New White Spot at Kensington Square in North Burnaby!

A new White Spot just opened for business in my neighbourhood and I thought it’d be a perfect excuse to write an impromptu restaurant review. For those of you who don’t know White Spot is a chain of restaurants in British Columbia and Alberta and today I enjoyed an appetizing and delicious lunch at their […]

President’s Choice brand Nanaimo bars!

I made some Nanaimo bars today! The other day Housemate came home and happily exclaimed that he had purchased some Nanaimo bars and triumphantly plopped this box down on the counter: “Uhm… those aren’t Nanaimo bars,” I tell him. “It’s just the mix to make them!” “Oh damn! You’re kidding right?” he asked. “Of course […]

Ice cream tub art!

Usually the companies who produce four litre tubs of ice cream don’t put a lot of thought into the design of the lids so I was pleasantly surprised to see the incredibly cute and whimsical “lid art” on the four litre tubs of Western Family brand ice cream when I was shopping at Save-On-Foods last […]

Truth in advertising: frozen dessert

Recently Housemate came home with a big smile on his face. “Ice cream sandwiches were on sale at Safeway for only $1.99!” he exclaims. I don’t even need to turn around and look at what he bought to know that it’s just too good to be true. Heavily discounted “ice cream” is always a bad […]

Licorice ice cream

Have you ever had licorice ice cream? It’s my favourite flavour but it’s so darn hard to find so I was absolutely thrilled to learn that my neighbourhood ice cream place, Gleburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary, had just added Licorice Marble ice cream to their menu. I’ve gone there twice this week for a scoop… […]

Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery

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Birthday cake flavour Oreo cookies [Video]

The other day I discovered the limited edition birthday cake flavour Oreo cookies at Safeway. I like Oreos and absolutely love the taste of birthday cake so this was a must-have treat for Nathaniel. When I saw they were on sale for only $2.99 I had to pinch myself and ask if it wasn’t, in […]

Shamrock Shake reviews – McDonald’s vs. Dairy Queen

I would like to with everyone, and their cats, a happy St. Patrick’s Day. But unlike many people I’m not going to overstate my connection to the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. My family left Belfast decades before I was born and I only knew one relative, my great-grandmother, who actually grew up in […]

McDonald’s apple pies with ice cream!

I love apple pie and ice cream but sometimes I can’t be bothered to make the pie or buy it from the grocery store.  That’s why I’m grateful for the McDonald’s near my house where I can buy two apple pies for about $1.39. Some people will eat the pies as-is but not me. I […]

Housemate enjoys crappy cereal

This afternoon Housemate decided to buy some puffed wheat. “It’s cheap and I like it,” he said. “Also, it costs less than Sugar Crisp.” I used to eat this crap as a kid and I really didn’t like it. I still don’t. It tastes like Styrofoam and despair.