Darcie Hossack

Darcie Hossack

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:38

Seven years a (cherry) charm on Valentine’s Day

It was true. In the seven years since they’d been married, Valentine’s Day had become synonymous with romantic folly, yielding the kinds of stories that, at dinner parties, kept friends laughing, helplessly, until someone finally snorted a green pea out their nose.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 14:09

Staying on that spice trail at home

Back in the day (circa: 1980-1999), if someone’s mothers’ spice cupboard contained more than a few jars, they were considered exotic.

Saturday, 21 December 2013 06:45

Little Mixer that Could (n't)

Butter, sugar, eggs and extracts.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:04

We Wish You a Merry Swissmas

Beer, wine, bread, cheese. Beer, wine, bread, cheese.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 13:41

Sometimes simplicity and common sense is best

On Elsie’s first morning on Mayne Island, having woken late, she found Husband had already been up since, oh, 6 a.m. or so.

Thursday, 14 November 2013 09:51

Crab apple thieves can be so hard to find

If the rules of Finders-Keepers apply to crab apple branches that reach out over a public sidewalk, I call dibs.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:29

Pumpkin guts and popcorn balls

There were the pair of cottage cheese container lids snipped into spoked wheels and  tinseled with kitchen foil.

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:13

Talking about things that go bump in the night

It’s our worst nightmare.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 13:39

Zen, and the art of llama whispering

I am a cat whisperer. As a girl, on weekends when I’d visit my grandparents’ farm in southwest Sask., I often wandered across the lane to my aunt and uncle’s house.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 06:58

Almond Joy can be a real blessing in disguise

It had been her grandmother's idea.

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