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Wide Open Spaces

I love having friends who live in cottage country. It gives me the chance to get away from city life and to take in a little of what Mother Nature has to offer. As I look out the patio doors over the deck, I hear birds singing and the hum of a lawn mower in […]

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Burger Wars: A Religious Experience?

My exile in Toronto has serious advantages, all of them food-related. First of these is my mother’s cooking.  The second, and perhaps most crucial advantage, is the quintessential summer staple: the hamburger. Sometime during the past year hamburgers became the must-eat item. Burger joints have opened up all across Toronto and greasy spoons are making […]

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My Latest Crave: Burger – Holy Chuck Burgers

When you’re away from home on an extended trip or vacation what food/meal do you crave? Before arriving in Toronto my biggest crave was for a good hamburger.  I wouldn’t say that I’m a huge burger eater but lately it seems that burgers are everywhere.  Some of my favourite food blogs and magazines are feeding […]

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Desperately Seeking Summer

Just how optimistic are you?  Are you a ‘the glass half full’ person and do you see the silver lining on every cloud? Do you retire your shoes and socks for flip-flops at the first sign of warm weather? Even if it means sporting your summer footwear with a heavy sweater or even a coat? […]

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It’s a red and white day

My day started, as it usually does, with tartines of jam and butter — not Canadian — and a coffee.  The coffee is not Tim Horton’s.  (I’ve never been on the TH kick.)  I won’t be wearing any red nor will I be singing the O Canada at any point in the day.  (At least, at […]

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Canadians

The sun is out but it’s cold.  I’m not in Nice or Provence or even Paris.  I’m in Toronto.  The weather at this time of the year isn’t the only thing that differentiates a Canadian from the typical French man/woman. If you’ve ever wondered what Canada or Canadians are like here are a few tips from […]

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