Category: Food and Drink

Thoughts and observations on the places we go to eat, and the foods we eat, crave and see during our daily adventures.

Kozak Ukrainian Eatery
Food and Drink

Kozak Ukrainian Eatery

The best thing to do on a cold and and rainy afternoon after you have just discovered that the last four hours of work you have done on a computer has not saved – go for a bowl of soup. Yesterday I was writing report cards – every teacher’s favourite way to while away the […]

Blacksmith Bakery
Food and Drink

Brunch at Fort Langley’s Blacksmith Bakery

Daughter and I were traveling through the Fraser Valley this weekend and feeling sad about the transition from the beautiful, and completely inconvenient snow to the more typical west coast grey rainy days so we decided to stop in Fort Langley at Blacksmith Bakery for a little brunch break. I started my brunch with an […]

Food and Drink

Fire Pizza on Commercial Drive

A few weeks ago the kids and I were on our way into Vancouver and we needed a snack. And knowing that Fire Pizza offers the “Best Pizza on the Drive”, really was there anything other than stopping for pizza for a snack? We stopped at Fire Pizza – a counter serve pizza nook located […]

Pizza
Food and Drink

Fire Pizza on Commercial Drive

A few weeks ago the kids and I were on our way into Vancouver and we needed a snack. And knowing that Fire Pizza offers the “Best Pizza on the Drive”, really was there anything other than stopping for pizza for a snack? We stopped at Fire Pizza – a counter serve pizza nook located […]

Pork Loin
In the Kitchen

Pork Loin on the Ugly Drum Smoker

I did it again this weekend. I fired up the ugly drum smoker. Friday night on my way home I stopped at Costco and they had pork loin on for six dollars a kilo. So I thought to myself, let’s do this. I bought and took home a 4 kg pork loin. I rolled some […]

Ugly Drum Smoker
In the Kitchen

Firing up the Ugly Drum Smoker

This weekend, for the first time since the summer just gone, I fired up the beast – my Ugly Drum Smoker. And it was ultra-cool feeling to make some barbecue! The usual routine to light it, wad up a couple sheets of newspaper, cram them into the base of the barbecue lighting chimney, place 10-12 […]

In the Kitchen

Baking Bread Over A Fire

I recently bought a new cast iron Dutch Oven. It was on sale on Amazon for $35 (nope, I’m not sponsored by Amazon nor am I an Amazon affiliate) but I couldn’t resist buying it. While I was at the cabin, I figured it was a good opportunity to use the Dutch oven in an […]

Big Red’s Poutine
Foodie News

Big Red’s Poutine Food Truck

I’ve been following the Instagram feed from the food truck called Big Red’s Poutine on social media for months now. So you can imagine how delighted I was when I saw the Big Red’s Poutine food truck at the Port Moody Farmers Market last weekend! I have to admit, eating the poutine from Big Red’s […]

Zucchini Blossoms
In the Kitchen

Cheese Filled Zucchini Blossoms on the Grill

Funny that on the last week of the Coquitlam Farmer’s Market I rediscovered the delicacy of cheese stuffed zucchini blossoms. I say that I “rediscovered” zucchini blossoms because once I tasted these tender morsels, I was transported back to my childhood when we often ate stuffed zucchini blossoms. I was inspired to try preparing zucchini […]

Easy No Knead Bread
In the Kitchen

The EASIEST No Knead Bread. Ever.

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted much on here over the last two weeks. The truth is I’ve been battling some significant personal issues during that time. Too many sleepless nights. However, this too shall pass and I (we) will be okay. But let’s talk about something that makes me smile – making […]