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 […]

Changing up my Twitter (Again)

Donald Trump. That’s the only time I’ll mention his name in this article. I refer to him almost exclusively online as “45”, or SCROTUS (So Called Ruler of the United States), or circus clown (🤡) (ed.note 2021 – I only refer to him online as clown since 2017). I do that out of complete disrespect. […]

Why I Won’t Buy Another Volkswagen Again

Volkswagen Jetta

Nearly 12 years ago, I bought my second Volkswagen; a then brand new 2004 Jetta TDI Diesel Sport Edition (TL:DR — it’s (supposedly) not one of the models caught up in diesel-gate; those are cars from 2006/7 onwards). My first VW was a used Rabbit I briefly owned and drove in Ontario in the late 1980s. I […]

Instagram Forgot Their Name

Instagram

Recently, Facebook-owned Instagram changed how their timeline works, with no regard to how it’s product (that’s us, folks — we’re IG’s product) actually uses the service. They introduced a new “algorithm timeline” claiming to show you posts they assume you care most about. Reality is, it’s done 100% for advertisers to force more ads into […]

How to Save $1,650 on a Major Appliance in 5 Years

LG Dishwasher

I’ll give you the TL:DR right now. You can save $1,650 (or way more) on major appliances by doing one thing: Do not buy an LG product. I’m talking specifically about the LG LDF7932ST Steam Direct Drive dishwasher, which is apparently a disposable product. Avoid it, and all LG appliances all costs. Why you should […]

Buying a New Car, Part 3

Gulp. Well, tomorrow is a big day (technically later today). I may have a new car under my butt by 3pm. That is, if the bank comes through. I bank with VanCity. I like them a lot. They’ve given my business a hefty line of credit, even when we started up the Inc. entity. Back […]

Buying a New Car, Part 2

This is a continuation of my car buying saga. Part One is here. So today was another round of test drives. First up was me looking at Civics one more time. I’ll say this about Civics. They are probably the best econobox on the road today. Reliable to the point of being bulletproof. Good (not great) speed. […]

Buying a New Car, Part 1

So for the last two weeks, I’ve been searching and researching the marketplace, thinking about a new car. It’s been a long time since I bought a new car, but it’s time. As you may know from my rants here, I really dislike big gas guzzling, poluting SUVs. They are the bane of our driving lifestyles […]