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image from a documentary Dashi:Essence of Japan

Dashi and shoyu, soup broth and soy sauce, the base of Japanese cuisine, the essence of food but also the essence of Japanese nature, distilled from the oceans, forests and mountains.

Book cover image - A Darkness Absolute

A Darkness Absolute is the second book in Kelley Armstrong's Casey Duncan series. I devoured the first book, City of the Lost, and have been eagerly awaiting this next entry.

Book cover image - The Dime

Kathleen Kent has just released her new novel The Dime. I've read and really liked her historical novels and was looking forward to this newest book.

Navy by Blaine Wiseman

This informative, non fiction title provides a broad introduction into the career of a Navy sailor.

King and King

Every year at the end of February, we celebrate our freedom to read.

book cover image Rise

Now that's uplifting. Equipped with only YouTube videos and a small bank loan, Cara Brookins built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew consisting of her four children.

This past year my husband and I (and our dog, José) drove from London, ON to Jasper, AB and experienced the beauty of Northern Ontario, the Prairies, the Badlands, and of course, the breath-taking Rockies

Beloved character, Jillian Jiggs, is a precocious little girl who crafts a family of pigs while she is supposed to be cleaning her room

110 years ago on February 7th, 1857 a thaw on the south branch of the Thames River caused the water to rise 11 feet above normal and wrecked Clarke's Bridge on Wellington Street.