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Our Wedding

by Vince Hempsall, November 23, 2015

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This stop-motion video was taken by Stefan Himmer who stashed a camera in a nearby tree. Thanks Stefan! To view a slideshow of these pics, click the “Show Slideshow” button and then click on the images to scroll through them: Professional pics by Tessa Marie Photography Vince’s Vows: Marley, I want to talk a little […]

Popcorn Party Recap & Recipes

by Vince Hempsall, May 7, 2015

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On Friday, April 17, 2015 Marley Bassett celebrated her birthday with the first-ever-of-its-kind “Pop Off” popcorn party. Twenty-four of Marley’s friends (2 to a team) were invited to vie for glory by making popcorn recipes in three different divisions: “Savoury,” “Sweet” and “Open.” Each had 30 minutes to create their dish and then offer it […]

Rotten Dreads – An Extra Foods Memorial

by Vince Hempsall, January 30, 2015

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Two places in Nelson have a special place in my heart – or, more accurately, my stomach. First there’s the Kootenay Co-op grocery store where you’ll find healthy dreadlocked hippies crammed into tiny aisles filled with chaste consumables and $5 carrots. And then there was the former Extra Foods store, a vast warehouse where you’d find […]

Five Easy Nutrition Tips

by Vince Hempsall, November 5, 2014

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It’s amazing when you begin to research something as seemingly simple as eating. I mean, we all do it and we have done since the beginning of time so how hard can it be, right? The more I started unravelling the layers of this topic for a Mountain Trek blog post, though, the more I realized […]

7 Crucial Healthy Eating Tips

by Vince Hempsall, November 4, 2014

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I just finished a post for Mountain Trek about seven key things one should remember about food in order to maximize vitality. So many sources deal with what to eat but in this case I decided to look at WHEN to eat, which isn’t something you hear a lot of nutrition experts discussing. Having just […]

How To Keep Healthy and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches

by Vince Hempsall, October 7, 2014

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I just finished a post for Mountain Trek about how to stay active and healthy now that the days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping. The first tip in the blog definitely struck a chord with me because I gave up coffee for this month. I’m not a huge coffee drinker (I might […]

Best Damn BBQ Oyster Recipe on the Planet

by Vince Hempsall, September 30, 2014

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This time last year I was floating on the waters of Tomales Bay in California interviewing kayak guides and hearing about how the area was responsible for farming some of the best oysters on earth. When asked what their favourite way of eating them was, the responses were a toss-up between “raw” and “barbecued.” Having […]

Farewell to my Lucy Lawless

by Vince Hempsall, September 18, 2014

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A week ago I sold my 1988 Ford Ranger pick-up truck to a friend because the maintenance required on her was getting beyond my limited mechanic skills. It was a hard decision though as Lucy and I had been through some amazing adventures together. I bought her 7 years ago and named her Lucy Lawless […]