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Posted in Food Restaurant Review

Fancy Toast comes to Edmonton

My first review at CBC radio after taking a three-month break is for Toast, a restaurant that opened this spring…

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Posted in Food Restaurant Review

Exploring Edmonton’s North Side: Turquaz Alaturka

I’m not sure what I love more about Edmonton’s Turkish community: the people or the food. What I do know…

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Posted in Food Life

The Precious Gift of Soup

Recently, my friend, Loretta, put up a post on Facebook asking people what their favourite soup is to eat when…

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Posted in Life

Breast Cancer: Radiation with a Side of Gratitude

On day three of radiation treatment, I feel comfortable enough to address the therapists by their first names. By now,…

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Posted in Food Recipes

Chicken Bone Broth: Liquid Gold

When I was undergoing treatment, 80% of my meals were either soup or broth delivered to me by friends. I’m…

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Posted in Life

The Courage of a Squirrel

Three weeks ago, I received the last of my chemo drugs but it’s today that marks the official end of…

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Posted in Life

To Wig or Not to Wig

It’s been six weeks since I shaved my head and though I’ve gotten used to the feeling of being bald,…

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Posted in Life

“Look Good, Feel Better” Class Offers More than Makeup

My third round of cupcakes kicked my butt. I kept telling myself that the wicked side effects were evidence that…

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Posted in Drink

How to Make Peony Simple Syrup, a Margaritus Paeonia…and Other Lessons in Latin

“Mater artium necessitas”  or, Necessity is the mother of invention, as we know it, is a phrase often attributed to…

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Posted in Life Travel

Happy Birthday to Me: A Gift from Mother Nature

I spent my birthday camping near Gull Lake with my sister, my friend and my daughter. The last time I…

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