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Eat your veggies – please!

I couldn't figure out why my chicken souvlaki post got so many hits yesterday. Turns out Startcooking.com linked to my recipe. I was happy. Until I read the comment, "There are no vegetables in sight here...

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Blueberry Bliss

You are not seeing things. Do not adjust your monitor. Yes, I've used this photo before. On Thursday. It drew so many compliments I thought I'd use it again with some clarifications. One: I did not take this photo. I wish I did, but it was...

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LinkedIn – A good reason to sign up

LinkedIn has a new feature that will make freelancer writers smile -- a companies directory. And you can bet I'll be checking it out so I can target my pitches to the right person within the right company. Michelle Rafter covered the subject thoroughly on...

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Breakfast of Champions

Michael Phelps might be breaking records in the pool, but David McGinn gets gold for his piece in yesterday's Globe and Mail. His "Eat Like Mike" is one of the funniest pieces of writing I've read in a long, long time. McGinn decides to tackle...

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You say cinnamon, I say cassia

My cinnamon ice cream post prompted someone to leave a comment about the potentially toxic effects of cinnamon. It's Monday morning. I spent the entire weekend cleaning out the basement and dealing with mouse nests and the moldy fallout of a summer's worth of floods. I'm...

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Black on black

Black cherries. Black background. Oh, if the cat who played with them at the break of dawn had been black, it would have been perfect. These two survivors are soaking up the early morning sun. I like how the light reflects off their curves. Perhaps for esthetic...

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Spy Girl

She diced, she sliced, she Julia-spied. Yup. It's official. Julia Child was part of a World War II international spy ring known as OSS. According to The Associated Press, Child wasn't the only celebrity to work for an espionage group worthy of Austin Powers 4. Now that...

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Print or broadcast?

A reader posted a question in the comments section the other day and I don't want it to get missed. While she knows her area of interest, she's unsure how to pursue her chosen field. She writes: I am going back to school in September...

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Who’s on first?

If I apply a baseball analogy -- and most things in life work well at this level -- I hit a double this morning. Not only am I guest blogging about booze-filled chocolates at Accidental Hedonist, I've posted a simple but delicious panini recipe at...

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And the winner is…

The votes are in and Italian cuisine is the clear winner. The Boot pulled twice the votes of the second place winner(s). Strangely, French, Indian and Thai formed a three-way tie for the number-two position, proving you to be a diverse and adventuresome culinary crowd....

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