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Refrigerator Pickles
In the Kitchen

Refrigerator Pickles

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately – I just haven’t felt like writing or sharing anything here nor on my Instagram account. No real reason other than asking myself what’s the point if any of this “sharing”. Anyway, I posted awhile ago about the refrigerator pickles I made. And, well, they’re excellent. […]

Refrigerator Pickles
In the Kitchen

Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

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 […]

#5 Dads Go Wild
Durable Goods

5 Dads Go Wild; Winter Edition

This week I’ve been thinking back to August when the #5dadsgowild crew headed out to Ross Lake Campground in the Skagit Valley Provincial Park. We spent time hiking, talking, sitting around the campfire, stargazing, and of course photographing products. While we were sitting beside the campfire watching the fire and the sky we were counting […]

Thermacell
Durable Goods

The Thermacell Patio Shield; Extreme Conditions

I am now back from the 3rd annual 5 Dad’s Go Wild camping trip. And you may or may not know, this year we went on our trip much earlier than previous years and we went to a different location than we normally do. Rather than going to Manning Park in late September, this year […]

5 Dads Go Wild
Durable Goods

The 5 Dads Go Wild Tell All Vlog

Disclosure: for our 3rd annual 5 Dads Go Wild camping trip we partnered with a collection of brands to test out their products. However, as always, editorial control remains with me. This year we went on our 5 Dads Go Wild camping trip a lot earlier in the year than we have the last couple […]

News Items

#5DadsGoWild; the 2020 Edition

Disclosure – this post contains sponsored content – we have partnered with brands for this year’s #5DadsGoWild camping trip and I mention some of those brands in this blog post. As always, editorial control of everything on this blog remains with me and is my honest opinion. If you can believe it, this is now […]

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese
In the Kitchen

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

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 […]

Casus Grill
Food and Drink

Hiking with the Casus Grill

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 […]

COVID-19
Life Musings

COVID-19; Techniques to Help Flatten the Curve

With all the talk about whether face masks should be mandatory or not in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, three other important “habits” have been largely ignored or forgotten about. The first thing we can all do is when we are out in the public is KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF! You do […]

C Market Coffee
Food and Drink

C Market Coffee; Eat Local

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 […]