My Father’s Garden

Garlic plants

My father’s garden is a labour of love that bears magnificent results.  To him, it’s in season all year long because that is how often he thinks about it.  He dreams about tilling the soil during the bitter cold of winter.  His planning doesn’t wait for the snow to melt.

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My Mother’s Kitchen

my mother's kitchen

My mother’s kitchen is a space which expands its physical parameters and infiltrates into numerous parts of our lives. It starts with her heart. Then it makes its way into my father’s garden and then back again to her kitchen throughout all times of the year. It is the place where I have learned…

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The Dessert Indulgence Cafe: Kingston’s Decadent Experience of International Flavours

Pistachio Cherry Cheesecake- The Dessert Indulgence

  The Dessert Indulgence is a fabulous addition to downtown Kingston’s family of cafés  and restaurants.  The location, the desserts, and the service create a decadent and wonderful experience.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the Owner and Executive Pastry Chef, Saima Kamran Haque, initially in the Kingston Connections networking group when I…

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A Submarino’s Journey Beyond the Cup (Story + Recipe + Chocolate Review)

Paraty submarino

Words have always inspired me. But I never imagined that words associated with chocolate could grow so much inspiration. Enter the submarino. The deeper layers of inspiration uncovered themselves during my first encounter with a submarino which started in Paraty, Brazil.  While aimlessly wandering these delightful cobblestone streets and stumbling on…

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Literature Review: Haven House, A Child’s Perspective of Alzheimer’s Disease

Haven House, A Child's Perspective of Alzheimer's Disease

    Something wonderful is happening in the world of children’s books these days: they’re spreading more awareness on important issues. Of course there are many books which educate and use imaginative approaches in telling stories. But when I was a child, there were barely any stories that were geared to spreading awareness. One…

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Literature Review: Lessons Learned on Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease From the Novel “Still Alice”

Lesson's Learned on Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease from Still Alice (1)

Time and experience have taught me that working directly with Alzheimer’s patients and other people requiring long-term care was not the career path for me. As much as my sensitivity and empathy worked in my favour while working in long-term care homes, it also worked against me in these situations.…

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