Charles Macurdy Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/41 en Thanksgiving recipe: Gluten-free cornbread http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/recipes/thanksgiving-recipe-gluten-free-cornbread A delicious cornbread for those with gluten allergies, just in time for Thanksgiving.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/recipes/thanksgiving-recipe-gluten-free-cornbread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/recipes/thanksgiving-recipe-gluten-free-cornbread#comments Recipes Cornbread gluten allergy Gluten-Free recipe Thanksgiving gluten-free Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:21:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 12965 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Marijuana and pizza marry their flavours at restaurant Mega ill http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/restaurants/marijuana-and-pizza-marry-their-flavours-restaurant-mega-ill Vancouver's first pizzeria and vapor lounge opens on Kingsway, boldly pairing marijuana use with pizza.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/restaurants/marijuana-and-pizza-marry-their-flavours-restaurant-mega-ill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/restaurants/marijuana-and-pizza-marry-their-flavours-restaurant-mega-ill#comments Restaurants cannabis iMedikate Mark Klokeid medicinal marijuana Mega ill munchies pizza Sun, 02 Feb 2014 04:52:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 17777 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Christmas is a secular holiday http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/christmas-secular-holiday Christmas belongs to everyone.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/christmas-secular-holiday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/christmas-secular-holiday#comments Opinion Atheism Christianity christmas democracy holiday Secularism Sat, 21 Dec 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 17397 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Family Guy death sparks confusion and fan outcry http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/family-guy-death-sparks-confusion-and-fan-outcry Since Sunday's bombshell, fans have flooded the internet with outrage, grief, hoaxes, and petitions. Is it a publicity stunt or the beginning of the end for MacFarlane's animated empire?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/family-guy-death-sparks-confusion-and-fan-outcry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/family-guy-death-sparks-confusion-and-fan-outcry#comments Red Couch Report Television Brian Griffin change.org Family guy Fox Fugget About It Mylie Cyrus Seth MacFarlane Tony Sirico Thu, 28 Nov 2013 01:23:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 17143 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Apocalypse dinners begin with most neglected foods http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/apocalypse-dinners-begin-most-neglected-foods When the world inevitably ends and society crumbles, you are going to need a plan. Part 1 of that plan is strategic looting.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/apocalypse-dinners-begin-most-neglected-foods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/apocalypse-dinners-begin-most-neglected-foods#comments Red Couch Report Food Apocalypse Big Hugs Elmo Black Friday capers cheddar cheese soup cream of celery Kraft Dinner looting Sat, 23 Nov 2013 04:48:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 17104 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Odd Society distills East Van vodka http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/odd-society-distills-east-van-vodka Down on Powell Street, in the shadow of the sugar refinery, sits the newest player in Vancouver’s burgeoning craft distilling scene. Odd Society currently has two products on the market, a vodka and...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/odd-society-distills-east-van-vodka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/odd-society-distills-east-van-vodka#comments Food B.C. liquor laws craft distilling creme de cassis East Vancouver gin Long Table Distillery Odd Society Vodka Sat, 23 Nov 2013 03:22:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 17101 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Satire: CNN’s JFK coverage provides a lesson for the CBC http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/cnn%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-jfk-coverage-provides-lesson-cbc Late last week, a ridiculous bombshell dropped in the news. John Kerry announced that he has “doubts” that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Finally, an American who is willing to stand up and declare “...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/cnn%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-jfk-coverage-provides-lesson-cbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/cnn%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-jfk-coverage-provides-lesson-cbc#comments Red Couch Report Opinion CBC CNN Jake Tapper JFK assassination Lee Harvey Oswald Sarah Palin Stephen Harper U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:34:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 17022 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Jaguars are the zombie’s natural predator http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/jaguars-are-zombie%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-natural-predator According to naturalist David Mizejewski, the zombie invasion is doomed to fail. In this sense, Mizejewski is an apocalypse denier. A radical voice for sure, but at least it is a voice informed by...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/jaguars-are-zombie%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-natural-predator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/jaguars-are-zombie%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-natural-predator#comments Red Couch Report World David Mizejewski zombie zombie apocalypse Fri, 01 Nov 2013 05:08:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 16890 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Thomas Haas' wild-foraged chocolate caters to niche foodie tastes http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/thomas-haas-wild-foraged-chocolate-caters-niche-foodie-tastes You would not cook with a $200 Barolo, and neither should you cook with this high-end chocolate.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/thomas-haas-wild-foraged-chocolate-caters-niche-foodie-tastes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/thomas-haas-wild-foraged-chocolate-caters-niche-foodie-tastes#comments Food Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:29:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 16845 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Proof that zombies can smell http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/proof-zombies-can-smell In a zombie apocalypse, it is only natural to think of guns, swords, or pointed sticks as your most powerful weapons against the shambling hordes of walking dead. But there is one weapon of equal, if...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/proof-zombies-can-smell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/red-couch/proof-zombies-can-smell#comments Red Couch Report logic philosophy survival The Walking Dead zombie apocalypse zombies Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Charles Macurdy 16783 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com