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.

McDonalds Seriously Chicken
Food and Drink

McDonald’s; Seriously Chicken

To be clear – this is NOT a sponsored post; I was not invited or enticed to visit McDonald’s and I was not provided any encouragement nor incentive to write this post. I did something I have not done for many years…I went to, and I ate at a McDonald’s restaurant! My kids are always […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vitamix
In the Kitchen

Snow Day and Vitamix Soup

Tuesday was a snow day. Virtually every school in Metro Vancouver was closed so I spent the day alternating between doing professional reading*, watching the kids sledding, stopping the kids from fighting about sledding, and shovelling snow. And making soup in my Vitamix. The snow day Vitamix lunch was a “fresh” pea and butternut squash […]

Taps and Tacos
Food and Drink

Taps and Tacos for After School Snacks

I haven’t had the energy to write anything for the last few days so instead, here are pictures of tacos from Taps and Tacos in Port Moody. Taps and Tacos has a happy “hour” special from 2 – 5pm. Their street tacos, the 4″ tacos are $2.50 each making a perfect fit for our after […]

honey doughnuts
Food and Drink

Honey Doughnuts; Take II

I was back to North Vancouver’s Deep Cove so of course I had to stop and get six doughnuts from Honey Doughnuts – the most incredible doughnuts EVER. Today I picked up four chocolate glazed and two maple with bacon. The chocolate are excellent but my new favourite is the maple bacon. It hits the […]

Food and Drink

Lunch at the Ovaltine Cafe

Yesterday I went to pick up a new wool vest for myself (Merry Christmas to me!) from the Filson Store in Vancouver’s Gastown and seeing as I was traveling right by it, I decided to stop for lunch at the historic/nostalgic Ovaltine Cafe. Lunch was good. The food, as usual, was tasty and nicely prepared. […]

Christmas Gifts
In the Kitchen

Christmas Gifts and Foggy Days

I love the foggy days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve … when so many of us do not have to report in to work … such bliss. I’ve been enjoying time with family and friends and my new kitchen tools! The first new “toy” I got was a completely unexpected purchase; a beautiful new […]