Lessons from my first month of drinking coffee

Do you drink coffee? Do you love coffee? Do you drink too much coffee? Do you spend too much on coffee? Do you just want more coffee? Do you want to marry coffee? After happily surviving five years of university, five years of hosting overnight sports talk back radio, nine years of parenting and ten…

Lessons from five years of making chilli jam

You probably have a go-to recipe, something that you can create from scratch that blows peoples’ minds. Or at the very least something you have cooked up more than once and not completely stuffed and butchered. There’s a dish or specialty out there that you know others enjoy consuming. Well mine is (oddly enough) chilli jam.

Lessons from volunteering on McHappy Day

Have you ever bought yourself a Big Mac, you know… for the kids? It is a naughty sometimes-food indulgence that is easy to justify once a year during November on one particular date. McHappy Day is an important icon on the fundraising calendar of Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC), it drives a super-sized amount of…

Lessons from my wife’s nutritionist

I am not a very health-conscious kind of guy, which is another reason I am grateful for Mrs DD. She does all the food shopping, meal planning, recipe sourcing, cooking (pretty much all of it) and research when it comes to what our entire family eats. There is a lot on her plate. So it…