Joint; Doppio Zero Pizza

I am really looking forward to seeing this new pizza joint called Doppio Zero Puzza open in Coquitlam. I have started to follow their social media – Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feed and I have to say, their pizza and … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mr Tom Petty

I remember a summer sometime around 1989 when my Dad and I and a couple friends went to a festival in the alpine part of the Stein River valley. The festival was fun and all that, but I remember that … Continue reading

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Back to the Royal Columbian Hospital – Again

Unfortunately I experienced another partial blockage of my bowels which lead me to be hospitalized again barely two months after my previous stay in the Royal Columbian Hospital. A positive from this stay in the hospital is that I did … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Rateliff; I Never Need Grow Old

I was laying in my hospital bed yesterday afternoon just feeling sorry for myself and the rest of the world so I decided to check my FacePlant page (you can check it out as well @adadintheburbs). Oh, and tomorrow I’ll … Continue reading

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Chicken Holic in Coquitlam 

I recently tried a funky new chicken place on Austin Ave in Coquitlam. It truly is a cultural mash-up. Chicken Holic is run by a Korean family and while there, I had a Butter Chicken Poutine. French Canadian food with … Continue reading

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New Westminster’s Wild Thyme

I had heard great things about Wild Thyme, the New Westminster restaurant that serves Lebanese food so this week for a lunch meeting a colleague and I popped in to give Wild Thyme on 12th Street in New Westminster a … Continue reading

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