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17 Mar
Cranberry Bean and Pumpkin Stew with Grated Corn

Judy is a fabulous cook. While the rest of us threw down Kraft Dinner when the kids had activities that required quick exits, Judy whipped up gourmet meals for her daughter and son. Lucky for the Ladies On Literature, she extends that gift our way....

14 Mar
Dealing with Grief? There’s an app for that

Losing a loved one is among the most excruciating experiences of our lives, but a team of Canadians has created a novel approach to help people cope with the complexity of grieving. The Canadian Virtual Hospice Loss and Grief Interactive Tool for patients and families...

01 Mar
Embrace Aging Month in the Okanagan

Is sixty the new forty? A lot of Okanaganites say, "YES!" We're living longer, we know that, but today's seniors want to live better. That's why UBC Okanagan holds an annual Embrace Aging month. Fourteen (free) events scattered across the calendar starting March 1st, 2016. I'll...

21 Feb
Fight the Flu; Get Shot!

This week The Good, the Bad and the Bloody looks at the flu and why it's more dangerous than many of us think and why it's still not too late to get vaccinated....

13 Feb
Laurie’s Spicy African Peanut Soup

We've read some amazing books this season and Laurie's selection, Pulitzer Prize winner, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, ranks right up there with one of my favs. Moving back and forth through time, it's told in the alternating voices of Marie-Laure,...

25 Jan
Song in your heart good for your brain

Fingertips drumming the steering wheel, head bopping to the beat, lips syncing the words — you’ve seen her before. She’s the woman driving down the highway, so enraptured in song; she’s oblivious to the amused car poolers around her. Source: Song in your heart good for...

06 Dec
Olive Kitteridge’s Stew & Gail Plecash’s Caponata

I loved Olive Kitteridge. The book, by Elizabeth Strout, was so beautifully written and recently my husband and I watched the HBO mini-series, which was also brilliantly done. Melancholy musings of life in a small town in Maine, the series captures the essence of the...

27 Nov
Motion is Lotion for Healthy Joints

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA, Norm Letnick, may be the Minister of Agriculture, but he holds regular free health forums aiming to keep his constituents informed and motivated to lead healthy and happy lives. It was standing room only at his latest forum featuring Healthy Joints, where...

14 Nov
Praying for Paris

Most mornings I journal but today, as I curled up on my couch, hot cup of coffee in hand and reached for my familiar spiral-bound book, its cover took my breath away.  Devastated by yesterday's deadly attacks on the French capital, I yearned to express...