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Dog Day: Where’s Mum?

“Elsie, it’s so boring around here when Mum isn’t blogging as often. I mean, I miss my place in the spotlight. . . “

“Don’t worry, Chaser, she’ll be back in a day or two. She’s just been really busy with work.”

“Yaaaay! I’m so happy to hear that! Yippeeeee! Whoo […]


The Ultimate Slow Food: Lupini Beans with Garlic and Olive Oil

Even though the HH is of Scottish descent and I hail from the Poles and Russians (the joke possibilities are endless, aren’t they?), we live in a predominantly Italian neighborhood. And while we enjoy a good relationship with most of our neighbors and have even become friendly with some of them, […]


There’s Good News, and There’s Bad News: Quick ACD Update

[Simple dal with basmati rice on dandelion greens. . . definitely ACD friendly!]

I have a recipe in the works for later today, but after my last muffin post and all the questions I received about my anti-candida diet, I thought I’d post a quick update. First, thank you […]


Old Habits Die Hard: Mocha Cinnamon Cereal Muffins

[Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy of my new cookbook! And if you’ve been waiting for the book to be listed on amazon.com, it’s now there! Just click on the book image at left to see the three ways to buy.}

Anyone who’s ever successfully trained dogs knows […]


It’s Here! Contest Winners

It’s been a while coming, but today is the official launch date of Sweet Freedom: Desserts You’ll Love without Wheat Eggs, Dairy or Refined Sugar–and the giveaway winners are announced below!

Thanks, everyone, for being so patient about the book and putting up with my many posts about it–and for all […]


Virtual Vacation by the Sea and Appetizers for Two

[Giveaway Alert: Today is the last day to enter the cookbook giveaway! Post your comment by 12:00 midnight (Toronto time) to be eligible to win a free copy of Sweet Freedom!]

It seems impossible, but I returned to full-time work at the college this week after two months away. […]


Dog Day: Celebrate All Moms!

Although I am not a mother and I lost my own mom many years ago, over time I’ve come to feel that Mother’s Day is nevertheless a cause for celebration.

As Oprah Winfrey is fond of pointing out, motherhood is the hardest job on earth. I wholeheartedly agree; and the older I get, the […]


A Reunion and some Reflections

First of all: Wow. I am truly bowled over by the enthusiastic response to the giveaway, and thrilled that so many of you would like my cookbook! Thanks, all, for your entries and your comments. I have been slow in responding to comments, but have read them all and will respond to any questions later […]


It’s Time for Sweet Freedom–and Worldwide Giveaway!

[WARNING: This post is all about my cookbook. If you’re here for a recipe, you can skip this entry (or check today’s earlier post on Vegetarian Veggie Burgers that Are Made from Vegetables–and new food will return next time!]

I’ve been telling you about it for some time now. […]


Vegetarian Veggie Burgers that are Made from Vegetables

[NB: Just a reminder that you have eight chances to win a free copy of my new cookbook, Sweet Freedom, in the next post!]

I was around 12 when my friends and I first began to find ourselves interested in boys as romantic partners, and not simply background annoyances […]