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“Bunica’s Tomatoes is an all too familiar story of a plant growing from a seed into a majestic fruit-bearing tree. The story is set in a rustic Transylvanian village where time is preserved. A six-year-old girl witnesses the growing process with her three-year-old brother, as told by their watchful, yet loving and fun grandmother. The

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Wintry Sewing

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 by

  2017 started with busyness carved right into it. Days were dingy, long and never ending. Somehow I found myself at my sewing machine again in January, something I wasn’t going to do this winter. I tapped into my creative outlet and spun out a pajama pants and two aprons. The retro look for my

  When to take the offer and when to run with the money.   A client of mine was ecstatically over the moon when a publisher offered her a deal to author three books. That is until she received the contract to be signed… I get a call from her in the middle of the

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How to make the best fried chicken?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 by

  Homemade Fried Chicken   I tried a combination of Popeye’s, KFC and southern fried chicken, which turned out, darned good. Due to popular demand I am uploading this recipe to my blog so that everyone who tasted this recipe can try it for themselves. I fried it and played around with the ingredients and

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Lovely Book

Monday, 29 August 2016 by

    This blog is dedicated to all my fans. Ever so often I receive a letter or email from my fans and this one found its way into my binder of appreciation.   “Hello Gawri, Just finished reading “Bunica’s Tomatoes” (borrowed from Oakville Public Library, Woodside Branch). First childrens’ book I read in many

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How to grill rabbit

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 by

    Grilled rabbit this summer, anyone? I got the rabbit from Highland Farm. No, they are not the cottontails running around in my backyard. The coyote has been after them.   Ingredient: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Zest and juice of 1 lemon 4 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon fine sea salt ground black pepper

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  Our pup came down with yeast infection in his ears. We visited our vet and he confirmed that it was indeed yeast infection and not ear mites. Nico my pup is a Golden Labrador – half Lab and half Retriever hybrid. … And as such he takes the traits of a Retriever when it

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Midnight Nibblies

Sunday, 29 November 2015 by

Ingredients: 4 cups flour 2 1/2 cups small oatmeal 5 tbls Horlicks 5 tbls Nestum
 cereal 3 tsp baking powder 4 cups demerara sugar
 (don’t go easy on the sugar) 3 cups butter melted
 (measure and pack it down before melting) 4 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts – almonds, walnuts, hazelnut

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Baguette

Saturday, 27 December 2014 by

          Ran out of bread? Don’t feel like going out in the cold? Having breakfast at 12PM and lunch at 6PM this holiday season? Do not despair. Try this easy French bread. Easy peasy lemon squeezy with a good bread machine. I’m not the one to be mucking around on the

                                            Some of us just can’t sit still for more than a few minutes. And I must confess that I’m one of them. Always fiddling around with something. I’ve my duties as a mom,

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