Think “summer,” and what comes to mind? Long days. Sun. Sunscreen. The cottage. Cold beer. Swimming. Lounging with a book. Chips. Bike rides. Ice cream. Beer, chips, ice cream….too bad the most delicious things that we crave the moment the calendar flips to June are also oh-so-bad for … [Read more...]
Why Aruba Is A Great Choice For Your Next Family Vacation
Our family loves to travel. BK (that’s before kids) my hubby and I travelled across Europe, to many exciting US cities (usually with the plan of seeing a major league baseball game) and to any sunny destination we could find. AK (yup, that’s after kids) our travel wings were clipped slightly and we … [Read more...]
How To Pair Craft Beer With Your Meal!
"Beer goes with everything!" That's what my hubby has been saying for years. I've humoured him and just shrugged it off as a guy calling out for more beer. Honestly, it didn't occur to me that he was in fact, right. I usually associate beer with sporting events and those foot-long hotdogs or … [Read more...]
UrbanKitchen: Quick Mussels and Beer!
There are so many types of food that go well with beer, don't you think? I swear Hubby thinks that even chocolate goes well with a good beer. I won't argue with that! But beer is definitely a refreshing compliment to cuisine that is full of flavour and spices! Aside from drinking beer straight … [Read more...]
Labour Day is the New New Year’s Day (The Final Chapter – With Video)
I have written a few blogs about how I treat Labour Day like it’s New Year's Day. Ya know, back from vacation, back to school and back to reality. It’s a great time to exercise more and eat and drink less. Well, let’s just say I had the best of intentions but I’m easily swayed. Have a look at this … [Read more...]
I don't know what happened, but all of a sudden Mount Pleasant is getting microbreweries and they're allowed to act like bars and life just improved considerably. British Columbia, with its draconian liquor laws and high taxes, has traditionally been a bit of a buzz kill for those of us who just … [Read more...]
Say Hello to My Little Friend
When Al Pacino utters this infamous cinematic line as Tony Montana, he is referring to the M16 rifle complete with grenade launcher that he uses to blast his way out of his office in the final scenes of Scarface. When I use it, I am referring to one of my new favourite finds: At first glance … [Read more...]