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The All Vegetable Thanksgiving Centrepiece

I realize that for those of you who are American, this post is about a month too early.  But here in Canadaland we’re gearing up for the Thanksgiving long weekend.  That’s why I was at Lee Valley in Kingston last […]

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Instant Autumn decorating with Indian Corn.

I’m sure you’ve seen it.  Pictures on the Internet or in magazines of 3 cobs of Indian corn tied together like a nice little hanging package. What could be easier? And in fact many sites label their photos as “Easy […]

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Glass Gem Corn. The corn so beautiful it broke the Internet.

  I was at my neighbour’s house the other day dropping off some chives from my garden for her when I said something that felt a little ridiculous.  Not Westboro Baptist ridiculous, just normal ridiculous.  You may know the fun […]

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How to get rid of fat in 2 easy steps.

To me Canadian Thanksgiving is a pretty fall day with leaves falling from the trees, platters of delicious food covered in gravy and pants with enough stretch you could slingshot them across a football field.  American Thanksgiving is that Brady Bunch […]

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The Best Post I’ve Ever Produced.

No matter what your job or what it is you do, every so often, everything comes together for you.   You are the epitome of efficiency and excellence and everyone around you is in awe from the moment you walk […]

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How your bookcase is more revealing than a thong. Plus why you shouldn’t email someone you haven’t seen for 40 years about a human skull.

  A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to the new and improved version of my bookcase which is suspiciously similar to the old and haggard version of my bookcase.  Sometimes things around your house just start to look […]

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How I’m going to make a million dollars and how you can too.

    I’ve decided to quit blogging and go into the business of reading floors.  It’s kind of like reading tea leaves, only it actually works, you don’t have to drink tea, plus your house gets cleaner.  And it’s free. […]

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Fall Finds

The other night I stepped out onto my front porch to pick some basil from the garden, as I do every night, to put on my Caprese salad.  As I was reaching down to pick off a few leaves it hit […]

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Would you like to come and meet me?

I write for the Lee Valley Newsletter.  If you aren’t familiar with  Lee Valley I’m not sure how you ended up in a place like this, but I’ll explain it for you. Lee Valley is like the Disney World for anyone who […]

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The whole reason for our trip to Memphis was to bring my mother to Graceland for her 80th birthday.  She isn’t a crazy, huge Elvis fan but she, like pretty much everyone else from the 50’s, thought he was your […]

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Welcome to Memphis Y’all.

I just returned from a trip to the most Canadian place in America. Only friendlier and with a lot more shot glasses for sale. Memphis, Tennessee even looked like Canada. I don’t know what I was expecting exactly, but once […]

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At this very moment I am in the United States of America getting ready to take Betty through Graceland.  Pink Tool Belt and Fish Pedicure and I have brought Betty here for her 80th birthday. This is how it happened. […]

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Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.