Author: stacey

Wiggle Chips
Life Musings

The Knowledge Gap

Let me tell you an amusing little story to illustrate a point about a thing I’m calling the Knowledge Gap. Most mornings I leave for work quite early while my wife gets our kids ready for school. She makes them breakfast and packs a lunch for them to take to school. It’s typically a healthy […]

In the Kitchen

Home Cooking Fondant Potatoes

The other day my daughter was cruising around Pinterest looking at interesting food prep ideas as kids do these days when she came across a video of a guy making Fondant Potatoes. The sort of irreverent way that he narrated the video intrigued her so she watched it and then asked me to watch it […]

In the Kitchen

Eggs Poached in Cream

On a recent trip to the cabin I tried poaching eggs in cream and the results were pretty darn delicious. I started my breakfast prep by baking a pan of brown sugar bacon in the oven. Then I heated my non-stick skillet to a medium-low temperature before scooping a tablespoon or two of bacon fat […]

News Items

Brave Star Selvage Denim Update

A little more than a year ago I received my super-heavy Brave Star Selvege jeans. A pair of jeans made from a 21.5 ounce denim. For perspective, my unwashed “Rigid” denims from Levi’s are made from something like a 12 ounce denim. My Brave Stars are nearly twice as heavy as any of my Levi’s. […]

Sausage Rolls
In the Kitchen

Sausage Roll Follow Up

After my recent attempt at homemade sausage rolls I mentioned that I wanted to try again with a couple twists. And I did. As I said in my previous sausage roll post, I wanted to try again with better quality sausages and to make two smaller sausage rolls out of one piece of puff pastry. […]

Sausage Rolls
In the Kitchen

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Sunday morning I was surfing around Instagram when a Jamie Oliver video describing how to make “cheater” homemade sausage rolls came across my feed. Knowing that I was going to be making lunch for the kids later in the day I figured why not…”cheater” homemade sausage rolls? Maybe the kids would like them. Sunday morning […]

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 […]