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  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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Autumn in all its glory!

Monday, 26 September 2016 by

The arrival of fall showcases mother nature’s best colours. Imagine her swirling in all her glory with silky hair of gold, yellow, orange, red, purple and green.   Amazingly after an incredibly hot and gorgeous summer, full of sunshine, I am ready for a cool down.   Mind you, the fall decorations have been up

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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“Stranger Things”

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 by

        I took some time off and completed another baby project just to get my creative juices flowing. I finished this project while binge watching Netflix’s new series Stranger Things, or should I say it was more watching than painting.   “Stranger Things”; the cover, the music, the theme, adventurous boys on

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Milo cookies

Monday, 27 June 2016 by

Milo Cookies for the sweet tooth.   If you have a few teenagers and their friends running around the house this summer you’ve probably heard them saying, “I want sugar”. Let them try this recipe to satisfy their sugar cravings.   Ingredients: 2 rolls of Maria cookies (about 65 cookies) ½ tin of Milo (about

Mother’s Day

Sunday, 08 May 2016 by

  It’s May 7th; the weather… rather dingy. “What’s an active pup to do on days like this?  This is my pup, Nico. I call this picture “Nico Teddy.”   “What’s a writer supposed to do on days like this?” My herb patch is peaking trying to get a glimmer of the stingy sunshine. The

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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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  One of my regrets in life is introducing my kids to Malaysian food. I’d be asked to do Otak-otak, Satay, Kaya, Pork Vindaloo or Chicken Rendang. This time it was Coconut candy. The coconut candy is casually referred to as candy in Malaysia. The time and the effort it takes to prepare this recipe

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Buttermilk lettuce soup

Monday, 29 February 2016 by

Ingredients: 1 litre buttermilk 1 Romaine lettuce diced I onion diced 1 carrot diced 1 tbls flour 1 big piece of bacon chopped 1 tbls oil salt and pepper vinegar to serve   Method: Step 1 On medium heat add 1 tbls of oil into a hot pot and fry the bacon. When the bacon

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