May 11, 2014
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For Mother’s Day this year, we agreed to do a potluck, bringing everything to mom and dad’s place, but saving mom from having lots of dirty pots and pans. I was on appetizer duty, and I decided I wanted to … Continue reading
October 20, 2013
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Sicilian cannoli may be my absolute favourite dessert, which is a little odd given the minimal amount of chocolate in them. They seem to have the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, creamy and crunchy, sugar and citrus. I don’t … Continue reading
September 28, 2013
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The fall fair in Ilderton, Ont. is an annual tradition for us. When I was younger, besides being about turkey, Thanksgiving was about heading to the Woodbridge Fair, just north of Toronto. Every year I still look forward to the … Continue reading
May 25, 2013
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There’s nothing like bringing some lilac branches inside to make it really start to feel like summer. Luckily, my mother-in-law’s bush and ours, we get a lovely selection of colours that just make me smile.
February 24, 2013
In my family, food is all mixed in with loving, sharing, family traditions and shared memories. Reproduced with permission and edited just a little, below you’ll find an email from my mom to my sister living overseas with some great … Continue reading