Swan Lake

Swan lake is a nice little lake in Saanich. I have skirted around it many times on bicycle while riding on the Lockside Trail.

Last weekend we decided to check out the rest of the park with Oliver. I had never been to this part put it was pretty cool and Oliver really seemed to enjoy running around and interacting with the wildlife.

Looking down at the ducks

Up close and personal, the ducks were not afraid to stay close.

Ducks doing tricks for us

You can get seriously close to these ducks.

This was a fun place, Oli loves to get out side and it was neat to see him interact with the wildlife.

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Exercise bikes for kids?

There is a local park that has a number of toys laying which is weird enough, but today I saw a toy exercise bike.

Really?

Why play with a real bike when you can play with an exercise bike.

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Disc Golf in Victoria

There is a serious lack of legit disc golf course in the the Victoria area. In fact, it is easier to go to take a ferry to Salt Spring or cross the border (and ferry) to Port Angeles to play a round.

About a year ago I heard about a course in the Victoria area, but I had no idea where it was. I have been searching for it for the past year and I found it a while back. I fear that if too many people know about the course, it will be closed down. This weekend I played the course for the first time.

Tanya and I trade waking up and taking care of Oliver in the mornings in the weekend. Today was Tanya’s turn. Instead of sleeping in, I decided to play a round of disc golf. The course was pretty good, hilly and challenging and a lot of fun. I have a disc golf trip planned in April, so I want to make sure I am ready to play after taking the last couple of months off.

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Rocks

Maybe he will be an archaeologist. Maybe he was excited to get out of the ergo.

More hikes during Christmas break.

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Mount Doug, and loving it

I have been lucky enough to have some time off this Christmas, and it is great to get out and do stuff. This is us at Mount Doug, here in Victoria.

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Momofuku sausage, with Friends

Momofuku sausage, with Friends

I am on a bit of a Momofuku kick right now

I always enjoy cooking for people. Spending the 3 hours preparing food to devour it in 20 minutes is a great way to hang out with friends. Planned to have a couple of friends over and decided to make them something tasty. With the success of the Clams with bacon dashi, I decided to try another recipe from the Momofuku cookbook, this time it was lemongrass sausage wraps.

Being an Asian wrap, there were many components to the dish that made it a success. I would say the real star of the dish was the sausage, but you need all the components to make it taste great and fresh. There are a number of ways to make one of these wraps, I’m sure everyone at the table had a different approach. This is how I made mine:

  1. Grab a piece of lettuce
  2. Pile on some rice
  3. Drizzle a table spoon of Fish Sauce Vinaigrette
  4. Add the sausage
  5. Scope on Carrot and Daikon Pickle
  6. Top with Mint and Cilantro
  7. Eat

I added the Kimchi to the table, but I didn’t feel that it needed it.