I got a bag of cucumbers from my Mom’s garden this week and I decided to try to make refrigerator pickles. It was super easy. First thing I did was thinly slice the cucumbers and an onion before putting them into a large stainless bowl. I gave a generous shake of salt onto the cukes […]
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 kids and I quite enjoy watching Chef Jamie Oliver create dishes like this cauliflower Mac n cheese – meals that are so simple, accessible to kids, and yet nutritious and delicious. And after watching him make it, we decided we could also make it. Unfortunately I did not get any pics of us actually […]
On Blursday (who is keeping track of what day it is what these days?) last week the kids and I decided to go for a short urban-hike and have a picnic lunch. The kids wanted to have a barbecue on the beach – and I was not prepared to pack my Ugly Drum Smoker along […]
In today’s effort to support a local, family owned business my daughter and I visited C Market Coffee for drinks and a couple of sandwiches. My daughter (Blonde Bear) started with the C Market House Made Lemonade. She declared it to be “not overly sweet and as you can see, it is loaded with fresh […]
I have been baking bread for my family for the last couple of years and I have gone through countless bread making tips, techniques, and recipes. I have settled now settled on my own recipe for No-Nonsense Sourdough Bread. It just simply WORKS. Tip – I usually start the bread making process in the evening […]
I have recently discovered the simplest-to-make pasta – Aglio e Olio.
Okay, I have to admit – I am running on fumes and I am struggling to find the energy to write anything these days. I have taken to calling every day Blursday because honestly, all the days seems the same. One of the positives from being in this “stay home” situation is that the kids […]
With so many people going back to the “Little House on the Prairies” lifestyle and baking bread, I decided to go in another direction and start to grow potatoes for the family. So I built a growing potato planter – in our front yard. I went to my local lumber store and bought the supplies: […]
It seems that baking bread is the thing to do during this current “shelter in place” caused by the Corona virus. Funny thing is, I started baking bread a couple of years ago simply out of curiosity and I’ve been baking two or three loaves a week ever since. Also, I got tired of buying […]
I hate to say it, but the Canadian restaurant industry is in really serious trouble. The current global pandemic is wreaking havoc on the restaurant business – in particular, family operated and independent restaurants. These smaller establishments are at high risk of going out of business during this pandemic – and quite possibly not returning […]