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Happy Gourmand

You can't get off

Apr 16, 2016 / 11:00 am

Ah, spring! Blossoms abound, and the buzzing of bees and twittering of birds are hard to ignore. It is a time when most of us feel happily connected to the...

Old fears, new tricks

Apr 9, 2016 / 6:00 am

I decided this year to conquer some of my old fears. At the grand old age of 50, it seemed I should be able to tick a few items off my bucket list, despite...

Watercooler talk

Apr 2, 2016 / 6:00 am

Need some fun and interesting anecdotes, experiments, and other silly trivia to add to your repertoire of good conversation starters in case you find yourself...

Warm fuzzies of spring

Mar 26, 2016 / 4:00 pm

Who doesn't like spring? Blossoms bring back the colour in the landscape, baby animals soften everyone's heart, longer days mean more light and more...

Food. It's a superhero thing

Mar 20, 2016 / 1:00 pm

We all want kids to be healthy, and part of that is making sure they eat their vegetables. Maybe pop culture can help us out. Kids love things that are popular...

Baby, it's a cold inside

Mar 12, 2016 / 12:00 pm

A warm blanket, a cup of tea and chicken noodle soup I don't want to come across as self-indulgent this week, but I am in the throes of my yearly sinus...

Hungry. No idea

Mar 6, 2016 / 5:45 pm

Are you ever stuck in the ‘what to make for dinner’ dilemma? It seems to be the toughest part, if you are the cook in the family. By most...

Jamaican green eggs & ham

Feb 27, 2016 / 2:00 pm

Life is an adventure. Every day brings new opportunities, even at the kitchen table. Do you remember the book ‘Green Eggs and Ham’? Was there ever...

Stand up and be counted

Feb 20, 2016 / 7:00 am

We’ve just returned from holidays in Jamaica - 18 glorious days in the tropics, enjoying the sun and sand and company of friends and each other. We went...

Want to get lucky?

Feb 13, 2016 / 7:00 am

This week’s title is less than subtle, but what do you expect for the most commercialized festive occasion of them all? Valentine’s Day falls in a...

Making memories

Feb 6, 2016 / 7:00 am

As you read this, I will be lounging on a beach chair, or possibly blowing bubbles 60 feet under the Caribbean Sea, as I dive with the fish. I know, you hate...

Groundhog Day looming

Jan 30, 2016 / 2:00 pm

Celebrate the seasons February 2 is Groundhog Day, a day made famous in pop culture by the Bill Murray movie in which he lives the day over and over again until...

Time to reward ourselves

Jan 23, 2016 / 10:00 pm

Ready, set, splurge! I have been harping on healthy living for a couple of weeks now, so now it’s time to remember the good life. You know what they say,...

Just . . . eat it!

Jan 16, 2016 / 9:55 am

What is 'healthy eating'? Here we are, with New Year's resolutions pressuring us to be better and news items telling us we should eat better and...

Are we getting dumber?

Jan 9, 2016 / 8:11 am

I need more smart food! There are all kinds of ‘smart’ things in our world today - smart phones, smart appliances, even smart homes. I read an...

I resolve to . . .

Dec 26, 2015 / 6:00 am

It’s that time of year again. Did you make a resolution? Have you resolved to improve on some area of your life? Are you aiming to reach a new goal? In...

The perfect holiday table

Dec 19, 2015 / 6:00 am

Okay, we're on the home stretch to Christmas, so I thought it was time to make sure you had all the crucial information for the big day. We've talked...

Keep the magic in Christmas

Dec 12, 2015 / 6:00 am

We are getting down to the nitty gritty now - it's just a couple of weeks ’til the big day, so if you don't have your Christmas spirit dusted off,...

Naughty or nice?

Dec 5, 2015 / 6:00 am

We had our Girl Guide Christmas sing-along this past week, and of course among the favourites on the song list was ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’. ...

Time is the tastiest treat

Nov 28, 2015 / 6:00 am

I read an article this week that said couples who spend time together are happier, and live longer. I wondered just who had managed to bamboozle a government...

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