Category Archives: 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.

My Favourite Happy Hour

For many people, happy hour means cheap booze. For me, my happiest happy hours are all about tacos. Cheap tacos. Well, not cheap tacos, but inexpensive tacos. Yesterday we needed an after school snack so we hit up Port Moody’s … Continue reading

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Burgers on the Grill

As you hopefully remember, it was Mother’s Day on the weekend just gone. To be precise, it was on Sunday. I had made reservations at one of our favourite local eateries (not A&W this time!) but, seeing as the weather … Continue reading

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Linguine Carbonara; Dad in the Burbs Style

The other day I got a bee in my bonnet that I wanted to cook up some linguine carbonara. So I did it – Dad in the Burbs style which means I used a few “hacks” and whatever I had … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup Take II

Our second attempt at Instant Pot French Onion soup went much better than my first attempt. The difference? I cooked the onions longer before putting the pressure on. I also used more red wine while cooking the onions! And yes, … Continue reading

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Thrilling Grilling

I don’t know why I stopped grilling last fall. It doesn’t really get that cold out here on the west coast so there really is no reason to stop. So when I saw my blogger/podcaster friend Tony Conrad (teller of … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Work, Fun, and Food

A good weekend of work, fun, and food. The first lunch on Saturday was in a tiny hole-in-the-wall place near the Executive Plaza Hotel on North Road. Tiny place that I didn’t catch the name of. Very nicely cut sashimi. … Continue reading

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Travel the Fraser Canyon

We had a fabulous trip up through the Fraser Canyon last weekend. Beautiful weather – including some incredible rain storms, sunshine, and wind. We also had some great food in our little foodie gem of a town, Hope, BC. We … Continue reading

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Tasty Meat and Potato Pie

The kids and I saw a video on the Facebook about making what we called Meat and Potato Pie and we decided to give it a try ourselves – with what we had on hand, in the kitchen. We started … Continue reading

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Friday Pinterest Fails; Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

The guy on the Food Channel made it look so easy to make bacon wrapped onion rings! So easy! You just wrap the bacon around the onion ring, slide a toothpick through the connection where the strips of bacon begin … Continue reading

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Duffin’s Donuts

If I am traveling anywhere remotely close to 41st and Knight Street in Vancouver, I always make a detour to stop at the most eclectic donut shop anyone could imagine; Duffin’s Donuts. Yes, that’s a barbecue chicken sandwich from Duffin’s … Continue reading

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