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Question 9 of 52
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What is your favorite thing to do? How do you feel when you work on this activity? I don’t think I have a favourite activity. I think I have a top five. My mind flits from one thing to the next depending on my needs and mood of the moment. Meditate – I begin each […]
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Bake Club: Focaccia
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Bake Club: Focaccia
Last year I gave Basically’s recipe for focaccia a try and it was the easiest bread I ever made. It was crispy and chewy but salty. Bon Appetite likes very salty food. Flipping through Dessert Person by Claire Safitz, I found her version of focaccia. I thought it would be great with the sou...
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Question 8 of 52
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Write about a person you admire. What qualities do you have in common with this person? I spent several days thinking about this one. I don’t have one person I admire, but there are qualities I really admire in people. This isn’t the first time someone asked me this question. Five yea...
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Bake Club: Grunt
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I am not sure this counts as baking because it bubbles away on a stove top making a grunting sound but its made with a sweet biscuit dough so I think it counts. Traditionally it is called Blueberry Grunt and is a long time Canadian Maritime treat with unclear origins. Some say Arcadian and some [...
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Question 7 of 52
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When you’re feeling confident, what emotions do you experience? How do you define emotions? This is hard for lots of people. I eat my emotions so I don’t feel them. Well, not so much anymore but eating disorders come back to haunt you and then boom, you are back in the game again. I think [...
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Bake Club: Bagel Nightmares
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Bake Club: Bagel Nightmares
I love bagels. Claire Safitz posted a a how-to video on NYT Cooking. It was a recipe from her new cookbook Dessert Person. Only it wasn’. She is a liar. Well…. It wasn’t the same recipe and this caused me stress because I felt like I was doing something wrong. I watched the vide...
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Question 6 of 52
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Write about a time when you did something you were afraid to try. How did you feel afterward? I have been afraid to try lots of things. I still fear snorkeling and scuba diving but I will deep dive without equipment because I trust me, just not equipment. I have no desire to jump out […]
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Bake Club: Poppy Seed Almond Cake
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Bake Club: Poppy Seed Almond Cake
I remember my grandma always having a bundt cake on hand to serve when we came for a visit. The visit was called ‘coffee’. I never drank coffee but I always had the cake. My grandma was a good baker. I mentioned before that I received a couple of cookbooks for Christmas. I spent so [&...
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Question 5 of 52
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Write down five things that define who you are, listing them as “I am ____,” statements. Take a few minutes to think about each one. Which quality feels the best? On my Instagram profile I describe myself as a risk taker, truth teller and dream maker. It has taken me a long time to get […]
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Bake Club: Rhubarb Galettes
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Back in the summer I asked facebook if anyone had an excess of rhubarb they were willing to share with me. I have a tiny new plant that doesn’t produce much yet. I love rhubarb, it tastes like summer to me and is basically a weed here on the Canadian prairies. A good friend had […]
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