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New McDonald’s TV Spots

Okay, so does anybody else see the weird humour in the new McDonald’s commercials? The new TV commercials have a bunch of young hipsters eating McDonalds food while sitting around a camp. Suddenly a massive bear arrives at the the camp and just ambles through, looks around and then walks away. So what is the bear thinking? […]

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Fresh Asaparagus Season…I’m Lovin’ It

Dinner tonight is fresh asparagus. It is actually almost getting to the end of asparagus season but I LOVE fresh asparagus. I will only buy it in the spring so that I know it is not being brought in from Chile…how can it be fresh when it is flying all the way from Chile? I […]

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Raising Vegetarian Kids

My Sweetheart and I are vegetarians; we eat fish now and then but who can resist sushi out here on the west-coast? So the strident rule-followers say we are not actually vegetarians. My mother calls us “pescatarians.” And just because we are vegetarians does not mean that we hate meat. I drool as I drive by […]

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The Vancouver Restaurant Scene

In the days of long ago, during more innocent times, when we were childless, my Sweetheart and I would search out new and exotic cuisines at the most fashionable restaurants in our city. In fact we would plan our vacations around specific restaurants that we wanted to dine at. Sometimes in the middle of the night […]

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Rabbit; Free to Good Home

While I was out walking Jim Dog the other day I saw one of my neighbours had put a chest of drawers out on the curb with a sign on it saying “Free to good home.” That sign made me think back to a story my good buddy told me about his father’s first few years […]

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Horizons Restaurant Burns

For me to leave the house this morning was similar to leaving a five alarm blaze. I walked away from the house just hoping that the crew I left in charge would be okay. Speaking of five alarm blazes, I see that Horizons restaurant burned and has been essentially gutted. Sorry to hear this news but on the other hand, I […]

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The Joy of Coffee

Do you ever stop and think about how our modern day conveniences came about? Things that we depend on everyday, things like, for example, coffee. Who was it that stopped and picked the coffee berries and then had the foresight to dry them and save the hard little nut like thing that was inside? Imagine […]

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A Romantic Dinner at our local Ikea Restaurant

Have you ever gone out for dinner in a restaurant only to have a child or two sitting at a nearby table yowling like wild beasts, throwing food on the floor, and basically acting like feral dogs spoil your experience? Yes? Well why did you not stop in a say hi to me and my family? Ikea […]

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Lunch at the Bo Kong Restaurant in Richmond

Today, in our ongoing efforts to introduce our girls to many different forms and flavours of food, we took them to the Bo Kong Vegetarian restaurant in Richmond. Typically, when we go to restaurants that are not entirely kid/baby friendly, we get the table closest to the washroom door. Not today though. Instead we were led to a table […]

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The Appeal of Fisher Price Toys and Dog Chew Toys

In hindsight, I think it might have been a mistake to buy Fisher-Price baby toys and educationally stimulating things. The twins have far more interest in dog chew-toys, shoes left at the front door, the tv remote control, electrical cords, house keys, the pile of filing that is omnipresent on the corner of my desk and the cat scratching post. […]