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Honey's Doughnuts
Food and Drink

Honey’s Doughnuts; a Deep Cove Treasure

Perhaps I am late to the game (Kate Winslett raves about Honey’s Doughnuts) but oh my goodness, I have found a doughnut shop that makes a doughnut more delicious than any other doughnut I have ever tried. Honey’s Doughnuts in the Deep Cove neighbourhood of North Vancouver. Oh. My. Gawd. Yes, Honey’s Doughnuts are better […]

Life Musings

Testing a New Look

I’m testing a new look for the blog. One big change you may notice is that on the right side of the blog I now have my Instagram feed – which replaces my Twitter feed. I’m still working on getting my “about me” page back up and running. Overall, what are your thoughts?

Life Musings

Top Ten Winter Destinations for the USA

Last week we were sitting around the lunch table at work and the conversation turned to winter vacation planning – specifically, where were people planning to go for winter vacation. And that got us asking, what are some of the top vacation places, particularly in the USA. Of course lots of my lunch friends assumed […]

Instant Pot
In the Kitchen

Instant Pot Makes A Perfect Egg

I saw a thing on Pinterest on how to use an Instant Pot to make perfect hard boiled eggs using the “5-5-5 method.” “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” I simply put the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot, added a cup of water, and then placed five eggs on […]

parenting
Life Musings

Baby It’s Cold Outside

You’ve probably heard that some radio stations have “banned” or stopped playing the classic Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” because of concerns that it perpetuates “rape culture” or because of concerns about consent.  Well, there are a couple of really ridiculous points that are being missed in this entire discussion. First, it is really […]

In the Kitchen

Updated; No-Knead Rolled Oats Bread

I promise this isn’t turning into a bread-blog, but my goodness, did we ever make a beauty of a loaf of bread yesterday! This is our No-Knead Rolled Oats Bread. I checked out Steve’s Kitchen on YouTube and followed his super simple instructions and wow, what a beautiful loaf! It rose up almost to the lid […]

In the Kitchen

Making Sourdough Bread Update

I finally did it! I baked a loaf of bread from my sourdough starter that WE CAN eat!! The truth is that this was my second loaf. The first loaf turned out to be so dense and hard that I just tossed it in the green bin. It would’ve more of a blunt force The […]

In the Kitchen

Making Sourdough Bread

I’m going way out to the wilderness of baking bread. I’ve created my own sourdough starter! I’ll tell more about the sourdough starter later but for now, here’s my first attempt at making bread with my starter. I used a half cup of my starter, 3 cups of unbleached flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt […]