The widest private house in England, and probably Europe, is on the mend after 25 years of neglect, although the final restoration will take 20 to 30 years and cost between £150 […]
Here in Southern Ontario we have gone with a rush from icy cold winter to blistering hot summer and what better way to celebrate with some fabulous salads–Cobb Salad, Salad Niçoise and […]
The authentic recipe for Oysters Rockefeller was developed at Antoine’s in New Orleans in 1899 and remains a secret to this day, but we come close with our own delicious version.
One of the big things on my life bucket list was to go whale watching and in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, we discovered the HQ of whale experiences.
Ten privately owned stately homes in England have formed themselves into a consortium to promote their properties. We’ve visited many of them, but today we’ve got our sights on Blenheim Palace – […]
In the middle of England’s former coal country, a dozen massive stately homes cluster, all of them impressive and worth a visit.
It’s hard to believe that one can improve on perfection, but sometimes inspiration strikes. When my beloved tells me she is craving thick and creamy macaroni and cheese for supper, I rush […]
The Davenport Triangle where we live is under attack. Several proposed developments will change this unique neighbourhood forever. Just when we thought we were making some headway, a homeless shelter was dumped […]
Buying carrots at a farmers’ market on the weekend takes me deep into a political issue that highlights the conflict between local food producers – who we might call ‘real farmers’ – […]
I’m not going to drink any more in January, my late father-in-law used to say, and I’m not going to drink any less. I think I’ll follow his wise advice.