No simple beast of burden

Given my fanatical devotion to the canine sector, I could hardly ignore the dog I met while preparing for this article. But as you can plainly see, this is not a story about a dog (aside from his honourary mention a few paragraphs down). Neigh – or rather, bray – this time I’m pinning the […]

Dealing with cold hard blockheads

This is the time of year when we usually experience ice-like situations. It is not uncommon for a buildup of ice to occur. The challenge that comes is how to get rid of it. There are really only two ways to get rid of a cold, hard block of ice! One way is to pick […]

Winter turns thoughts to travel

In my last column, I mentioned that I was going to look into cutting costs on cable and the internet. After a lot of research, my head threatened to explode. To avoid that happening, I decided to turn my attentions elsewhere – travel! You have read about how much I love shopping with my sisters […]

Let’s get back to our roots

These days, shopping for produce is an international experience. You can have anything you want from practically any country. Sadly, there is only a limited selection of produce from Canada. However, if you buy at an independent store, you have many more Canadian choices when it comes to fruits and vegetables because the big supermarket […]

Lions and lambs for springtime fun

March brings breeze loud and shrill, to stir the dancing daffodil. They also say if March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb. Pretty soon it will be March Break and children will have extra time, especially since March can be unpredictable, when the sun shines hot and the wind blows […]

Cellaring your wine at home

There’s nothing quite like being able to go to your wine storage space at home and retrieve a special bottle for a meal. It saves running out to the store and frankly, it’s quite civilized. However, if you are going to store wine at home, knowing where and how to do it is the key. […]

Duck spotting at Ashbridges Bay

Warm beautiful sunny days keep drawing me to visit Ashbridges Bay over and over again.  If you choose to follow one of the great paths to walk by the water you will be rewarded and see many wintering ducks swimming close to the shore.  At Ashbridges Bay I have been happy to see Bufflehead Ducks, […]

Obesity a leading cause of health problems for pets

Obesity in pets, both cats and dogs continues to be probably the number one contributor to illness and decreased quality of life. Obesity in pets has many of the same correlations to the development of disease that are seen in people. Overweight pets are much more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease and chronic constipation […]

Spring comes early to Beach real estate market

In case you haven’t realized, it’s the middle of February. I know the robin I saw the other day didn’t realize it. No, this isn’t your typical winter. Well, at least not yet I guess. But we’re not out of the woods yet, as we could still get whacked by Mother Nature and Old Man […]

McAdams films close to home

February is the month for love and romantic movies. In The Vow, Rachel McAdams plays a freespirited artist who loses all memory of her husband (Channing Tatum) after a car crash. He has to win her heart all over again. Would you do anything for love? It all started with a kiss. Thomas Edison’s The […]