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Lawn Care
Life Musings

COVID-19 Quarantine Family Fun Strategies

Most people, at least many people, are following the recommendations of our Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry and are self-isolating, quarantining themselves and their families, or at the very least, “social-distancing”. However, it seems that large numbers of people are continuing to congregate in city parks – large numbers of people congregating in close […]

Life Musings

Being Present

On the weekend one of my childhood friends passed away. He lost his battle with cancer and now he is dead. As a result, for at least one day I felt like slowing my life down and feeling every feeling and really being present. On Sunday I slowed down and let myself feel all the […]

Wendy's Chicken Sandwich
Food and Drink

Wendy’s Chicken Sandwich

In my continuing research into chicken sandwiches, I decided to try out the Wendy’s chicken sandwich. It didn’t hurt that a page of coupons recently arrived at my house for Wendy’s burgers, wraps, salads, and sandwiches! The Wendy’s coupons have a “2-can-dine-for $13.99” deal for two spicy, grilled or homestyle chicken sandwich combos. We oped […]

Bread Baking
In the Kitchen

Apple Juice in the Vitamix

I’ve had a Vitamix “whole food processor” for about 20 years now and while I don’t use it all that often anymore, when I do use it, the results are usually pretty much 100% tasty. This weekend just gone, I was watching Let it Mix on Instagram make apple juice on with her Vitamix and […]

Hi Five Chicken
Food and Drink

Hi Five Chicken Burger

I had a hankering for a chicken sandwich so I swung by Hi Five Chicken on the Burnaby/New West border just in tine to grab their lunch special; a Home Style Spicy Sandwich with a side of wedge cut fries. Seeing as I knew that I would more than likely have to share my chicken […]

Baking Bread
In the Kitchen

Baking Bread on an Open Fire

While out of town on the Family Day weekend, my daughter and I filmed a short video of us baking a loaf of bread in a cast iron Dutch oven, over an open fire. My daughter loves being the camera operator and directing how the video “unfolds”. I quite enjoy her directorial skills! And the […]

Community Events

The 49th annual BC Home + Garden Show

The show that all home renovators, contractors, gardeners, and foodies wait all year for, the BC Home + Garden Show returns February 19-23, 2020 at BC Place Stadium. This year’s show has a lineup of leading home improvement, design and garden experts. Over 425 exhibitors, fresh new features and the top trends of the season will be […]

Stuffed Pork Loin
In the Kitchen

Stuffed Pork Loin on the Ugly Drum Smoker

We had our first day without rain – the first day in 30 days with no rain! It was heavenly. So no rain? I got outside and fired up my Ugly Drum Smoker. The end result was pretty darn good. The stuffing was a little wetter than I usually like but it had a nice, […]

National Pizza Day
Food and Drink

Enjoy National Pizza Day

The following post is sponsored by National Today and Top Agency. As with all content on this blog, all content, ideas, and opinions are my own. February 9th is National Pizza Day and that got me thinking; is there any food as perfect as pizza? Pizza. Basically bread, tomato paste or sauce, veggies, sometimes meat, […]

Life Musings

Rest In Peace Kobe Bryant

As you probably already know, yesterday – early Sunday – Kobe Bryant, retired basketball superstar-hall of famer died in a helicopter crash. In the helicopter with Bryant was his daughter. She also passed away in the crash. Tragic. Truly tragic. Now the complicated part – Kobe Bryant was not a “perfect” human being. In fact, […]