It’s cider season in Normandy, France and Julia McLean loves to prepare homecooked meals flavoured with cider for her press gang helpers. Here are Julia’s delectable recipes. Your mouth will water just reading this and you’ll find yourself wishing you were sitting in Julia’s kitchen in France.
Sometimes the blender that you check and re-check can still fail you, as Peg Ainsley finds out with hilarious but very expensive results.
When we look at homeless people, do we see problems or people? Susie Ivory reflects on how one young man’s humble need brought her new compassion.
When our lives slow down we have time to appreciate the beauty around us, the poetry of life, the sunlight and the serenity. But, as Hippy Urban Girl discovers, it isnt always easy to maintain that sweet slowness in the age of the internet.
Mary Rose explores how we fight so hard for the right to carry our baggage. Clinging like lost and lonely children to emotions from the past; clinging so hard out of fear of who we would have to be without it.
That Kind of Girl takes a fascinating and fresh look at the bastion of every neighbourhood worth its salt — the convenience store, home of the five-dollar loaf of bread, and rows of salty junk food peppered with plastic bins of limp produce, all offered at a gentle 300% mark-up.
In this introduction to his mini-series, author Terry Hume relives some highs and lows of a recent home renovation project and imparts some wisdom to couples on how to stay married when your home is being torn apart.
I took another few steps closer so I could read the inscription. “Some people dream of angels,” it said. “We held one in our arms.” Then I noticed the dates: January 20, 1999 to April 1, 1999.
Two men. An overturned canoe. Frigid water. George Burden shares a story of drama and human endurance taxed to the limit.
A mother discovered that sometimes you have to throw all caution and perfectionism to the wind and head out to the fair. The dishes, as they say, aren’t going anywhere.