Losing My Father In Law 8

I have been walking around with a lump in my stomach. My father-in-law, my husband’s father, Ali Radwan Hassan has passed away two weeks ago. At age 82, in the town of Mash-had located outside of Nazareth in Israel. There were health problems, so I can’t say that this event […]

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Cauliflower :: Storytelling 2

Me at the Vancouver Story Slam, an event that takes place once a month at the cottage bistro. Here is an experiment is combining dance with storytelling. Don’t know if I found the winning combination, but I will keep searching. The story is inspired by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Kafka’s story […]


Have your book and eat it too

“Does your novel contain recipes?” I kept getting asked whenever I told somebody about what I was working on. “No” I would answer. But, after being asked the same question about 20 times, I clued in that I need to find a way to say “yes”. “This is something that […]

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Spoonful Chronicles is here! 8

Thaniya Rasid grew up in the Middle East dreaming of becoming a surgeon. Now living an ordinary life as a mother, wife and a hospital lab tech in Vancouver, Canada, she garners unexpected fame as youTube’s Queen of Hummus when her video demonstrating the recipe goes viral. How could blending […]

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Planned Surprise 2

Life is full of surprises my dear friend. Snow in March in Vancouver. The sun making a brief appearance after weeks and weeks of rain. Receiving a package in the mail to discover that an overseas friend sent you a gift for no reason at all–they simply felt like it. […]


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Bird Dance :: CD review

The pure artist is a rare breed. If you are very very lucky you will get to meet one of those who create with purity of intention. Destiny has showered me with a deluge of good fortune, for I know, in person, several of these unique individuals. They are not […]


Foodie Fiction Feast 1

In March I am planning to hold a giveaway for foodie fiction. This giveaway will include a kindle device plus a list of fantastic novels that feature food as a central element. To prepare myself for this giveaway, I went on a foodie fiction binge to select the best, most […]

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The Secret Life of Trees

Last summer I kept noticing how each tree has an individual character. It’s like each one is saying something This one screams in anguish: “I can’t take it anymore!” This one has dedicated its life to scarring little children Can you feel the parental guidance in this one? This one […]

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A Disapperance in Damascus by Deborah Campbell

Interview with Deborah Campbell Author of A Disappearance in Damascus

A story of friendship between two women. One Canadian, the other Iraqi. Both must find strength to deal with gigantic difficulties. This is the story of A Disappearance in Damascus.     What I appreciated most about the book is the detailed portrayal of life of an Iraqi refugee in […]