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fresh herbs and pesto

A lovely couple recently gifted us with some fresh herbs:  thyme, rosemary, sage and basil. I wanted to use the basil quickly as it doesn’t keep as well as some of the sturdier herbs. For the rosemary, thyme and sage, I wrapped them in a slightly damp paper towel and sealed them in a plastic… Continue reading fresh herbs and pesto

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springtime means fiddleheads

Growing up, my dad used to love fiddleheads in the spring.  I was a pretty adventurous kid, I liked most veggies and I thought these unique springtime delicacies were rather tasty.  So when I saw packages of fresh fiddleheads at the market, I thought I’d better grab ’em.  My dad would have been all over that. In case… Continue reading springtime means fiddleheads

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i know that mangos are sweet

Do you know the Banana Song?  It’s always a favourite for kids of all ages at camp and Kids’ Club alike. The chorus goes: I like bananas; I know that mangos are sweet    I like papayas, PAPAYAS!       But nothing can beat:  The sweet love of God          A do do… Continue reading i know that mangos are sweet

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cha-cha-cha-chia

Am I the only one who thinks of this jingle from back in the day?  Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?  Christmas time.  Television ads capturing the hearts of children and the wallets of their parents. Remember Slinky, the wonderful toy song? “Batteries not included” caveats? The game of Trouble with the fancy pop-o-matic dice?… Continue reading cha-cha-cha-chia

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back at it

This past week or so has been full of traveling and eating and sitting.  There was a little hiking and walking-touring thrown in, but not enough to counteract the inactivity of planes and cars, visiting and meetings.  I then came home to a lovely coffee and chocolate birthday cheesecake (she knows her momma well!) made… Continue reading back at it