Happy 151st, Canada!

She looks pretty good for her age, doesn’t she? 

Hello Lovelies! 

First and foremost, let me wish you a very Happy Canada Day!  That’s right, we’re 151 years young.  By comparison with the countries some of our forefathers came from, that’s the blink of an eye, but nevertheless we are ‘True North, Strong and Free.’  

Even if you’re not from “the red, white, and leaf,” please raise a glass with me.  Or chow down on some poutine and butter tarts.  We’re more than happy to share the party feelings.



Photo by Ali Tawfiq on Unsplash


To Business 

The Moose, the Murder, and the Single Malt is available on Amazon!  I plan to celebrate in a big way this weekend, and it will be two… no, wait, it’s my sis-in-law’s b-day party, too… three-fold.



Photo by Joseph Chan on Unsplash

That’s a whole lot of reasons to celebrate.  I’m feeling really blessed to achieve this dream.  And I’m actually really chuffed that the timing has lined up so well.  My book, which is set in Canada, coming out right before Canada Day Weekend.   It was meant to be!  

More Canadian Goodness  

I could hardly talk about poutine and butter tarts without sharing links to a recipe or two. 

Poutine is really simple to make, all you need is fresh chips (fries), cheese curds, and a good gravy.  Layer it up and enjoy this decadent Canadian comfort food.  I’m currently noodling on my own take on this Canadian classic.

Butter tarts are a little more involved, but holy are they ever yummy!  I like them with pecans, so I’ll link to a recipe for Pecan Butter Tarts

Like all really good, classic recipes, both poutine and butter tarts have oodles of adaptations.  Have a look around and find one that works for you.  

More Fun Stuff 

I’m cooking up a little giveaway to celebrate my new book.  I’ll send out a signed copy along with a couple of other cozy little goodies (details to follow) to one lucky winner.  So watch this space.



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