Eight More BC Summer Beers

More BC Summer BeersIt’s been a scorcher this summer.

Not that I’m complaining… I like getting to work with dry socks and I love spending my weekends in the great outdoors!

It’s been a big change to have two days off with my wife! *laughs* Go ahead and insert your off-colour marriage joke here… But really, Crystal and I have been mountain biking, hiking, taking the dog to the beach and adventuring to new restaurants, farmer’s markets and junk shops. In short, we’ve enjoyed ourselves a lot.

Consequently, I haven’t spent as much time on the blog as I suppose I should… Sorry y’all.

During all these shenanigans I’ve discovered a handful of new, local beers that have accompanied and enhanced said shenanigans in all the right ways.

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Synchronicity: Flat Tires and Disco Thistles

Disco ThistleI think I’m starting to believe in fate.

It’s been a crazy couple of months on Quadra, filled with adventures and mis-adventures, happenstance and straight-up, no-joke synchronicity. Every day it seems I’m stumbling blindly, yet gladly into another chance meeting, nutball conversation and potential life-changing experience. Take, for example the morning I got off the ferry and found that my rear bike tire was flat… (more…)

Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin with Pickled Rhubarb

Spice Rubbed Pork Loin with Pickled RhubarbThis recipe features a spice rub that I’ve been tweaking over the last couple months. It’s a perfect seasoning for pork chops, a pork roast or any part of “The noble, magical animal” that is pig.

I really dig pig! And now it’s more important than ever for all of us to show our favourite four-legged food some love and respect. (more…)

2014 Summer Reading List

2014 Summer Reading ListI’ve been slinging a lot of hash on Quadra Island these last three weeks, and unavoidably a portion of that time is spent doing a whole lot of nothing on the Quadra ferry. WiFi cuts out once I hit the island (I have no Pintrest to crack out on!) so I’ve started on my 2014 reading list a little early this year. (more…)

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