Monthly Archives: August 2009

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper

Finished another foodie book this weekend (Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper by Fuchsia Dunlop), and again I got this copy from the library and ended up buying a softcover edition for someone (my dad for his 60th).  Dunlop’s experience is … Continue reading

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Fruit-Freezing Spectacular!

Elaine and I are lucky enough to have a pair of fruit trees in our back yard: a peach tree and a plum tree.  Here’s a picture of the peach tree. At any rate, it’s that time of year when … Continue reading

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Super simple chicken awesomeness!

With Elaine away, I thought that I would make some recipe-less chicken for dinner.  I was so happy with it that I’ve now written down my recipe, so here it is: 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts 1 medium-large sweet onion … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

A dog falling asleep sitting up in the back of the car.

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In search of the perfect casual Sunday brunch…

Having recently moved here from Edmonton, we still haven’t found an ideal place to patronize for a cheap, good, and easy-to-get-to Sunday brunch in Vancouver. Back in Edmonton, we would frequent B’s Diner which was a great hole-in-the-wall.  Bob, one … Continue reading

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Win, Win, Fail.

WIN: Tomatoes are in season – 29 cents a pound!  We stopped by Osoyos, the neighbourhood green grocer and I picked up over 8 pounds for about $2.50. WIN: Made 3 litres worth of salsa in an easy 90 minutes – … Continue reading

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Eating India

Just finished Eating India by Chitrita Banerji.  It often reminded me of The Simpsons episode where Homer becomes a restaurant critic: Everything is delicious!  Everything is the best!  It really made me hungry on several occasions.  I appreciated the map … Continue reading

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