Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef

ALS Awareness Month: Cha-Ching!

For a disease with a projected short lifespan and no cure, ALS sure costs a lot of money. A 2014 study indicated that on average, a Canadian ALS patient spent $32,337 annually (61% out of pocket). I think that's low,... Continue Reading →


May is a big month for awareness; ALS awareness, lupus awareness, myositis awareness... I understand the need for awareness. Awareness leads to donations to research to cure, ideally. And no one thing is deserving of awareness more than any other.... Continue Reading →

Retro Poetry

While I have not been as diligent in posting daily as I have in other years, I do like to go out with a big finish. We have company from Newfoundland on the way, Mike's sister and her husband. I... Continue Reading →

Long Winded

It was windy today, the high winds that bring out all the birds, as though the midway has come to town. They wheel and soar and hang in the currents, from the smaller denizens of the cove like the kingfishers... Continue Reading →

A Close Shave

As some of you know, I've been shaving my head as a dear friend goes through chemo, as a show of solidarity and support. Today was her chemo day, so a head shave day for me. One of the side... Continue Reading →


Simmering, seething, searing, blind, burning, boiling passed pressure point EXPLODING Raging, railing, sobbing, sniffling, ebbing, expelling c a l m

When you can’t see the forest…

When you can't see the forest for the trees, as the saying goes, it's understandable when they're as big as these, as my new saying goes. I don't think I will ever get used to the height of West Coast... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness, Haiku

worse than yesterday, better than my tomorrows I live for today

Night Lunch

I originally posted this in 2013, and it celebrates the evening ritual of "Night Lunch" in many Newfoundland homes and in particular, my mother-in-law's house. Cookies and milk? That was for Santa on Christmas Eve. A night lunch would be... Continue Reading →

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