Category Archives: Food and Drink

Thoughts and observations on the places we go to eat, and the foods we eat, crave and see during our daily adventures.

The Vancouver Wellness Show 2018

I was invited to attend the Vancouver Wellness Show again this year and I happily accepted the invitation. I always find it interesting to see the latest ideas and trends in healthy lifestyles and healthy foods. The following video is … Continue reading

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Instant Pot French Onion Soup

I tried making French Onion soup yesterday. It went “okay”. The recipe I followed called for a teaspoon of finely ground black pepper and I’ll be honest, it was too much. I also do not have oven proof dishes so … Continue reading

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Family Day Fun 2018

How was your Family Day? I spent the day traipsing around the city with my kids seeking all the spices and flavours that make meals marvellous. We had success finding flavours of rosemary rock salt bagels, elk pepperoni and bison … Continue reading

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Instant Beef Stroganoff

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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Yesterday for dinner I decided to try and recreate a dish I remember quite fondly from my childhood – Beef Stroganoff. And I wanted to recreate the beef stroganoff in our Instant Pot. I had an understanding of the basics … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Homemade Bread

Typically I like to make homemade bread and do “cast iron cooking” while away at the cabin. However, I was given a couple medium sized cast iron pans and they needed to be seriously cleaned and seasoned. And one of … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce

Oh my. The Instant Pot is going to be my financial saviour. Wednesday night the kids have swim lessons until 6:30pm. Getting out of the pool, waiting for a shower stall, showering, getting to the car, and then home makes … Continue reading

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Burnaby has Foodies on Board

On the weekend I visited Foodies on Board, a little restaurant on Production Way in Burnaby. I enjoyed a plate of Eggs Benedict as well as the general “vibe” of the restaurant. Have a look at the short video I … Continue reading

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McRae’s Bistro in Victoria BC

As I posted the other day, I visited Victoria, our province’s capital city on the weekend and I managed to find a foodie’s gem – McRae’s Bistro. I am experimenting with some more YouTube stuff (now that they have unceremoniously … Continue reading

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Burnaby’s Jinya Ramen Bar

I have had a couple opportunities to visit Jinya Ramen Bar on Central Boulevard in Burnaby just outside of Metropolis and all I can say is “WOW”. This place knows how to serve ramen. The Jinya Ramen Bar is located … Continue reading

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