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  1. The Big Green Egg is fuggin' rad! We keep one out at the cabin and cook 3/4 of our meals on it!

    Among countless other things, you can do a KILLER pizza in 5 minutes or less. Nice, thin, bubbly crust...the thing gets like 700 degrees inside or something nutty like that!

  2. we tried the Cendrillon yesterday after reading this:


    Quite liked it, thought it needed to come up to room temperature a bit more though to bring out the subtle flavour. I also want to try the author's idea of having just before its best before date

    It gets a little "hot" near or after it's date. once it's a week or so past it will start to burn your throat a bit. Nice little cheese for sure. I can say I'm not a fan of the "with herbs" or "plain" version of this cheese that are also available. You just don't get that acidic/spicy taste that you receive with the ash covered one.

  3. That is indeed his art. We met the founder/brewer of Flying dog many years ago. Guy seemed like an acid casualty or something! His wife did most of the talking/translating as he mumbled around. He then busted out a totally COHERENT (though inexplicable) rant on dinosaurs! Nice brews though..

  4. I'd be up for mixing it up a little in terms of a league tweak. That being said, based on last year's results, I can use all the help I can get.

    One argument for Hal's idea is that it takes a little thought when drafting or making free agent picks for guys like this (Robidas). Its obvious that you want Crosby or OV or any top ten scorer for that matter. I don't think most managers will change their approach to drafting.

    Being a basement dweller last year, I would have loved to be able to sneak a little "depth" onto my team by being creative. These types of stats can let a manager be more creative instead of just sorting available players based on points only.

    Whatever, I just wanna play, man.

  5. If you're into beer in a big way try the Hopleaf

    Make sure you get an Italian Beef sammy. Not very highbrow but a STAPLE. Just ask for it "dipped" and "hot". Enough said. Try Portillo's, Fontana's (also have other good sammies).

    Uno's or Giordano's for the best deep dish.

    Try Charlie Trotter's

  6. Last time we were out towards Tofino we stayed south in Ucluelet. It seemed a lot quieter and away from all the tourist nonsense of Tofino. I think it was about 30-40 minutes by car from Tofino with all the killer beaches along the way. I think we stayed at the C & N Hostel. There were two couples traveling so we each booked a private room at the hostel. When we were there we partied with a bunch of Germans for a few nights and had a blast! Very affordable and clean.

  7. Most recently I had two great roasts I purchased from Midnight Sun Coffee (Whitehorse, YK), (Muleskinner's Blend & Organic Black Raven's Roast) While I was up there, we made that shop part of our daily routine. The people & the coffee were so good I started to order different blends from them twice a year (for my b-day & xmas usually) and make em last. I'm sure I could get pretty much the same blends here in my area, but it's just one of those places I felt good buying from.

    Cool! Have you had the Midnight Sun Espresso Stout from Yukon Brewing? They use the coffee you speak of...A nice jug of beer.

  8. There is a guy here in Calgary who brings up the nice, HUGE avocados from somewhere South. They are the real deal and HUGE. Not the tiny little Haas variety we are so used to in North Amer.

  9. We go for the Salt Spring Island coffee.

    Pretty much always been happy with their beans. I find the flavour to be much more developed, smoother and balanced when compared to the Kicking Horse brand but that's just my taste speaking..

    You can buy from them online and they have "mirco" lots for sale...specialty beans in limited quantities.

    Another AWESOME place for beans from out west is Oso Negro Coffee out of Nelson, BC. The Prince of Darkness blend is killer. You can also order online direct. I would really recommend ordering a pound or two from these guys.

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