The bloody entity

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 by

  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So I thought I’d share a spooky story I heard as a child growing up in Malaysia. Horror stories are not my forte but here goes.     Listen carefully. What I am about to tell you really happened to my aunt’s neighbor. My aunt lives in

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Lovage and Tarragon

Sunday, 20 September 2015 by

  Lovage The almost forgotten and underused aromatic herbs!   Why wouldn’t an herb enthusiast or a vegetable gardener not grow these herbs in their garden? They are’nt an evasive species. They stay put. And a little is all that is needed to spruce up a soup or a potato dish. Lovage’s only crime is

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Oeufs à la neige

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by

  Oeufs à la neige, eggs in snow, floating islands, floating dumpling, swans in lake …whatever you may call it the fact remains this is one of the best desserts out there. I hadn’t done it in so long that I had had almost forgotten to do it. This is the payment I had to give

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Cottontail bunny

Sunday, 19 July 2015 by

  They are everywhere in my neighbour. Mrs. Fox, don’t you have hungry cubs to feed?     Wednesday morning July 15th, the day after the torrential downpour… I had cleared my deck of all debris. I put on my gloves and decided to scout my side yard for any fallen branches. Just than, I

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Garden Tool Basket

Monday, 13 July 2015 by

  A garden basket Do you constantly find yourself strolling along your garden admiring all your hard work? Just when you were about to take a mental picture of a bouquet of flowers you notice the bouquet needs deadheading.   If only you’ve had that gardening gloves and pruner handy.   I’m one of those

  Soak the  avocado pit in water for one week. Change the water everyday.   At the end of the seven days get three toothpicks and pierce the avocado pit in three places.     Pay attention to the bottom and the top of the avocado. The bottom will look like below.   Place the

  Why every Canadian author should know the significance before publishing with CreateSpace?   My book is on amazon. Wow, that’s great but which amazon because I really have to know where it’s listed. Does it matter anyway? I’m Canadian you see and listing my book solely on has its drawbacks to my Canadian

How to enjoy life.

Friday, 01 May 2015 by

    It’s April 21th, the weather; disappointing. My herb patch would normally be brimming with one-foot tall lovage, a couple of rhubarb pies already in the making and the apple tree ready to showcase its’ majestic apple blossoms. So much said for the weather this year. The heater is still on; winter-jackets falling off

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What is Copyright?

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 by

    A client in the UK called a US copyright office wanting to purchase a copyright contract; or so they thought.   Client: “Hi, I have an idea for a dating app I want to copyright, would you be able to help me do this?” Office: “We can show you the process and send

Authentic French Canadian Pea Soup

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by

                    I got this recipe from Uncle Donald. His mum a French Canadian; this is how she made it for him. Ingredients: 2 cups yellow whole peas soaked overnight 1 ham hock or bacon piece 1 tbls savory 1 tbls thyme 2 bay leaves 1 medium