Posts Tagged: save on meats

field trip :: save on meats

Ack! This post is long overdue, but better late than never right?! Last month, we visited Save On Meats for their DIY workshops which we purchased via Groupon to learn how to make our own bacon, pancetta, and sausages. My family used to shop at Chinatown every Saturday and then we would make our way to Woodward’s and Army + Navy for a malt or hot dog. I remember Save On Meats well and I am pleased to see what it has become today with the cafe / meat shop / cooking facilities / classroom space (coming soon!).

I have learned that meat isn’t exactly the most attractive thing to photograph and as we made the sausages in one of the meat lockers upstairs, the light wasn’t the best. I will say that both the workshop and the company was fantastic, and I will never purchase bacon again. D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) all the way! We are pretty much through (we did give some away!) the several pounds of meat that we brought home and I can’t wait to truly document our second attempt! Cheers to newfound skills!

in the city :: instagram style

We move into our apartment in 4 sleeps! We may only have one chair and a few odds and ends, but I am beyond excited! Although we are grateful that we have a place to say, not having your own space has been draining. In just a few short days, we will be able to cook our own meals, leave our stuff wherever we want, and even walk around in our underwear – just saying!

With so much on the go right now, the past few days seem to be a blur of walks through Granville Island, good eats in Gastown, felt garland making, socializing on our favourite block of Fraser and Kingsway, and even some DIY bacon making! More of that to come. Oh, and have you been to Cartems Donuterie yet?! They are some serious yum and that says a lot as I don’t even like donuts!

If you missed it earlier, I have a guest post up on Poppytalk and at Raincoast Cottage – thanks ladies!