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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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“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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  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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Works every time!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 by

  Chicken soup that works.   Ingredients: 4 cups chicken stock 1 potato peeled and sliced to 1/8 inch thickness 1 tomato skinned and diced 3 clove garlic 2” ginger sliced 5 cloves 1/2  tbls thyme 10 black peppercorns 3 tsp salt 1 spoon white rice washed   Method: Place all ingredients into a pot

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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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