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Vegan Nanaimo Bars

Dear Friends: While searching around for a recipe, Tammy offered one of hers – Vegan Nanaimo Bars. With Tammy’s daughter being vegan, and a lot of our customers being or […]

Remembrance Day

Dear Friends: On Remembrance Day I think about all those mothers and fathers who lost a child during the wars and political skirmishes. A child that had his/her life stopped […]

Propane Guages

Dear Friends: Last summer I invited my neighbours over for supper. I was going to try a new shrimp pasta dish and bake an easy cake and put fresh peaches […]

We’ve Got Mice

Dear Friends: No, not live ones (ugh!!) but cute ones you can buy. We have Wrendale Mugs. These have always been a favourite and there are several versions, including a […]

Bag Lady

Dear Friends: This is a selling newsletter . First the bags. We have cotton string bags for your shopping. When I picture these I see women with thick ankles going […]

Shark Bites In Your Mouth

Dear Friends: Shark Bites in Your Mouth. That is the name on the packaging – really! Last year we had Pigs in Blankets that flew out of here. Yes pigs […]


Dear Friends: What happened to summer? I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving already! I still have all my yard work to do. For those living in apartments or condos, that is […]

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Dear Friends: The recipe this month is one that can be served at Thanksgiving, Chocolate Pumpkin Cake. This is a rich dense chocolate cake with pumpkin puree in the batter […]