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Holiday Highlights

Stress-free, Succulent Turkey

Being Canadian, we have already enjoyed our Thanksgiving turkey, and it was delicious. I used to dread cooking turkey, hoping desperately that it would be neither undercooked nor dry and overcooked.  With this recipe it’s so stress-free to make tender and delicious turkey! Here’s what I do (and what some of my friends are now […]

Soldiers, Frogs, Comments Working, and Lost!

Last week was one of those crazy weeks. I actually passed my husband on the road and, as we sped off in opposite directions, we stuck our arms out of our cars and waved at each other. Sigh. So, what kept us busy? The usual: gardening, housework, eating, cleaning, hanging out with people, thinking about […]

Field Trip: Fort Henry

We are not travelling across the country to visit relatives this year, but we do want to fill our summer with fun and good memories.  So recently we packed up the troops and headed out to explore Fort Henry, a monument to Canada’s past relations with the US. Fort Henry in Kingston was built as […]

Weeds, Whirlwinds, Projects, and More

All my gardening life, I’ve managed to keep ahead of the weeds using a combination of diligent effort and Amy Dacyczyn’s simple advice to stir up the soil every week. This summer, we’re struggling just to get out the weeds out before they go to seed, and I’m not sure we will even manage that. […]

Projects, Books, Everyday Life, and Wonderful Encouragement

Right now, Mr. 20 is taking his three younger sisters out for Chinese food. The girls, especially Miss 15, are thrilled, and so am I. It is such a joy when siblings love and enjoy each other! Earlier in the week some of us were suffering from headaches, sore throats, and dizziness, but with good […]

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