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Getting Inked

While on a hike with my dog this week I decided to do something I have always sworn against. — Read More —
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Your next facial

I'm not one who goes for a traditional facial at the spa. I generally consider them overpriced for what you get and I'd rather save my money for a couple of annual laser treatments, where I actually see lasting improvement on my skin. But after I was asked to be a guinea pig for a procedure called Hydrafacial MD, I'm reconsidering my position. — Read More —
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30 Years Later…

This Saturday I’ll be going to my 30th high school reunion. As anyone facing such a milestone may relate to, my thoughts go to who will be there, what I should wear (!?) and of course, everything that’s happened over the past three decades. — Read More —
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It’s not ‘Miller time’ anymore; exploring the world of craft beers

It's a great time to be a beer drinker in this country of beer drinkers. A craft beer revolution has been going on in Canada for the past few years and it shows no sign of letting up. — Read More —
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Getting in on one of the most popular sports in the world

My new ping pong table arrived this week and I've been busy working on my chops and smashes. For those who have not yet caught the ping pong bug, those are varieties of table tennis shots. I'm so into it. — Read More —
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The Mighty Cast Iron

During a recent spring cleaning of my kitchen cupboards I came across my old cast iron pan. I've been so caught up with acquiring and test driving the latest in pan inventions, somehow this had been pushed to the back shelf. Never again. — Read More —
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What to Eat, Drink, Wear and Do This Summer

For many Canadians, myself included, this coming long weekend marks the beginning of summer. The time to open the cottage, dust off the barbecue, plant those flower pots and unpack those Levi’s cut-offs. Growing up… — Read More —
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My New Favourite Margarita Recipe

I'm usually a diehard lime on the rocks kind of gal. But every once in a while in a new margarita flavour comes along to knock your socks off. — Read More —
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B.C. Spot Prawns Now In Season

It's that time of year for seafood lovers. And if those of us who are lucky enough to live on the west coast needed another reminder of why this is the best place in the world to live, our local spot prawns are it. — Read More —
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Happy Mother’s Day!

This year for Mother's Day I sent my mom some cute tea towels along with a sappy Hallmark-type card that helped me express my love and thanks and which I know she appreciates so much. — Read More —
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Cool New App

I cherish my library of cookbooks and refer to them often for ideas. But the problem with books is they don't change. I think I've memorized half of my grease splattered collection and am now moving a lot of it into storage. I will always love the books and seek out new ones, but lately I'm hooked on a the new app from the folks at Food52. — Read More —