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GoThai Restaurant or Go Home
It was our wedding anniversary a few days ago and we headed out to our old favorite Thai House restaurant at Station Square in Metrotown, Burnaby. It was our special dine-out hang-out during pre-children bliss. Unfortunately, that location is undergoing some renovations and has been closed indefinitely (that will teach me for not calling in advance to make reservations).
I looked online for another Thai restaurant nearby and found GoThai Restaurant in the Sapperton area of New Westminster. It's not quite fine-dining like Thai House and appeared to have more take-out orders
than sit-ins. We ordered Tom Yum Goong soup for our appetizer and it was decent but didn't have the crab legs that we were used to having. Nothing special I can call home to mom about. We had the Red Curry
dish which was good and the seafood platter which again didn't have the special kick I was looking for. We did like the Black Sticky Rice and Taro pudding for dessert which I think is worth coming back for.
And we did come back and tried Poh Taeh soup (name made me snicker a little) just to try something else but it tasted just like Tom Yum Goong soup, which is to say it was fine.
(GoThai Restaurant, 502 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC; http://www.gothai.ca; 604-524-3453)
My kids and wife flew out to Niagara Falls immediately when the school bell sounded. That's how excited we were to start out on our summer vacation. I could only take 2 weeks off from work so I stayed behind and planned to fly out end of July. I was a bachelor until then.
Niagara Falls from Jun 29-Jul 14 The adventure starts in Niagara Falls where my in-laws live. My kids and wife bonded with cousins and extended family for about two weeks. Starting July 6 they went camping at Fifty Point Conservatory Area in Hamilton and boating in Lake Ontario.
My kids rode at top speed on the boat and also got pulled behind the boat on a three-person inflatable dingy.
Their adventure continued south to Washington DC after that, driving for 7 hours.
Washington DC from July 15 They went to Washington DC for a day and stayed at Hilton Garden Inn. They went to see the Whitehouse, the US capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, Washington monument, and many other landmarks.
Our kitchen garburator had been out of order for the past few weeks and I thought I would give it some tender loving care this Christmas Holidays because we'll need it. It's a Mainline Model 1900 and has been very dependable for the past 6 years. This happened a few times before and all I did was run a wooden barbeque stick through the serrated edges of the garburator blade to dislodge whatever gunk was in there and that did the trick. It didn't this time and I was ready to spend some money.
I was tempted to call our plumber and have them fix this for me (here take my money) but I thought to myself, how hard can this be. I was also tempted to take the whole thing apart to clean whatever was causing the blade to not spin but I'm sure I would have lost a few fingers or two if I did that. What did work was using something everyone already has lying around the kitchen - a butter knife.
Take the butter knife and find the gap in the blade to insert the tip of the knife int…
My wife, kids, and I recently attended a 2-hour food seminar with a registered dietician at our local Fresh St Market and learned a thing or two about healthy eating. Someone once said this about healthy eating and nutrition - that they are "already aware, and just need to implement it". I assume the "it" is the healthy eating part which to me means that until it is implemented, then they are eating less healthy in the meantime. I think this is where the extra learning comes in that comes with attending these quick seminars. If anything, learning that this is a way of life and not a form of diet is worth the cost of going to this very free seminar/tour.
DISCLAIMER: These are my own notes and may not be accurate and not necessarily reflect what the dietitian said. It's all reliant on my note-taking skills that day.
Eating out at restaurants = no.
Prepared foods = yes.
Eating well is not not expensive.
Plan on buying 5 dinners when you go grocery shopping and use…