Each time I eat Maultaschen I am reminded of a 76 year lady whom I met during my semester sojourn in Montreal as a student. I spent an exchange semester there and arrived not having secured a flat for myself. I found a cute bed and breakfast in the middle of the city, thinking that I would stay there for a couple of days until I was able to find my own place. The owner of the house was German, which her thick accent immediately revealed. As soon as I arrived at the house, I was greeted with a book of rules to which all boarders were to abide. Continue reading “Maultaschen and an Ever-Lasting Friendship 1” »

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The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.  ~Author Unknown




I was reminded recently of another lessons for Childhood experience that I had a few months ago, during the summer. Continue reading “Almond and Sour Cherry Biscotti and Lessons from Childhood 2” »

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We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.- Henry David Thoreau -

 

I have been spending a great amount of time with children lately; either at schools or on the playground or within my own home.  The more I spend time with children, the more I realise how much I, and we as adults in general, can actually learn from children. The latest nugget of wisdom, which I gleaned from a child, occurred yesterday while I was doing a project at a school. Continue reading “Red Beet Risotto and Lessons from Children 1” »

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