I hate cooking with my mom, but she can’t make fried chicken to save her life, so that’s what I make


If your mom is an awful cooking partner (like mine), find a recipe she can’t participate in and hand her a cocktail By: Bex Brian/Salon For years whenever my mother left her Manhattan apartment and came to visit me in Brooklyn (which she called the country) she’d arrive disheveled and completely rattled, as if the […]

A place where everybody knows your name


Jenny Konkin and brother Josh Konkin unload items for the Whole Way House fundraising picnic at the Prospect picnic area, Stanley Park on Saturday, July 20 2013. Photograph by: Gerry Kahrmann , Vancouver Sun When Jenny Konkin and her brother took over running the Avalon hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside from their grandmother three years ago, […]

Isn’t it rich…………..


Hot Chocolate is hot chocolate, I’ve never gone out of my way for hot chocolate.  Marshmallows or whipped crème it’s Hot Chocolate.   So when my daughter said I must try this Hot Chocolate, I wasn’t moved. My first sip of Classic American Hot Chocolate ($3.75)wasn’t exciting, my daughter said, “Dad you have to get in […]

Epic Burger Fail


Hungry beyond  belief.   My meal isn’t weight watchers approved.  Cheeseburger, fries, a small slice of cream cheese pie. A large patty, grilled onions,big thick  juicy tomato slices , a big thick slash of mayo and a thick piece of american cheese.    All is right with the world-at least on Sunrise Blvd.   A Coke would […]

Lunch lady slammed for food that is ‘too good’


  A talented head cook at a school in central Sweden has been told to stop baking fresh bread and to cut back on her wide-ranging veggie buffets because it was unfair that students at other schools didn’t have access to the unusually tasty offerings. Annika Eriksson, a lunch lady at school in Falun,Sweden was told that her cooking is just too good. Pupils at the […]

Your in my seat man….


A product of a public school, I know how to count!  One, two, three, four, five…. Row five, seat E.  Your sitting in E, my seat.  The phone stucked to his ear on an animated phone call, so I sit my big ass in six E.  Sitting in denial, hoping that at 911am (plane departs […]