Category Archives: Joy

Grandma Fengstad’s Prism Lamps

Latent memories work in strange ways and sometimes I find myself nostalgic for no apparent reason. Other times I can sniff out the breadcrumbs that took me here. Today is one such occasion. I read a fascinating article by John … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Claire-ity [sic]

Lately when it comes to my personal blog, I’ve been following the first half of Ernest Hemingway’s advice well. However, I’ve not been delivering so much on the second part of his advice to “Live it up so you can … Continue reading

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Terra Madre Day 2013 – Slow Food Thompson Okanagan

Mother Earth was smiling last evening. Since 2009, Terra Madre Day is held on December 10 to mark Slow Food’s anniversary. Food communities around the world highlight eating locally and sustainable local food production and honour that through a dedicated … Continue reading

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WBC13 Countdown – BC Winery Each Week – Posting 20

May 28, 2013 – Black Cloud Winery Not all of our wineries in British Columbia are businesses with tasting rooms that you can visit. Bradley Cooper and wife Audralee Daum own and operate Black Cloud Winery, which has been described … Continue reading

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WBC13 Countdown – BC Winery Each Week – Posting 16

April 12, 2013 – Upper Bench Estate Winery Without being too cheesy, this post is a bit of a love story. A whole lot of love between people. A whole lot of love of artisan wine and hand-crafted cheese. Forgive … Continue reading

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WBC13 Countdown – BC Winery Each Week – Posting 15

April 2, 2013 – Eau Vivre Winery Eau Vivre Winery Co-Proprietor Dale Wright pours tastings at the Penticton BC VQA Wine Information Centre, February 23, 2013 Come hell or high “eau vivre” (water of life) as the saying and loose translation … Continue reading

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WBC13 Countdown – BC Winery Each Week – Posting 14

March 5, 2013 – Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Winemaker, President and Chief Executive Officer Sandra Oldfield of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is one of those people in the wine industry that I absolutely admire. Perhaps to the point that she may think … Continue reading

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