Monthly Archives: May 2011


Cheesy farewell to Toronto

I was thinking it would be nice to take some Eastern cheeses back west with me, and when I asked about cheese shops, Sandra suggested Nancy’s Cheese on Dupont at Spadina. I duly sweltered along there in the late morning … Continue reading

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Wychwood & more TWUC

Managed to fit a flying visit to the Wychwood BarnsFarmers Market in before the Writers Union meeting plenary on Saturday. It opens at 8 for the summer season. Another misty morning but enough vendors and a steady stream of custom … Continue reading

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TWUC 2011

Like anyone with that ominous birthday on the horizon, I’d say the Writers Union of Canada approaches its fortieth (2012) with a year-before do in Toronto that combines about the right mix of congeniality, information overload, anxiety and a drop … Continue reading

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Haliburton spring

All is well at Haliburton Farm, although cold, wet weather makes for slow growing. Unless you are a lettuce in Farmer Ray’s greenhouse of course: One hates to think what size they’d be if he ever started using artificial fertilizer… … Continue reading


Whole lotta fruit trees

Fruit Trees & More attracts as many visitors as bees, it seems. Bob Duncan is generous with his time and knowledge in showing countless numbers of fruit aficionados around his demonstration orchard. He’s a retired entomologist who spends his winters … Continue reading

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