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Strawberry cookies

Growing up, my mother baked a few special treats at Christmas time. She made naniamo bars and shortbread (always complaining about the price of butter). She helped us make shaped sugar cookies a few times, even using coloured “paint” to decorate … Continue reading

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Everyone loves a parade

As a child, I always wanted to be in the Santa Clause parade. I remember watching the big Toronto parade on television, fascinated with the clowns that seemed to be walking on their hands and the princesses with huge skirts … Continue reading

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On being married to a funeral director

There are some things about being married to a funeral director that are not so fun. Like when they go to school to learn their trade, for instance. I spent two years listening to my husband say, “You won’t believe it. … Continue reading

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Silliness required

I love this picture. I had no part in suggesting it, setting it up, or taking it. I didn’t even hear about it from the kids. I just happened to be downloading photos when it caught my eye and made me laugh … Continue reading

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Soup for the soul

I made leek and potato soup the other day. It was my day off, and everyone was out, so the house was quiet. It felt wonderful to be all alone in the kitchen. I was meditative as I washed the … Continue reading

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My pet wasp

During the fall in southern Ontario, wasps begin to make their presence felt. The black and yellow stinging insects are a royal pain for any picnic, which is such a shame when the weather is sunny and fair. They are like rude party … Continue reading

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Children in my garden

When I was about five or six years old, I discovered that there were carrots growing in my backyard. They were out behind the shed and the little green tops were only a couple of inches high when I came … Continue reading

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