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Paws and Effect!

When we think of family, many of us include our fine & furry friends. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for my animals. I grew up with a mischeviously clever poodle named “Pokey” who was a true friend, entrusted to all my deep, dark, pre-teen, angst-filled secrets. Poor dog…so much tear-soaked fur! […]

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Sugar and Spice…

Now, if you are anything like me, you looked at the picture of the cinnamon buns, read the title and thought…oooooohhhhh a recipe for those luscious buns! Yippee! No, nooot quite. Sorry. Was that mean of me? I knew what I wanted to title this piece the moment  I finished the interview with Jim and […]

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Where There’s Smoke…

Who do you think of when somebody says ‘he’s a real Southern style BBQ cook ‘? Not gonna lie, I picture a big, burley guy, who’s apron barely ties up in back. Someone who’s moustached drawl turns as slowly as his food on the spit…a mellow fellow in every sense of the word. Am I right? That may be […]

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Comforting Kapusniak (KAH-PUSH-KNEE-ACK)

Let me just start by saying I absolutely LOVE sauerkraut. It tastes like home to me, so this soup has become an instant favourite. The added health bonus of sauerkraut is attractive too…high in vitamin C, helps prevent ulcers and a great probiotic food. It’s super easy to throw together and the taste is reminiscent […]

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A Rooster by any other name…

Even if you’ve never lived on a farm, you know who is in charge of the morning wake-up call. “Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!” Yup, our noble friend the Rooster. Did you know however, that his call is a little different depending on which country you are in? In Portugal they cry ‘Cocorococo’, in Iceland they sound like ‘Gaggalagaggalagó’, […]

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steps to the light

that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.