A boat trip up Indian Arm from North Vancouver’s Deep Cove or Port Moody’s Rocky Point boat launch is almost as inspiring as a cruise up the BC coast and onto Alaska.
I did it. I have managed to finish building, seasoning, and now cooking meat in the Ugly Drum Smoker that I started building earlier this summer. Yes I did. I cooked a set of side ribs and a pile of sausages. The ribs and sausages turned out “okay”. Not great. My results may be more […]
I’ve been on the road with my kids so much this summer that I haven’t taken any time to write. Guess where one of the places I visited was?
I want a Big Green Egg barbecue-smoker but I do not have the budget for one. So the next best thing – according to the internets is an Ugly Drum Smoker. A UDS. So I built one. Well, I started to build one. Mine is 90% done. I will work on it some more this […]
It’s interesting to me how occasionally the closure or the ending of some things hits me right in the “feels”. An example of this is when Danny Finkelman’s show, Finkelman’s 45s ended on CBC radio. Hit me right in the feels. And then last year, 293 Wallace closed. That restaurant, located in Hope BC – […]
Not only did my daughter and I film a little tribute (parody?) of the Almazan Kitchen dude while we were at the cabin – we also did a video review of a couple new knives I picked up from the House of Knives. The “city handy-knife” a Black Tusk Mesa Grey I picked up from […]
Starting today and running until July 28th 2019 you can Snack ‘N Snap your way through Metropolis at Metrotown’s Grand Court with larger-than-life food art displays, sampling from sweet & savoury snack retailers, pop-up treat carts, Workshop Wednesdays to make your own tasty treats, and contest giveaways. The giant pink donut, 10-foot lollipop tree and […]
My daughter and I love to watch the Almazan Kitchen YouTube videos and she came up with the idea of creating her own “Almazan Kitchen” video. And, she asked me to work on the video project with her. Perhaps the most gratifying thing I have ever heard say in a very long time was when […]
If you cast your mind back a couple weeks to mid to late June you may remember we had a little bit of a heat wave. And the combination of that little heat wave and the frenzy associated with the end of the school year made me forget to take care of my sourdough starter. […]
Last week when it was too hot to cook I popped into Doppio Zero Pizza for a quick bite to eat after swim lessons. And … it was a fabulous experience! My kids love watching the pizza chef shaping and stretching the pizza dough and then sliding it into the woodfired pizza oven. We started […]