Author: stacey

Snack ‘N Snap at Metropolis at Metrotown
Community Events

Snack ‘N Snap at Metropolis at Metrotown

Starting today and running until July 28th 2019 you can Snack ‘N Snap your way through Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court with larger-than-life food art displays, sampling from sweet & savoury snack retailers, pop-up treat carts, Workshop Wednesdays to make your own tasty treats, and contest giveaways. The giant pink donut, 10-foot lollipop tree and […]

Bighorn Sheep
In the Kitchen

Cooking a Chicken Pot Pie Almazan Kitchen Style

My daughter and I love to watch the Almazan Kitchen YouTube videos and she came up with the idea of creating her own “Almazan Kitchen” video. And, she asked me to work on the video project with her. Perhaps the most gratifying thing I have ever heard say in a very long time was when […]

Sourdough Bread
In the Kitchen

Sourdough Bread; We’re Back in Business

If you cast your mind back a couple weeks to mid to late June you may remember we had a little bit of a heat wave. And the combination of that little heat wave and the frenzy associated with the end of the school year made me forget to take care of my sourdough starter. […]

Doppio Zero Pizza
Food and Drink

A Visit to Doppio Zero Pizza

Last week when it was too hot to cook I popped into Doppio Zero Pizza for a quick bite to eat after swim lessons. And … it was a fabulous experience! My kids love watching the pizza chef shaping and stretching the pizza dough and then sliding it into the woodfired pizza oven. We started […]

Life Musings

Climate Change and the Future of Humanity

Scientists are saying humans have approximately 10-12 years to make massive changes to our way of life if we have any real intention of doing something to slow climate change. The most significant change that humans need to make is to stop burning carbon-based fuels – fuels such as, oil, gas, and coal. A couple […]

Cleveland Dam
On the Road

Capilano Water Reservoir; Cleveland Dam

On the weekend just gone, one of my daughters and I went over to the North Shore and up to the Cleveland Dam – the dam at the end of Capilano Lake that stops the Capilano River thereby creating the Capilano Water Reservoir. The entire area is a pretty spectacular setting. It really is an […]

Life Musings

Better than Banning Plastic

I have heard the Trudeau government is moving ahead with a ban on a wide variety of single use plastic items. Good stuff. However, I have a simple proposal for dealing with all single use plastic that would be much more effective. My proposal? Make retailers responsible for all the plastic they sell or giveaway. […]

Smoked Bread
In the Kitchen

Smoked Bread on the Grill

I put a ball of bread dough on the grill and “smoked” it! I put the dough on the one side of the grill with no direct heat and the foil packages of applewood chips on the other side with heat under them. The heat under the foil packets got them smoking hot – and […]

Raising Empowered Daughters
Parenting

“Raising Empowered Daughters; A Dad-to-Dad Guide”

There’s an old joke amongst English teachers – as an aside, as a person who teaches English I always feel like correcting the misplaced modifier in that title, after all, people who teach English aren’t always English – but I digress. Back to the old joke. That joke? One English teacher asks another English teacher […]