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  • Coming Ashore by Catherine Gildiner

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    November 17, 2013

    Coming Ashore by Catherine Gildiner When we last left young Cathy McLure (the tree-climbing, civil rights-pursuing, smart-mouthed child/young woman of Gildiner’s previous memoirs, Too Close to the Falls and After the Falls), her first love had turned out to be married, and the FBI was on her doorstep. What to do? Well, she’s 21 and…

  • Root Vegetables for Winter Warmth

    Root Vegetables for Winter Warmth

    Back Issues, Departments, The Country Cook, Winter 2008

    November 18, 2008

    A basic tomato sauce is used as a topping for our simple cannelloni dish.

  • Quick Fixes for Holiday Guests

    Quick Fixes for Holiday Guests

    Back Issues, Departments, The Country Cook, Winter 2007

    November 15, 2007

    The holiday season invariably means entertaining family and friends – who sometimes drop in by surprise. Having a few items in the freezer helps make the surprise a pleasant one for all. For the bustling winter season, we have come up with three recipes that may be frozen ahead and brought out with no last-minute…

  • The Year in Music: 2007

    The Year in Music: 2007

    Back Issues, Winter 2007

    November 15, 2007

    It’s coming on winter and the weather is, to say the least, surprising. I’ve just spent the most luxurious time sitting on my front porch watching the world go by and listening to some fabulous music. Lucky. Being free to be creative has been my greatest gift in this, my fiftieth year (I hope you…

  • Labyrinths and Mazes

    Labyrinths and Mazes

    Back Issues, Summer 2007

    June 21, 2007

    Places to find or lose yourself in the garden.

  • He gardens She gardens

    He gardens She gardens

    Back Issues, Spring 2007

    March 22, 2007

    We can’t even agree on the right speed for the windshield wipers, so why did we think that we could garden together? We gardened before there was each other. Sue had lots of experience in Toronto before she moved to her property on the banks of Sheldon Creek in Mono. It had plenty of sun…

  • Putting Caledon on the Map

    Putting Caledon on the Map

    Back Issues, Spring 2007

    March 22, 2007

    Caledon townsfolk identify their community’s most important features.