Darcie Hossack

Darcie Hossack

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.

Thank you Discovery Channel.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:24

Season to taste and to serve

Carrots. Beets. Broccoli. Salt. Pepper. Butter. Summer.
I’ve been trying all week to think up a recipe that uses any one of the in-season veggies that keep coming to our door as part of a weekly produce plan (aka: Thursday Veggie Box).

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:03

Summer salad worth a thousand words

Setting down the notebook where I stash ideas throughout the days, I sit at my laptop and begin to stir together thoughts about summer.

In what can only be imagined in a singsong voice, the first card begins, “Dear Dad. I may have made you worry when I came in after hours...” It goes on, rhymes, and I return it to its duplicates.

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