Category: 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.

Sourdough Bread
In the Kitchen

Homemade Sourdough Bread

Now that the weather has cooled off I am not so reluctant to turn on the oven and bake my own sourdough bread again. Love it! This weekend I tried making a loaf of the “bread in a bowl” bread. Well, actually I did not try, I just did it. 4 cups of enriched white […]

Reynold's Restaurant
Food and Drink

Reminiscing; Summer Road Trip Food

It used to be that when I was traveling the Fraser Canyon and I wanted some amazing food experience, I would stop in Hope at 293 Wallace Street or Fat Jack’s just north of Boston Bar. Alas, that is no longer the case because 293 Wallace is gone, and Fat Jack’s has new owners and, […]

PNE Food Tour
Food and Drink

PNE Food Tour Reminiscing

I have not had the energy to sit and write anything lately even though I have had some fun things happening. So, instead of writing much, here are some pics of our PNE food tour. First up, we tried pickle pizza. We liked it. However, I suppose obviously, if you do not like pickles, you […]

Ugly Drum Smoker
In the Kitchen

My Ugly Drum Smoker Follow-up

I did it. I have managed to finish building, seasoning, and now cooking meat in the Ugly Drum Smoker that I started building earlier this summer. Yes I did. I cooked a set of side ribs and a pile of sausages. The ribs and sausages turned out “okay”. Not great. My results may be more […]

Bighorn Sheep
In the Kitchen

Cooking a Chicken Pot Pie Almazan Kitchen Style

My daughter and I love to watch the Almazan Kitchen YouTube videos and she came up with the idea of creating her own “Almazan Kitchen” video. And, she asked me to work on the video project with her. Perhaps the most gratifying thing I have ever heard say in a very long time was when […]

Sourdough Bread
In the Kitchen

Sourdough Bread; We’re Back in Business

If you cast your mind back a couple weeks to mid to late June you may remember we had a little bit of a heat wave. And the combination of that little heat wave and the frenzy associated with the end of the school year made me forget to take care of my sourdough starter. […]

Doppio Zero Pizza
Food and Drink

A Visit to Doppio Zero Pizza

Last week when it was too hot to cook I popped into Doppio Zero Pizza for a quick bite to eat after swim lessons. And … it was a fabulous experience! My kids love watching the pizza chef shaping and stretching the pizza dough and then sliding it into the woodfired pizza oven. We started […]

Smoked Bread
In the Kitchen

Smoked Bread on the Grill

I put a ball of bread dough on the grill and “smoked” it! I put the dough on the one side of the grill with no direct heat and the foil packages of applewood chips on the other side with heat under them. The heat under the foil packets got them smoking hot – and […]

PNE Mini-Donuts
Food and Drink

Duffin’s Donuts

In honour of National Donut Day, I am reposting this one about Vancouver’s funkiest doughnut shop – Duffin’s Donuts. If I am traveling anywhere remotely close to 41st and Knight Street in Vancouver, I always make a detour to stop at the most eclectic donut shop anyone could imagine; Duffin’s Donuts. Yes, that’s a barbecue […]