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Sep. 30, 2011 6:53 pm 
Updated: Oct. 1, 2011 2:23 pm
With a second foot surgery looming next week, I have run out of time to exercise.  I will be on crutches for 2 weeks so, have been cooking and baking, getting the freezer stocked up for my days on the couch.  I have made several of my favourite recipes from the Allrecipes site such as White… MORE
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Jun. 20, 2011 1:51 pm 
I recently met a fellow in a nearby town and being very active, he is always encouraging me to go for walks.  When he's not around, I tend to skip the walks as I am active most of the day as a caregiver to an elderly person and do 5 kms. on my elliptical machine in front of the TV every… MORE
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May 23, 2011 2:59 pm 
Updated: May 24, 2011 7:53 am
I have an elderly gentleman (86 years old) who lives in the lower level of my home.  I prepare his meals and since subscribing to Canada, he gets 'experimented on' on a regular basis.  His favourite recipies are the desserts, of course, and I have tried some recipies that I… MORE
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Mar. 20, 2011 10:53 am 
Updated: Mar. 21, 2011 12:51 pm
I have struggled with my weight since going through menopause and after two months off following foot surgery, I decided that it was time I did something about it.  I went on a "very expensive" diet and started long walks every day.  After two weeks of these diet… MORE
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Nov. 29, 2010 6:31 pm 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2010 9:12 am
I've had a heck of a time running around trying to find a product called Cream of Coconut in order to make a Pina Colada Cheesecake.  I first tried the local Save-On-Foods (Oh, yes, I'm in Canada), in the Baking Isle and nothing near the Condensed Milk.  Not even coconut milk.  I then tried… MORE
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Nov. 23, 2010 4:29 pm 
Updated: Dec. 7, 2010 3:32 pm
I have had some unfortunate news within my family.  One, my Mom has been recently diagnosed with colon cancer.  As far back as I can remember, Mom struggled with her weight and always, and I mean ALWAYS used artificial sweeteners, right up until today and she's now 92.  I looked up some… MORE
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About Me
I am a retired mom of 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. I recently moved to Vernon after spending my whole life on Vancouver Island.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new dessert recipes for my family and other guests although I rarely partake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Nothing can compare with family & friends sharing turkey & trimmings at Christmas time.
My cooking triumphs
A perfect blueberry cheesecake. It tasted as good as it looked and it took me 60 years before I tried one.
My cooking tragedies
The 'ol memory isn't as good as it used to be so I've missed a few ingredients in a couple of recipes. Being the perfectionist that I am, they were 'turfed' rather than suffer through eating them.
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