Author: shannon

The Kitchen House at Ruth’s House

Hello, Dear LOL Followers! Yippee! It's the first Wednesday of the month which means tonight brings an evening we LOL'ers wait for (or sometimes scramble to)...

Close to Closing the Kitchen House

Never Argue with a Woman One morning, her husband returns the boat to their lakeside cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors,...

30 Mar
Deviled Eggs in Disguise

Maybe it's because I see summer in the sunny distance; maybe it's because I have several friends' big birthdays this year and two weddings to attend, but I'm on a mission: get fit for the fun. Determined to eat well and exercise daily, I've renewed...

Juicy News: Fruit is Fine

Visions of plump cherries dancing in my head, I did a little picking and found an archived article by Leslie Beck, nutritionist and Globe and Mail columnist, touting the benefits of fruit. Despite some diets denouncing sugar of any kind - even naturally occurring -...

A Tangled Web of Deception in the Kitchen House

Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive. - Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808) Let me begin by humbling admitting I have been wrong about one of my favourite quotes--that of the tangled web we spin when we get caught up in...

Beautiful Ben & Wonderful Will; Lavinia’s Crushes and More

I'm a little more than half way through the Kitchen House and enjoying this book immensely. But when it comes to blogging about it, there is something I'm struggling with: choosing what to say or moreover, what not to, because this book moves at such a...

Okanagan Woman & Ladies on Literature

Hey, It's Free-For-All-Friday on LOL and as this posts, I'll be preparing for a final day of vacation. While I admit a deep and unhealthy envy for those who spent their spring breaks under some tropical sun, I can't complain. My time off was pleasantly...

Page turning tension in the Kitchen House

Welcome to Wordy Wednesday! As I continue to make my way through this month's novel, The Kitchen House by Canadian-born, Kathleen Grissom, I look forward to blogging about this book. I'm finding it to be a wonderful read, full of page-turning tension, tenderly explored characters, and...