A New Year’s Resolution

I”m not one for resolutions. But around the Christmas season, we took stock of our wine “collection” and made an interesting discovery. We have an extraordinary number of bottles of ice wine. Ice wine is nice—in its place, but I personally find it...

Seared scallops with Ice wine reduction

I’ve always loved scallops. They are sweet and succulent! This recipe is simple, but oh so delicious. I always use a cast iron skillet to cook them. You can’t get a non-stick pan hot enough and I haven’t been happy with the results in stainless...

A Fierce Love

I am in awe of my wife. Cathy’s father, Gord, has dementia. Once a proud man with a great intellect, he is a shell of his former self and prone to wandering. He now lives in a long-term care facility (a.k.a. nursing home) where he is cared for as well as any...

Tap, tap…

Hello? Tap, tap… Are you there? I mean, are you really there? Because, let me tell you, there are days I am totally convinced that I’m talking to myself – that someone listening to me may think I’m schizophrenic and hearing voices or talking to my ‘imaginary...

A love-hate relationship

Today I had to say good-bye to our dog, Griffin. I’ve been surprised by how sad I feel. You see, I never thought I really liked the dog. I could only describe it as a love-hate relationship. We got Griffin when he was about a year old, seven years ago. He...