Tag: Christmas

Spatchcock Turkey

Spatchcock Turkey for Christmas

As I’ve previously written, I’m not a big fan of turkey. It’s just not a type of meat I’m crazy about. – I find it too dry. So people often say things like brine the turkey. Or cook it breast down. Or inject it with liquified butter. Or dry brine it. Or deep fry the […]

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 […]

Getting Outside

Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display

A selection of free pop-up activities and special theme nights will add to the magic of Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display. This year’s display includes hundreds of thousands of lights, and many of the features have been hand-crafted by community members as well as city staff, often using recycled materials such as milk […]

Getting Outside

Festive Activities at Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake

This year’s Winter Lights Display at Lafarge Lake is bigger and brighter than ever before! You can join in the magic this season by taking part in festive activities including caroling, scavenger hunts, tulip and lantern workshops, and hot chocolate nights. New this year, Coquitlam’s Park Spark team – including volunteers and local businesses – […]

Getting Outside

Coquitlam is Aglow this Holiday Season

This is the fifth year for Coquitlam’s Christmas light display and it is still one of the largest free outdoor light displays in Metro Vancouver. Coquitlam City Hall and Spirit Square have approximately 10,000 individual lights located by the Burlington Street entrance! The 30’ tall Christmas tree alone has over 2,500 lights. After viewing the […]

Life Musings

Changing Attitudes about Christmas Day

I don’t know your feelings about this topic or issue but I am feeling quite shocked at the way that Christmas Day is now treated. Christmas Day is one of the biggest days to open movie blockbusters. Christmas movies like “Into the Woods”, a sort of freakish remaking of all the classic and horribly disturbing […]

Getting Outside

Coquitlam to Jingle All the Way

You can be a part of Coquitlam history as the community aims to break the record for the largest group of people singing Jingle Bells together. Join Coquitlam’s Park Spark team on Monday, December 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Innovation Centre (located right beside the Evergreen Cultural Centre). The singing will take place outdoors […]

Life Musings

The Best Christmas Moment EVER

Okay, I have a blog post about a new leather bag that I want to share with you (thank you Avallone Leather for not harassing me to get your gorgeous messenger bag back even though I promised to send it back more than a few days ago) and I have a blog post about my new […]