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All the food we eat.

Venison
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Venison Vs Farmed Salmon

Funny thing happened to me this weekend. A thing that made me go hmmmm… Let me back up a bit. Last fall a friend of mine who lives near the Kootenays – actually his home is in what is known as Boundary Country – the area between the Okanagon and the Kootenays gave me three […]

Ramen Bella
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Ramen at Ramen Bella

I am too lazy to add text so here are pics of the ramen my daughter and I had at Ramen Bella in Port Coquitlam down off Lougheed near Westwood. It was delicious. There’s also a picture of a plate of chicken karage – which was everything good. The noodle pull!! Chicken karage – crispy, […]

Chicken and Waffles
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Brunch at Kook’s Cooks

My foodie daughter and I were hungry for some brunch but we did not want to drive too far. Thankfully there are a number of interesting places in Coquitlam that serve brunch – including the cool little gem known as Kook’s Cooks. So why is it called “Kook’s Cooks”? Because the restaurant is named after […]

Doughnut Love
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Doughnut Love – Welcome to the Neighborhood

Last Friday I had a sneak peek inside Doughnut Love – a new doughnut/coffee shop and the interior of the shop is as beautiful looking as their doughnuts are beautiful tasting. Clint, the doughnut chef (is that actually a baker?) told me that the plan is to have, along with the regular doughnuts they make, […]

between 2 buns
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Between 2 Buns Food Truck

Up until very recently the best burger I had ever eaten was from a little hole in the wall place called Duane’s Ono-Char Burger on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. That is until I tried a burger from an equally unpretentious place – the Between 2 Buns food truck. And when I say the Between […]

Casus Grill
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Hiking with the Casus Grill

On Blursday (who is keeping track of what day it is what these days?) last week the kids and I decided to go for a short urban-hike and have a picnic lunch. The kids wanted to have a barbecue on the beach – and I was not prepared to pack my Ugly Drum Smoker along […]

C Market Coffee
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C Market Coffee; Eat Local

In today’s effort to support a local, family owned business my daughter and I visited C Market Coffee for drinks and a couple of sandwiches. My daughter (Blonde Bear) started with the C Market House Made Lemonade. She declared it to be “not overly sweet and as you can see, it is loaded with fresh […]

Potato Planter
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Building a Growing Potato Planter

With so many people going back to the “Little House on the Prairies” lifestyle and baking bread, I decided to go in another direction and start to grow potatoes for the family. So I built a growing potato planter – in our front yard. I went to my local lumber store and bought the supplies: […]

Fire Pizza
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Restaurants in Crisis

I hate to say it, but the Canadian restaurant industry is in really serious trouble. The current global pandemic is wreaking havoc on the restaurant business – in particular, family operated and independent restaurants. These smaller establishments are at high risk of going out of business during this pandemic – and quite possibly not returning […]

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Restaurants in Crisis

I hate to say it, but the Canadian restaurant industry is in really serious trouble. The current global pandemic is wreaking havoc on the restaurant business – in particular, family operated and independent restaurants. These smaller establishments are at high risk of going out of business during this pandemic – and quite possibly not returning […]