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03 May 2015

Grey Owl Cheese

The great grey owl is a merciless predator. With its massive wing span and hushed approach, the grey can hunt effectively by night or day. If it hears a wee creature creeping under packed snow, the grey owl can smash down with its spiked talons, break through the snow crust and snatch up

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30 Apr 2015

The Chandelier, Mask And Door Shop

It now sits across from La Quercia, the much-feted Italian restaurant on 4th. After all these years, I still don’t know what it’s called. The facade says: Art Glass – Stained Glass and Doors. Another sign says: ‘We do all repairs.’ I have no doubt that this is true. Nine,

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30 Apr 2015

VanDusen

Behind some of the city’s most inspiring sites sit teams of volunteers working quietly to keep things beautiful. The amazing Aunt Hilde – when she wasn’t beetling around town in her red Nissan or traveling the world solo at 90 plus – would spend hours at VanDusen Gardens, tagging plants and

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28 Apr 2015

Melissa Cartwright

She is creeping purposefully about the back yard, with her full-coverage body suit, hooded veil and vintage leather gloves. Is this a Stephen King moment? Are more of them coming? There is, thankfully, no havoc to be wreaked here. This unusually clad woman is beekeeper Melissa Cartwright and she is tending

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27 Apr 2015

French Macarons

During the French Revolution, Sister Marguerite and Sister Marie-Elisabeth – Les Soeurs Macarons – were seeking asylum in the French town of Nancy. Doctor Gormand took them in and the Macaron Sisters earned their way by making and selling their ground almond meringue cookies. Les Macarons de Nancy are still famous and

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