La Bella Vita Cucina Post

La Bella Vita Cucina Post

My good friend, Roz Corieri Paige who has a great blog called La Bella Vita Cucina, invited me to write a guest post on her website which I was absolutely delighted to do.  She has a wonderful site with recipes from her Italian American background and is a great cook! We “met” a few years… Continue Reading…

Ruth’s “Cook Book”

Ruth’s “Cook Book”

I’m a cook and not a book reviewer. That said, I just finished “Ruth Reichl’s my kitchen year 136 RECIPES that SAVED MY LIFE” and discovered that we seem to share some similar experiences. The year in question was October 2009 when “Gourmet,” magazine, where Ruth was Editor in Chief for 10 years, closed down in… Continue Reading…

Happy Easter – Buona Pasqua!

Happy Easter – Buona Pasqua!

Once again…our lilac tree is bursting forth and I’m up to my little ears in planning Easter Dinner. Even though I’m a lapsed Lutheran, a few religious days have stuck like glue! But… for me, those days are wrapped around remembering traditions of making and eating delicious food. We haven’t gotten into dying eggs in… Continue Reading…

Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part Three

Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part Three

In January 2016 it’s time for a re-visit to OASIS to see physio Val! This time we both think it’s getting to be time to see a surgeon, considering it will take around 6 months to do so. I’ve been told that if you are a “patient” of OASIS it speeds up the process of… Continue Reading…

Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part Two

Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part Two

It’s now 2015 and I still am not experiencing any pain to speak of. In July it’s time for another visit to OASIS. The physio at OASIS showed me my X-Rays; then explained that my left knee on the inside is now bone-on-bone! She also was surprised that I was not experiencing any pain! She… Continue Reading…

Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part One

Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part One

I’ve been mulling over the idea of writing about my experiences with Arthritis for some time.  I suppose what convinced me to share, was seeing a lot of people who have arthritis and thinking there may be some of you who are experiencing this disease who might find something useful or helpful by reading my… Continue Reading…

Our “New” Oil

Our “New” Oil

Just got the word…the shipment of extra virgin olive oil from Amelia in Umbria has arrived in Vancouver! And I’ve been told it’s extremely good this year. The 2014 harvest was hit particularly hard. Either the oil was in short supply or not available at all due to terrible weather conditions at the most crucial… Continue Reading…