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.

Instant Pot Sourdough Bread

Following my cooking frozen meat in our Instant Pot experiment, I decided to try something else with the Instant Pot – making a loaf of sourdough-like bread. I say “sourdough-like” bread because I don’t actually have a sourdough starter anymore … Continue reading

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A Day of Eating and Drinking

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Instant Pot Pork Chops

I got home yesterday to find that there was nothing in the fridge to feed the family. And they were hungry. Hungry and quickly transitioning to hangry. What to do? Yes, that is correct, I turned to the Instant Pot. … Continue reading

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Dirty Apron Cooking Class

Last week I attended a cooking class at the Dirty Apron cooking school. The name of the class was Meat Eaters Unite. It was not vegetarian friendly. Above is a photo of the lamb chops I cooked. Start on the … Continue reading

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Biscuits, Crisp, Croissants, and Lamb; A Weekend of Eating

I started my weekend of eating and foodie explorations with my usual Saturday morning attempt at baking biscuits. I have to say, I had a reasonably successfully experience. The biscuits were light enough but the texture still is not as … Continue reading

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Burgers on the Grill

We did it again – we did burgers on the grill. I have to admit that once again, I made them too thick. You’d think I would’ve learned after doing this once already! Another thing I would probably do differently … Continue reading

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Victoria Day Long Weekend

I spent most of the Victoria Day long weekend in and around the Fraser Canyon with my kids. We came home late Sunday because traffic on the Monday of the long weekend is a nightmare I can seriously do without. … Continue reading

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My Favourite Happy Hour

For many people, happy hour means cheap booze. For me, my happiest happy hours are all about tacos. Cheap tacos. Well, not cheap tacos, but inexpensive tacos. Yesterday we needed an after school snack so we hit up Port Moody’s … Continue reading

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Burgers on the Grill

As you hopefully remember, it was Mother’s Day on the weekend just gone. To be precise, it was on Sunday. I had made reservations at one of our favourite local eateries (not A&W this time!) but, seeing as the weather … Continue reading

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Linguine Carbonara; Dad in the Burbs Style

The other day I got a bee in my bonnet that I wanted to cook up some linguine carbonara. So I did it – Dad in the Burbs style which means I used a few “hacks” and whatever I had … Continue reading

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