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Chicken Pot Pie
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Cooking Chicken Pot Pie Outside

My kids are really into creating ASMR style videos so I agreed to have them film me prepping and cooking a chicken pot pie outside – over a fire in a brick oven that we put together for the day. The recipe I followed is from the Jamie Oliver cookbook, 5 Ingredients. Simple and easy […]

Eggs in cream
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Bacon and Eggs for Breakfast

Arguably, my favourite meal is bacon and eggs. And, I am getting to liking the texture of eggs when I cook them in cream. This time, unlike the last time I tried to cook eggs in cream, I persevered and cooked the eggs sunny side up – in the cream. Same routine, pour the cream […]

Wiggle Chips
Life Musings

The Knowledge Gap

Let me tell you an amusing little story to illustrate a point about a thing I’m calling the Knowledge Gap. Most mornings I leave for work quite early while my wife gets our kids ready for school. She makes them breakfast and packs a lunch for them to take to school. It’s typically a healthy […]

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Home Cooking Fondant Potatoes

The other day my daughter was cruising around Pinterest looking at interesting food prep ideas as kids do these days when she came across a video of a guy making Fondant Potatoes. The sort of irreverent way that he narrated the video intrigued her so she watched it and then asked me to watch it […]

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Eggs Poached in Cream

On a recent trip to the cabin I tried poaching eggs in cream and the results were pretty darn delicious. I started my breakfast prep by baking a pan of brown sugar bacon in the oven. Then I heated my non-stick skillet to a medium-low temperature before scooping a tablespoon or two of bacon fat […]

Life Musings

Brave Star Selvage Denim Update

A little more than a year ago I received my super-heavy Brave Star Selvege jeans. A pair of jeans made from a 21.5 ounce denim. For perspective, my unwashed “Rigid” denims from Levi’s are made from something like a 12 ounce denim. My Brave Stars are nearly twice as heavy as any of my Levi’s. […]

Sausage Rolls
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Sausage Roll Follow Up

After my recent attempt at homemade sausage rolls I mentioned that I wanted to try again with a couple twists. And I did. As I said in my previous sausage roll post, I wanted to try again with better quality sausages and to make two smaller sausage rolls out of one piece of puff pastry. […]

Sausage Rolls
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Homemade Sausage Rolls

Sunday morning I was surfing around Instagram when a Jamie Oliver video describing how to make “cheater” homemade sausage rolls came across my feed. Knowing that I was going to be making lunch for the kids later in the day I figured why not…”cheater” homemade sausage rolls? Maybe the kids would like them. Sunday morning […]

Refrigerator Pickles
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Refrigerator Pickles

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately – I just haven’t felt like writing or sharing anything here nor on my Instagram account. No real reason other than asking myself what’s the point if any of this “sharing”. Anyway, I posted awhile ago about the refrigerator pickles I made. And, well, they’re excellent. […]