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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...

31 Oct
Olive Kitteridge

I have to admit, I wasn’t overly intrigued by the premise of this book by Elizabeth Strout: a retired teacher deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine yet fails to recognize changes in the people around her, including her husband and only...

30 Sep
This Is Where I Leave You

Before it was a movie, it was the funniest book I've ever read. A departure from what is often a literary lineup for the Ladies on Literature, This is Where I Leave You is a romp of a read. When Judd Foxman’s father dies, he leaves...

07 Aug
Oh, HitchBOT!

It was a dark day in Philly when, in the home of brotherly love, a child-like Canadian celebrity was killed. HitchBOT, the traveling robot that thumbed its way across Canada, the Netherlands, and Germany, met an untimely demise in the good old U.S. of A on...

30 Jul
Wear your nationality with pride, eh

I couldn't help but note my fellow Patriot in the American airport. His black t-shirt emblazoned with bright red, capital letters proudly announcing CANADA caught my eye. Since an article I read in the Globe and Mail suggesting wearing our maple leaf when we travel...

30 Jun
Three Day Road

I was thrilled when Laurie recommended, and Laura chose, Joseph Boyden’s first novel, Three Day Road. It’s been on my shelf for a couple of years and I finally found myself reading this 2008, winner of the Amazon Books in Canada First Novel Award and...

15 Jun
Best Stuffed Mushrooms

Ruth's husband is a lucky man. This woman is a whiz in the kitchen and she loves to cook for company. When it's her turn to host the LOL, we get excited about the delicious delights sure to emerge from her oven. Honestly, I am...