Author: stacey

honey doughnuts
Food and Drink

Honey Doughnuts; Take II

I was back to North Vancouver’s Deep Cove so of course I had to stop and get six doughnuts from Honey Doughnuts – the most incredible doughnuts EVER. Today I picked up four chocolate glazed and two maple with bacon. The chocolate are excellent but my new favourite is the maple bacon. It hits the […]

Durable Goods

Filson Western Vest

A nice little Christmas gift I received this year was the Filson Western Vest (pictured above). The vest is made in the USA of 100% pure Mackinaw wool from Canadian farms. As you probably know, wool is a fantastic material because it keeps you warm even when it is wet. So if you are out […]

Food and Drink

Lunch at the Ovaltine Cafe

Yesterday I went to pick up a new wool vest for myself (Merry Christmas to me!) from the Filson Store in Vancouver’s Gastown and seeing as I was traveling right by it, I decided to stop for lunch at the historic/nostalgic Ovaltine Cafe. Lunch was good. The food, as usual, was tasty and nicely prepared. […]

Christmas Gifts
In the Kitchen

Christmas Gifts and Foggy Days

I love the foggy days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve … when so many of us do not have to report in to work … such bliss. I’ve been enjoying time with family and friends and my new kitchen tools! The first new “toy” I got was a completely unexpected purchase; a beautiful new […]

Honey's Doughnuts
Food and Drink

Honey’s Doughnuts; a Deep Cove Treasure

Perhaps I am late to the game (Kate Winslett raves about Honey’s Doughnuts) but oh my goodness, I have found a doughnut shop that makes a doughnut more delicious than any other doughnut I have ever tried. Honey’s Doughnuts in the Deep Cove neighbourhood of North Vancouver. Oh. My. Gawd. Yes, Honey’s Doughnuts are better […]

Life Musings

Testing a New Look

I’m testing a new look for the blog. One big change you may notice is that on the right side of the blog I now have my Instagram feed – which replaces my Twitter feed. I’m still working on getting my “about me” page back up and running. Overall, what are your thoughts? Please follow […]

Life Musings

Top Ten Winter Destinations for the USA

Last week we were sitting around the lunch table at work and the conversation turned to winter vacation planning – specifically, where were people planning to go for winter vacation. And that got us asking, what are some of the top vacation places, particularly in the USA. Of course lots of my lunch friends assumed […]

Instant Pot
In the Kitchen

Instant Pot Makes A Perfect Egg

I saw a thing on Pinterest on how to use an Instant Pot to make perfect hard boiled eggs using the “5-5-5 method.” “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” I simply put the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot, added a cup of water, and then placed five eggs on […]

parenting
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 […]