The sun finally came out this morning! It was such a lovely surprise! I don’t want to jinx it, but… it’s supposed to be mostly sunny for the whole weekend! I’m excited about the nicer weather that’s starting to settle in. Not only is it finally sunny here, but it’s also Fathers’ Day this weekend. … Continue reading Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp
I paddle with a dragon boat team here in Vancouver. I started paddling while living in Calgary, and fell in love with the sport! It started as a way to get back on the water, and then it helped me develop my fitness. And now, I just enjoy pushing myself physically. I'm not the fittest … Continue reading Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars
The weather has turned back to rain here in Vancouver. It's somewhat cooler (thankfully) than the summer temperatures we had last week. I guess the term used to describe dreary June weather on the west coast is Junuary. Because of the coolish weather, I have no problem running my oven. Which helps me deal with the chickens … Continue reading Oven-Roasted Lemony Chicken
Summer arrived out of left field in Vancouver! It’s been really warm the last few days. Like I’m talking mid to high 20’s (Celsius, not Fahrenheit – I’m in Canada, not Siberia), humidity, sunshine… The full-meal deal. I’m not complaining; the sunshine is a welcome respite from the rainy winter we had! While my body … Continue reading Minty-Fresh Zucchini Salad
Happy Victoria Day long weekend Canada! This weekend is also the official start to BBQ season, eh! I think it’s actually written in the constitution that you have to BBQ at some point over the weekend 😉 Here in Rain-couver, I'm just hoping to see the sunshine that the weather man promised. First world problems, … Continue reading Greek Chicken, with a Grilled Veggie Salad
I’m on a bit of a chicken theme here! We eat a lot of chicken in our house… and fish! I have some ideas for fish recipes, so stay tuned! Back to the chicken though! It started out as a bit of rainy, dreary Friday here in Vancouver (of course, as I'm typing this the sun … Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup – Canadian Edition
If you're a bona fide foodie (I'm still in training...) one of the signs is that you make your own stock - or so I'm told. I tried making my own chicken stock from scratch using my crock pot recently. I honestly found it to be quite finicky, even though I didn't have to watch … Continue reading Homemade Chicken Stock – Is it Worth it?