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The coldest month of the year!

Monday, 27 February 2017 by

Does this picture conjure up longing memories of a warm day at an island beach? In fact, this picture could have been easily taken on a tropical beach. This is Lake Ontario, yesterday. If only the water was clean and warm… So February turned out not to be so cold after all. We broke records

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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

St. Nicholas Day

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 by

“Tommy ran to the kitchen. He dropped his mum’s pan and toppled a chair. He had gathered his rag and shoe brush. Next he ran to the mudroom. “Tommy, what are you up to?” asked mum. But Tommy was too busy cleaning his boots. He cleaned it and brushed it until he could see his

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Suji Biscuits

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 by

    It just so happened that I had a jar of ghee tucked away in my pantry, a gift from my mum on her visit to India last year. What better use than to make Suji biscuits as it’s called. I did have a nostalgic moment upon tasting them.   Ingredients: 300 g durum wheat

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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

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