Biscuits, Crisp, Croissants, and Lamb; A Weekend of Eating

I started my weekend of eating and foodie explorations with my usual Saturday morning attempt at baking biscuits.


I have to say, I had a reasonably successfully experience. The biscuits were light enough but the texture still is not as soft inside as I remember the ones my mother used to make. Or were the biscuits of my childhood really that good?


Saturday morning breakfast for the kids and I was biscuits with cheese, tomato, and some cold cuts. And of course a coffee for me.


Later on Saturday afternoon I went to the Burnaby test kitchen and had a lesson on making a strawberry and rhubarb crisp – using a handmade gluten-free flour mix.

Along with the 9″ x 13″ pan full I also made two individual sized portions for my kids. Unfortunately/fortunately they did not enjoy the tartness of the rhubarb as much as I thought they would so I had to eat both portions. The things I do for my kids…

Funny how kids will eat sour candy but can’t eat a bit of rhubarb.

And then Sunday morning took me out to Fort Langley and the Blacksmith Bakery. Their croissants are out of this world delicious. They are more flaky than you know who. And that is flaky.

After a day of cycle touring the Fraser Valley, we ended up down on Brewers Row in Port Moody for a late Sunday afternoon snack. Truth is, if you want to get your kids to eat their veggies, deep fry them. The veggies. Not the kids.

The cauliflower “wings” from the Wings Food Truck are out of this world delicious. Soft tender insides and a crispy batter exterior. Even Pick Pants ate them and declared them “good enough to eat”.


To finish off the weekend of eating I grilled up lamb “donairs” that I bought from Josh at Farmtown Meats in Burnaby. Yeah, they don’t look all that photogenic but they were a taste sensation for the wife and I. Not so much for the kids. The flavour is pretty strong – I like that – kids not as much.

A great weekend of eating. Biscuits, croissants, rhubarb crisp, lamb on the grill, oh my. What a great weekend.