It’s that time of year, when rivers run red with spawning salmon. We have been to many salmon runs before, but we had never been to the world-famous Adams River Salmon Run. Oh, the stories of glory we heard about the masses of massive salmon like nothing you have ever seen before. But the real […]
Sometimes I fancy myself as some tough-as-nails rebel. Sometimes I imagine I am quite the bad-ass. Always, always reality proves me wrong. Way back in time before I was married or had children, or half the half-sense I do now, I had a brilliant idea to go horseback riding. I was in my 20s and had […]
This morning I broke the last of the six fruit bowls my Aunt Rose gave me for a shower gift. I was eating frozen peas when the glass slipped from my clumsy clutch and crashed on the living room floor. Not only did I break the bowl, I broke the rules. 1. Standing while eating. 2. […]
Last week was my son’s turn to bring home his class mascot, Brownie. This guy is amazing. He helps with homework, plays cards, picks apples, feeds the chickens, supervises the other animals and is an all-around good guy. He was so much fun, my son forgot to return him to school. Day after day after […]
I must have inherited my love of licorice from my father. Throughout my childhood, I could always find a package of his beloved Licorice Allsorts tucked away in a kitchen cupboard or perhaps stashed in my dresser drawer. While I loved the licorice, the “allsorts” part didn’t much appeal to me, so I spent a […]
During one long, hot summer day, I decided to search for a refreshing new food as an alternative to the endless watermelon wedges filling my plate. At the market I noticed a shiny object; an intriguing-looking vegetable called Chinese bitter melon. It looked like a pickling cucumber; but gnarly instead of knobby. Even the […]
The good news is, it’s only -10C.
You know you’ve delivery-dialed Domino’s Pizza one too many times when they send you a Christmas card! With coupons inside!
and winter came with a vengeance!
“Can we get one of these?” she asked, pulling a deep pink orb from a large box. My 8-year-old niece and 10-year-old nephew were spending a week with us this past September and I had taken them grocery shopping to make sure we were well equipped with their favourite foods. “It comes with a book,” […]