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Look into Canada’s Soul:  Part I. Freaking Out Over Vast Time, Distance and Climatic Toughness
Culture / Travel

Look into Canada’s Soul: Part I. Freaking Out Over Vast Time, Distance and Climatic Toughness

The more I travel across Canada and after living, in 3 different regions (Ontario, Pacific Coast in British Columbia and Alberta in Prairie heartland), the more I think I’m creeping closer into the heart of Canada’s soul. It’s been an amazing journey. It’s a huge effort to figure out Canada at ground level: it’s myriad … Continue reading

Sea Asparagus –  a Touch of Green Ocean Saltiness
Culture / Food

Sea Asparagus – a Touch of Green Ocean Saltiness

It wasn’t until I lived in Vancouver, BC, I knew  of sea asparagus, another vegetable  that grows like a thick wild green lawn, along the ocean intertidal shores.  It is harvested by hand.  Sea asparagus, sea beans, samphire or its biological name, salicorum virginica, bears no resemblance, to asparagus spears that grow in farmers’ fields. Sea asparagus … Continue reading

Dreams of Cycling Customers: Bicycle Pasta, Bike-Inspired Menus and Window Dressing
Cycling / Food / Travel

Dreams of Cycling Customers: Bicycle Pasta, Bike-Inspired Menus and Window Dressing

On winter deep freeze days, when -29 C degree temperatures plunges down to -40 C* with winter chill, it’s easier to hunker down indoors and think about cycling. To justify procrastination, but still feed our cycling enthusiasm, I discovered tri-coloured bicycle pasta in a local Italian grocery store and café. We found this wonderful store in an … Continue reading

Blogging is Painting My Story Robe
Art / Blogging / Culture / Cycling / Food

Blogging is Painting My Story Robe

The Blackfoot Indians in the prairies passed on their history and collective memory through storytelling and in pictographs. Painted images on tanned buffalo leather hide are called story robes. Occasionally they painted stories on tipi covers, blankets and rocks too. Blogging is our 21st century painting and wearing our story robe. When I began blogging, … Continue reading

Whimsical Dreams of Christmas Gingerbread Magic
Christmas / Food / Travel / Winter Vacation

Whimsical Dreams of Christmas Gingerbread Magic

Whenever snow falls near Christmas, any serious thoughts vapourize into child-like dreams of fun, sugar plums, sleigh bells and lovely baked pastries with hot chocolate. I like soft Christmas cookies with different spices, less sugar but more delicate in taste . Gingerbread cookies are cute, but do not stoke my sweet tooth. To me, gingerbread houses and … Continue reading