Asparagus is in Town!

No one in Ontario can deny that spring is here when local asparagus arrives in the stores. I’m grateful for asparagus from Mexico but when spring arrives I anxiously wait for the stores to announce that local Ontario asparagus is ready to eat. Green is the most common...

Together is Better

Recently I attended a leadership conference with the theme “Together is Better”. We all received a book called “Together is Better – a Little Book of Inspiration” by Simon Sinek. In the book Sinek uses a playground as metaphor for the organizations we might work for,...
In my garden, I found… sage!

In my garden, I found… sage!

I have a very small garden with some favourite herbs.  One of them is sage.  I love sage, both watching it grow in my garden and, to eat.  The best flavour description is “pine-like” with hints of eucalyptus and citrus.  It has a great aroma too.  Sage...

The Optimist Creed

If you are a regular reader of our blogs, you will remember the Welcome Blog (July 2015) in which I told readers they could expect a variety of blog topics, including some that are more personal, with our overall goal to write about things that are interesting,...

It Might Not Be the Gluten After All!

This is a follow up of sorts to an earlier post, Dec 19, 2016, on the Gluten-Free Dilemma and how we manage gluten-free diets in our nursing homes. Today, an interesting article crossed my desk about a new study determining a link between a protein in wheat that may...