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#5 Dads Go Wild
Life Musings

My New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

Some of my friends like Dale Allen Berg, Michael from Beyond the Rhetoric, and James, the Social Dad have been sharing via their blogs their New Year’s resolutions. Reading their resolutions got me to thinking maybe I should take the opportunity of the start of a new year to look at what changes I should […]

Dussa's Ham and Cheese
Life Musings

Perspective is Everything

No end of the year wisdom or “best of” stuff from me. Just a little anecdote on how perspective is so important. Recently one of of my daughters asked me what kind of ham is my favourite. I thought for a minute or two – who has a favourite ham? Bit of an odd question […]

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 […]

Life Musings

Being Grateful

I have to admit, I’ve been pretty unhappy for the last little while; you know this is true if you’ve had to deal with me and listen to my rants lately. Me being miserable? Why? When I think about all the great things I have in my life – why am I miserable? The fact […]

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 […]

Fade Friday
Durable Goods

Fade Friday Day #72

It has been quite a few days/weeks since I posted a Fade Friday update. So here it is – a day late from Friday. The fade lines are really starting to develop character especially around my A Simple Leather Belt Co wallet. A couple of years ago I switched from carrying my wallet in my […]

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 […]

News Items

Don Cherry Gets Fired

If someone opens a conversation with a statement that sounds anything like, “I don’t want to sound like a racist, but you know Don Cherry kind of…” I typically cut them off as quickly as I can and say, “If you don’t want to sound like a racist, you really should stop talking at this […]

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 […]