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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Posted in Food Life

Drink Up: Beef Bone Broth FTW

In preparation of the impending side effects I knew would come from chemo,  I ran myself ragged trying to keep…

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Posted in Life

Bald or Bust: Working through the psychological impact of hair loss

For weeks, I’ve been pep-talking myself into acceptance of the inevitable baldness that comes from (most) chemo treatments. Save for…

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Posted in Life

Mind over Matter. Hope over Fear. Cupcakes over Chemo.

When Dr. Olson told me that my breast cancer had a high rate of curability with chemo, my heart dropped….

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Posted in Life

Smiling on the Outside and the Soft, Slow Shattering of the Human Psyche

The wall I have around me isn’t new. I laid the first row of “bricks” over a decade ago when…

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Posted in Life

I Am One in Eight

When it comes to cancer, they say the time between diagnosis and treatment is one of the hardest parts to…

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Posted in Drink Food Restaurant Review

Two Sergeants – CBC Review

The first time I walked into this cavernous brewpub, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the decor. I’ve…

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Posted in Food Restaurant Review

Chef Hung – CBC Review

Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle in Edmonton marks the 11th Chef Hung restaurant to open in the partnership between Hung…

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Posted in Food Restaurant Review

Artisti Pizza – CBC Review

A couple of Italian guys, each with their own dream to open a pizza shop once they got to Canada,…

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