Author: Phyllis

Blog Post Photo, Wall of Proscuitti
My Stories

Your Pantry Cupboard

Now, believe me, I’m not suggesting you should have a wall of Proscuitti in your pantry but there’s something definitely reassuring about a well stocked larder or pantry cupboard! For me, seeing the beauty of shelves lined with homemade jams,

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Blog Post Photo, Yellow and Pink Rose Bouquet
My Stories

Mary’s Spaghetti Sauce

This post is to honour a good friend who I learned much from when I was a girl in her early teens and a budding cook.  The first time I tasted Mary’s spaghetti sauce, I was hooked; I think I

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Blog Post Photo, Blooming Peace Rose
My Stories

Nora

My mom celebrated her 91st birthday a while ago and it got me thinking and remembering about things.  The rose in the photo is one she planted years ago and is still going strong under my care.  Each time it

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Blog Post Photo, Flowering Branches
My Stories

Spring Then and Now

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May/and summer’s lease hath all to short a date.” -Shakespeare, sonnet 18. Spring meant many things when I was a little girl, in the 1950’s, Easter school holidays being high on my

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My Stories

A Trip To The Market

Early spring is when we begin our weekly visits to local Farmer’s Markets, in our case Kits and Trout Lake Markets, that continues until the beginning of February. It’s a time to re-connect with vendors from past seasons and let

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