Author: stacey

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Life Musings

Baby It’s Cold Outside

You’ve probably heard that some radio stations have “banned” or stopped playing the classic Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” because of concerns that it perpetuates “rape culture” or because of concerns about consent.  Well, there are a couple of really ridiculous points that are being missed in this entire discussion. First, it is really […]

In the Kitchen

Updated; No-Knead Rolled Oats Bread

I promise this isn’t turning into a bread-blog, but my goodness, did we ever make a beauty of a loaf of bread yesterday! This is our No-Knead Rolled Oats Bread. I checked out Steve’s Kitchen on YouTube and followed his super simple instructions and wow, what a beautiful loaf! It rose up almost to the lid […]

In the Kitchen

Making Sourdough Bread Update

I finally did it! I baked a loaf of bread from my sourdough starter that WE CAN eat!! The truth is that this was my second loaf. The first loaf turned out to be so dense and hard that I just tossed it in the green bin. It would’ve more of a blunt force The […]

In the Kitchen

Making Sourdough Bread

I’m going way out to the wilderness of baking bread. I’ve created my own sourdough starter! I’ll tell more about the sourdough starter later but for now, here’s my first attempt at making bread with my starter. I used a half cup of my starter, 3 cups of unbleached flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt […]

Food and Drink

Vancouver Restaurants; Gone but not Forgotten

News that the classic Vancouver institution known as The Elbow Room is closing got me thinking about a few of the Vancouver restaurants that have closed. The first one that comes to mind is the Hastings Street seafood restaurant affectionately known as The Only. Right down in the heart of the downtown Eastside, The Only […]

Life Musings

The Reality of Parenting Conversations

Before I became a father I had many delusional dreams of having intellectual conversations with my children. I thought about the conversations we would have about local and global issues. I also thought about wandering along the shoreline with my children and watching the microcosm of life in tide pools. Or going for drives through […]

Food and Drink

The Least Favourite Holiday Treats

I posted this picture on my A Dad in the Burbs Facebook Page with the question, “what holiday treat do you detest?” I was quite surprised at the response! People don’t like so many of the traditional Christmas treats! As you can probably tell from my picture, I can’t stand Turtles. I just don’t like […]

In the Kitchen

No Knead Bread – Super Simple Recipe

I have been making bread at home every other day and I am really quite enjoying the experience – as well as eating the bread! I make a super simple bread that requires VERY little effort. All I do is scoop 3 cups of flour, a half cup of rolled oats, 1 1/2 teaspoons of […]

Theatre

“MINE” at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

How cool is this show scheduled to be at the Shadbolt Centre November 14th to 17th? A Theatre Replacement show called MINE – a digital exploration of mothers and sons through the lens of Minecraft*. *MINE is not an official Minecraft product, nor is it affiliated with Mojang. Using the computer construction game Minecraft as […]