French Toast

Sunday morning quickie – French toast is easy and almost foolproof. Add ...

Crab Cakes

This is T’s recipe.  It’s a great go-to appy that is pretty ...

Pea Soup and Yoga

Two rules to live by:  Don’t drink and drive & Don’t eat ...


Grilled Reuben(ish) Sandwich

I love cooking and eating outside…  OKAY, okay… and drinking.  It feels like an adventure or mini vacation, whether we take the  portable Weber with us or pack a picnic.  Just being somewhere new with a different view is fantastic.  It’s stimulating for the mind and good for the soul (for both man and dog).  […]

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It’s Makena’s Birthday (can’t believe she made it to 6)

God bless my dog and her computer skills.  She threw this video together all by herself.  It took her a couple of days, but you have to cut her some slack; her paws are pretty big and she usually ends up hitting four keys at once.  It also took me a full day to talk […]

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Cheese, Chives, Bacon and Buttermilk Biscuits

When I was a young man in my early twenties, my roommate and I would bake scones (from a box) and set ourselves up in the living room on Saturday mornings with some jams and jellies and tea and watch Bugs Bunny.  It was a simpler time.  As a child I loved everything Bugs, but […]

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Grilled Sea Bass With Fresh Herbs & Wrapped In Bacon

I am fortunate to have a lot of friends who love to cook and create.  What’s interesting is that most of them are dudes and they all do the majority of the cooking for their wives and families.  They also each have their own specialties or at least what I would call their signature dishes. […]

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Pulled Pork – Uncle Berries’ BBQ Rub & Sauce Recipes

I love my new rub and it’s true what they: using your opposite hand totally feels like someone else.  Now that I’ve set the tone for my first posting in 3-ish years, I will continue.  Man… 3 years.  I suck and I’m super lazy.  I’ll try to make up for it. I watch a lot […]

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Vashon Island

…COMPLETES THE TRIFECTA – FOOD, WINE AND DOGS. Usually we like to get away the weekend after Labour Day. The weather is still nice. The summer crowds have dissipated. Up to this point, Whistler has been the destination of choice. This year we threw a change-up and decided to visit a friend who lives on […]

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Grilled Sea Scallops on Forest Mushroom Risotto

Grilled Sea Scallops on Forest Mushroom Risotto is classic combo. Kind of like Wieners and Kraft Dinner, only more gourmet, savoury, delicious, tastier, better for you, more …  Okay it’s nothing like KD & Wiens except that it’s a combo. Scallops are easy and quick to cook.  I just toss them in a little olive oil […]

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Jer’s BBQ Rub

It seems as though I took June off, from posting that is. T and I have both been very busy on the work front, but now it’s time to get back to serious business: Eating, Drinking and Playing with my Dog.  We went to a friend’s house for a little Canada Day Celebration.  It was […]

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Wine of The Night – Masi Grandarella 2004

My friend Andy turned me on to Amarone wines when he took me out for dinner to a great Italian restaurant in Yaletown called Amarcord.  We had the Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico.  Wow, what a beautiful, full bodied, smooth red.  But at $59.98, I’m not cracking a new bottle seven nights a week so I […]

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Goat Cheese and Pancetta Quesadillas

A little bit of pancetta adds a lot of flavor to a recipe. You can lay it over your roast turkey or baked chicken breast.  If you’re barbequing beef tenderloin (filet mignon) sit it on top of your steak instead of wrapping it in traditional bacon.  I fry pancetta in olive oil before browning a […]

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