Christmas cards keep arriving, whether delayed by post office inertia, actual mail strikes or our move to a historic lake-side town, it’s hard to say, but they do belatedly remind us of friends in distant places.
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Simplifood: Amazing food, simply prepared offers exactly what the title promises, with about 250 recipes diligently researched and tested over many years of cooking by the author and presented in his easy-to-follow style that both beginners and experienced cooks will find very straight forward. Most recipes are illustrated with photos by the author.
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Our wine correspondent Jim Walker and his wife Hélène Buisson recently visited Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France to bid a fond adieu to their vinous mentor and a couple of their vintners. You see, they had decided to wind down their participation in the wild, wacky and wonderful world of wine and they wanted to say goodbye to those who had made it all possible.
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Do writers ever shed tears? Of course: when they’re writing, when they’re not writing and when they’re stuck. Which makes this Irish whiskey a dreamer’s dram.
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Having spent probably half my working life travelling, I have eaten in enough hotel dining rooms to last another lifetime. But now that I have settled in the bucolic country town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, I may have to change my habits.
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“It’s a wrap!” As I wrote in my third cookbook and will repeat here, that’s what we say when we finish a film or television shoot.
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There are times when one finds something splendid in the most unexpected place. Such was the case when our wine scribe Jim Walker and his wife Hélène stopped for the night on a recent journey. Drool along as he tells us all about this serendipitous experience.
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On Remembrance Day, I remember and honour those members of my family and ancestors who fought to defend us in wars and conflicts. Let us never forget them.
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Time for a change. Time to move on. Our new Niagara-on-the-Lake home beckons.
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Who doesn’t love a freshly made tart, whether it is a sweet apple tart or a savoury onion tart, especially when they are upside down. What? You thought I meant something else?
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