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Try matching wine to soup

October 8, 2014

As the weather cools down, our eating habits tend to change. We want more heart-warming dishes as opposed to cooler ones. At the top of the list has to be soup, one of my faves. Matching wine to soup isn’t usually what most folks think of doing especially because most soup is hot. However, wine […]

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Old wood can provide new displays

Summer is over, fall is here, and we are facing the thought of spending many months indoors again. All those projects that got put on hold while we were at the Beach are now ready to tackle. Why not get your home in order and give it a fresh look for the season? In our […]

Decoding organic vs. local

Every autumn for the past five years, I have rustled up a handful of friends to join me picking crab apples, either in Kew Gardens or Woodbine Park. You may have seen us there! I enjoy talking with curious passersby about these little fruits, which I typically process into apple jelly and apple sauce. Not […]

Al Pacino’s time in the Beach

If someone were to ask about the “biggest” screen star ever to grace our leafy Beach streets, I would put my money on Cass Ole, the race horse who galloped down Kenilworth Avenue to Queen Street in 1979’s The Black Stallion. Horse play aside, I’d bet on Al Pacino in the 1989 thriller Sea of […]


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