Category Archives: food

The Queen’s Bed

It’s time to leave Canada and roam some other parts of the world, starting with Edinburgh, Scotland. This is a handsome city, carved into two halves by a deep gully: Old Town and New Town, though the latter in its … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Introduction to “Roaming The Big Land”

Here is an excerpt from the introduction to Roaming The Big Land that provides a taste of the book’s flavour: “It would be far-fetched to suggest that Canada’s age-old problems of regional and cultural cleavage can be overcome by sitting its … Continue reading

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The Weird Writer’s Waning Weekly Witticisms

Here is the answer to last week’s witticism #23: Question: Why did the struggling author not cross the road? Answer: He was at a dead end! Wistfully, the Weird Writer’s Weekly Weak Witticism has wheezed its woebegone end. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Weird Writer’s Weekly Witticism # 23

First, the answer to last week’s question: What happened when the car hit the author crossing the road? Short answer: It was a write off! Long answer: A witness overlooking the accident from a second STORY balcony, had to PAGE … Continue reading

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The Weird Writer’s Weekly Witticism # 14

Here is last week’s answer: Question: Why did the author bare his teeth as he crossed the road? Answer: He wanted to try a different type face! Now, this week’s question: Why did the author, crossing the road with her manuscript, use … Continue reading

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Why Do Authors Cross The Road At A Different Location?

First, here’s last week’s question and winning answer: Question: Why did the author cross the road again? Best answer: To start another chapter. So now this week’s question: Why Do Authors Cross the Road At a Different Location? Submit your … Continue reading

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Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe Anywhere

Here’s an excerpt from a cottage story on Georgian Bay about that quintessential summer experience of blueberry muffins: “When I am away from the Bay, but thinking of it, and especially of the old table on the porch, one of … Continue reading

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A French Love Affair

Excerpt from “A French Love Affair,” At the Table, Nourishing Conversation and Food: “I love France….I’m seduced by its charm and perfectly proportioned beauty: the long, wide avenues where evenly dispersed plane trees hang out alluringly at the curb, languid … Continue reading

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At the Table in the Summer

What tastes more of summer than homemade blueberry muffins? If you’d like to have this classic recipe and also read some entertaining stories, many of them set in cottage country, why not visit the Creemore Farmers Market on Saturday morning, … Continue reading

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Mahatma Gandhi and the Pop-Tart Incident

Here is an excerpt from At the Table, Nourishing Conversation and Food on the subject of differing approaches to parenting: Sharron Dalton is probably the greatest cook I know. She can turn the dwindling resources of the sparsest refrigerator into … Continue reading

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