Category: food

  • Goals for 2023 – Halfway Point Check In

    Given that I haven’t written a blog posting since my first quarter of the year goals check-in three months ago, I know right off the hop that I’m failing miserably on my goal of “Publish 52 blog postings”1. I’ve also made no progress on any of my 5 remaining “one off” goals. The “some other […]

  • Goals for 2023 – Quarterly Check-in #1

    One of my goals for 2023 was to do quarterly check-ins on how things are going with my goals, and since it’s the end of March, it’s time to do my first check-in. So by posting this, I’m 1/4 of the way complete on this goal at 1/4 of the way through the year – […]

  • New Foods & Drinks Made in 2022

    Unlike my reading goals and my other goals, I actually knocked this one out of the park! My goal was to make 22 new foods and drinks goal. I started off the year slow – didn’t make a new food or drink until March! I was at my mom’s and decided to make some Montreal-style […]

  • On the eleventh day of donating…

    Providing healthy food to those in need Source: Food banks were originally set up to be a temporary measure in the 1980s, but instead have become a mainstay of how many people keep food on the table. And as the cost of living soars, more people are turning to the food bank, fewer people […]

  • Slightly Past Halfway Through The Year Check-In On My Goals

    So I only set 4 goals for this year, because trying to make any kind of plans beyond basic things like eating food and reading books back in January, when vaccines were just starting to roll out and everything was still so unknown, seemed like a fool’s errand. So let’s see how I’ve been doing […]

  • My Pandemic Birthday

    I actually had a birthday party in 2020. As unbelievable the idea of having dozens and dozens of people crammed into my 700 sq ft condo (sharing food and having drinks no less!) sounds right now, it is a thing I did, because my birthday is so early in the year. At that time, it […]

  • Goal Crushed: Made 60+ New Foods/Drinks in 2020

    Given that cooking was a common pandemic activity, I completely crushed my goal of making 20 foods or drinks that I had never made before. Instead of just 20, I made 62 new foods/drinks this year! Because of this, this blog post is ridiculously long (I’ve been working on it for a week!). You may […]

  • Low Key Christmas

    Christmas this year, like everything else this year, was different. Typically, I would go spent a couple of weeks at my sister’s place in Ontario over the holidays, but given the public health recommendation that we don’t travel outside our local community, and that you can’t have anyone from outside your household in your home, […]

  • On the eleventh day of donating…

    Of all [the Food Bank’s] clients, 24% are children and youth, 58% are adults, and 18% are seniors. Source: The Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides assistance to nearly 8,500 people directly and tens of thousands more people through their Community Agency Partners every week! That’s a lot of people. And that’s just to support […]

  • On the fourth day of donating…

    My sister brought the Indigenous Feast Boxes GoFundMe campaign to my attention this morning. It is a fund that supports Indigenous people in the culinary industry. The industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, with restaurants at various times and in various locations being shut completely, required to only provide take-out, or operating with […]

June 2024