Author: colin

food
Organic

Living with the INSTANT POT – CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

My New Years resolution for 2018 was doing more meal planning and preparing meals in our gourmet country kitchen. Now don’t get me wrong. I do my share of sous chef work; chopping, mincing, blending and eating! Part of this plan was getting onto the pressure cook bandwagon that is currently sweeping the nation. So, […]

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personal

Stamping out breast cancer with Erica and Sue.

Join Erica & Sue – Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, for an afternoon of stamping in support of breast cancer research. Make six all occasion greeting cards while learning a few cardmaking techniques. When – February 25, 1 PM-5 PM Where – Cedar Hill Recreation Center How Early registration: $50 / after Jan 31 until Feb 11: […]

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cafe culture
coffee

Steeped coffee from Santa Cruz – what’s new.

Podcast – Talking steeped coffee with Josh Wilbur of Steeped Coffee – Santa Cruz, California – We spoke with Josh Wilbur, brainchild behind the “Steeped Coffee” concept just out of beautiful Santa Cruz California. Hey. People love coffee. I love coffee and have been talking about it for over 20 years Just when I think […]

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food
personal

Chicken, Sausage and Oyster Jambalaya

I have a weak spot for Cajun cooking and my occasional forays into this wonderful regional cuisine from Louisiana almost always includes variations on Gumbo or Jambalaya. These dishes scale up nicely so if you have the pots and the ingredients, you can whip up double and triple batches and feed your entire neighbourhood! Here […]

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cafe culture
Canadiana

Talking coffee health studies with Natasha Hall of NewsTalk 800 CJAD Montreal

Podcast – Talking coffee with Natasha Hall of CJAD 800 NewsTalk – Montreal – We were talking coffee with Natasha Hall of NewsTak 800 – Montreal on the topic of those seemingly endless health studies on the dire (or wonderful) effects of caffeine and coffee (in general) on your body! This podcast (interview) is around […]

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gear
tech

A little bit of CBC radio history fades away

If you are much under the age of 40, the concept of “radio, the medium that reaches the masses” is probably not a thing that resonates with you. But for many residents of British Columbia, over the last 70 years, if you lived in an out of the way place, CBC Shortwave on 6160 Khz […]

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cafe culture
food

Talking coffee on CKNW with Gord MacDonald

Podcast – We were talking coffee with Gord MacDonald from CKNW – 980 from Vancouver — with some really good questions. This podcast (interview) is around 11 minutes long – so strap yourself in. I average around 20 radio, TV or newspaper interviews annually and this was one of the better ones – a lot […]

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Canadiana
personal

Talking Ham Radio on CBC Spark with Nora

Social media and its evolution – where did it begin? And where is it going? We enjoy a spectrum of social media tools and experiences in the 21st Century and rightfully so. We have the tools and the technology to make great things happen. But how did we get to where we are today? Humans […]

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politics
pop culture

Spectres of Shortwave Sneak Preview

This is a very short interview with a gal from Eastern Canada who is producing a film about the Radio Canada International transmitter site in Sackville, New Brunswick. Spectres of Shortwave – An experimental documentary film about the RCI shortwave radio towers. Images captured on 35mm film accompanied by personal stories told by people who […]

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food
Organic

Winter Storm Muffins re-mix Chapter 2

I have been doing most of my own baking since I was 12 – and although I do not have a cookbooks worth of experience, I have come up with a few good things. These are a Daylight Saving Time classic to get over the shock of the time change! One recipe that I have […]

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