British Columbia Restart Plan – COVID-19

Today, the government of British Columbia and the public health authority came out with a definitive restart plan for our province, coming out of the COVID 19 pandemic. I’ve been mostly thankful, and sometimes critical of how things are managed in British Columbia during the global pandemic. I think the authorities had the luck of […]

Microgreens – a Primer

microgreens

For several years now, I’ve been thinking about growing microgreens at home. I have been buying them for about a decade at the fruit and veg stores, dropping $5-$7 for a paltry 100-150g of them, at least once a week because I like them so much as my “green” choice on… everything. Burgers. Sandwiches. Pizza. […]

Chilean Guava – Ugni Molinae

One of the reasons I garden for food production is I can grow things you simply cannot find in any fruit and veg store locally. One of those things I’ve chosen to grow is a plant called, in latin, Ugni Molinae; it’s more commonly known as Chilean Guava. It’s much more popular in Britain than […]

Egyptian Walking Onions

“Say, what’s that type of onion there; I don’t recognize it.” “Well, let me tell you. Plant this onion in an area with good soil that drains well, and then basically ignore it. Come back in 2 to 4 seasons, and your entire area will be filled with them. “How’s that possible?” “Because this onion […]

CHEATS Pizza, Improved

Cheats Pizza

With COVID-19 and the whole stay at home thing, I’ve been watching a lot more telly of late, and I discovered two of Jamie Oliver’s shows on CTV Life in Canada: 15 Minute Meals, and 30 Minute Meals. There’s actually quite a lot of good tips in both of those shows for cranking out quality […]

Monsters of Excess

Yesterday, I was at a strip mall waiting for Jeanette to finish in a store. I was enjoying one of my increasingly rare Cuban cigars, just watching the world go by as I leaned against the back of our tiny SUV, a Geo Tracker. I was looking one way, and I started to hear this […]

Big Brother Cometh

It’s kinda scary how Big Brother the US of A is getting these days US news media becoming more and more subjective and biased in their reporting of world events (CNN’s basically a PR firm for the US Govt these days) US telling foreign, sovereign nations, what they “must” do with their own airlines and […]

Omega Seamaster: Full Review

Again, I need to emphasise, I am not a watch expert. I am just a long time fan of automatic watches. I have never cracked open the back of a watch to check it out (though I do own two automatics with clear casebacks that let you see what’s goin’ on). With that said… Freshly Bought Thoughts […]

Omega Seamaster Professional – An Overview

This portion of my watch section will focus on some overview style commentary about the Seamaster watch. I’ll talk a bit about the history, some thoughts on the whole James Bond thing, and some personal reflections about Omega. A lot of my research comes from the very fine watch site Chronocentric, home of the Omega Seamaster […]

Omega Seamaster – A Watch Look

Before I even get into this, first I have to establish something: I am not a watch expert. I don’t know much of anything about movements, mechanics, jewels, etc etc, other than maybe a smidge more than the complete layman. All I do know is this… I like automatic watches. I’ve had a fascination for […]