Author: stacey

Life Musings

The Close the Gate Etiquette

There’s an etiquette, or an expectation, that when traveling in the rural parts of the country and you come across a gate, if you need to go through it, you open it. More importantly though, after going through the gate you’ve opened, you always make a point of closing the gate after you go through […]

In the Kitchen

Baking Bread at the Cabin

I spent time at the family cabin over the Easter weekend and I took advantage of my time there to try making a couple loaves of bread. The first one was a French-style, quick rise bread with yeast and no sourdough. I mixed together the ingredients: water, brown sugar, yeast, and unbleached white flour. I […]

Food and Drink

Breakfast at the Fraser Park Restaurant

I went for breakfast at the Fraser Park Restaurant on Saturday morning. I have mixed feelings about it. The restaurant is well known for massive servings of food with an emphasis on meat. I overhead the guy at the table beside me say, “I prefer quality over quantity,” and well, you certainly do a lot […]

News Items

What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?

It’s everyone’s favorite question to answer. With millions of dollars in the bank, you could do virtually anything you set your mind to. There are but a few things in the world that change the direction of a person’s life more suddenly than having access to near-unlimited finances. Finally unburdened by financial strains, what’s the […]

Raleigh Retroglide Bicycle
Life Musings

Hipster or Grandfather?

Funny thing happened at work the other day; a colleague said that I look like a hipster. I thought that was hilarious because if anything, I am becoming more and more like my dad or my grandfather than anything else. As you probably know, I bake my own bread, often in cast iron pans. My […]

baking bread
In the Kitchen

Baking Bread at the Cabin

This weekend, the first weekend of spring break was a perfect opportunity to get out of town with my kids and do a little cabin cooking. More specifically – I was baking bread. The first loaf of bread in the video posted above is a full-on, quick rise, no muss yeast bread. In my mixing […]

DIY Bread Making Table
DIY

DIY Bread Making Table Update

  Update to what I thought was my super clever DIY bread making table. Remember how I said I intentionally made it taller so that I could more comfortably work my bread? Yeah, it was too tall to work at comfortably. So I went back to the plumbing supply store and bought four 8″ sections, […]

BC Bike Show
Vehicles

The BC Bike Show Weekend

On the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the BC Bike Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This event is organized by people who know their supporters – they had a free bicycle valet outside the convention! At the show they had bikes for every segment of the market – including bikes with frames […]